The objectives of the regional E-discussion on climate change and poverty: Collect and summarize the expert opinions on climate

Involving local communities is a prerequisite to sustainable disaster risk reduction. Local communities are both the primary victims and the first to respond to emergencies when disasters strike. Nobody is more interested in reducing disaster risk than the community whose survival and well-being is at stake.

This document addresses development projects' impact on the environment, which may be harmful to communities and ultimately increases poverty and makes people more vulnerable to disasters. It contains an environmental assessment template and describes the six steps involved in completing this assessment, in addition to disaster and climate risk reduction cases.

Specialized environmental courts and tribunals (ECTs) are making major contributions to access to justice, environmental governance, and protection of the environment around the world. Their growth is spectacular

This article draws on research the author carried out in Ghana and Burkina Faso to explore the impact of a transboundary water governance project on poor people

This paper examines the effectiveness of environment courts in the PRC and elsewhere, so that the lessons learned can be applied in the PRC and in other developing countries. It also recommends ways to promote environmental justice in the PRC, given that the 11 environment courts are no longer enough to handle the rapidly increasing caseload throughout the country.

In this article the author critically reflect on participatory processes in vulnerability research in the context of community-based adaptation to climate change (CBA). CBA is an emerging form of bottom-up adaptation to

In the face of increasing disaster events and the ongoing and future impacts of global climate change, a growing body of work is emerging around community-based responses to preventing disasters and adapting to a changing climate (known as

This paper describes a community-based framework for combining different types of knowledge to address climate change. It builds on earlier work by Mercer to develop and pilot a framework for addressing disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The 52 SIDS face similar sustainability challenges, including exceptional vulnerability to climate change.

Forests play an important role in enhancing livelihood requirements for rural community and also in maintaining ecological balance. Moreover, they provide many tangible and intangible goods and services viz., timber, fuelwood, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), and have recreation and aesthetic value.

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