Md Nadiruzzaman argues that we need to learn more from past experience of the impact of natural hazards if we are to deal effectively with these events in the future.

Luong Quang Huy describes a participatory research approach designed to empower local communities in adapting to socio-economic trends and climate change. The project resulted in a framework that encouraged local communities to use reflexively what they already have, such as their knowledge and connections, and to apply critical thinking on a daily basis.

It seems obvious that with more people on earth there will be greater pressure on planetary resources and larger emissions of greenhouse gases. But it is also well known that very poor households contribute little to greenhouse gas emissions.

The First Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1990 noted that the greatest single impact of climate change might be on human migration. The report estimated that by 2050, 150 million people could be displaced by climate change-related phenomenon. More recent studies increase this estimate.

Adaptation is now both urgent and unavoidable in both developed and developing countries. Unlike the early years of global climate change discussions, adaptation is now also acknowledged as a necessary part of the global policy response to climate change.

Poor, marginalized people in rural areas of Nepal, who depend solely on natural resources and climatesensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries for their livelihoods, are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Most farmers depend on monsoon rain for crop cultivation, so changing rainfall patterns could have devastating results.

Deforestation remains an entrenched and ongoing issue in the Amazon, the world

This article points to:
- the main impacts of climate change on the health of the population of Bhutan.
- Higher morbidity and mortality from extreme weather and
climate events and an expansion of vectorborne and water-related
diseases are expected.

This article describes an innovative scheme for allocating emissions targets that preserves development priorities.

In this article the author advocates demand management for optimal adaptation to changes in water resources in the Indus Basin resulting from climate change.