Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor


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This report reviews how political and economic institutions can affect – help or hinder – the decisions of the poor and other marginalised groups in semi-arid lands to adapt in the context of changing climate.

Looking both at in-situ and transformational adaptation, the authors assess the range of risk-coping mechanisms available to poorer households, with a focus on barriers to adaptation and what these adaptive responses imply for development prospects.

 

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