As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative responses. Research in hazard management, humanitarian response, food security programming, and other areas seeks to identify and understand factors that create vulnerability and strategies that enhance resilience at all levels of social organization. This book uses case studies from around the globe to demonstrate ways that communities have fostered resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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SECTION I Methodology, Policy, and Early Warning Systems

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SECTION II Impacts on Resilience and Vulnerability

chapter |44 pages

Food Security and Livelihoods

chapter |34 pages

Gender and Social Inequality

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SECTION III Community-Based Factors That Impact Resilience and Vulnerability