Integrated climate change adaptation: towards an emancipatory community forestry-based approach

Chowdhary, C. L. and Conroy, W. and Gritten, D. and Pairojmahakij, R. and Poudyal, B. H. and Sapkota, L. M. and Triraganon, R. (2017) Integrated climate change adaptation: towards an emancipatory community forestry-based approach. International Forestry Review, 19 (S1). ISSN 1465-5489


In recent years, the notion of 'integrated adaptation' has emerged in international climate change discourse. This approach emphasises the need to analyse vulnerability across sectors and to develop adaptation interventions that create positive cross-sectoral impacts. This paper suggests
that community forestry, as an already-embedded form of commoning, could be a useful entry point for implementing integrated adaptation. It presents a community forestry-based climate change adaptation (CF-CCA) framework, as conceived and implemented in Nepal’s Terai. It then
evaluates the framework – through the lens of political ecology – and its approach to community level data collection, building linkages with local government, and the tenability of 'scaling up' the framework in its current form. We conclude by asserting that the CF-CCA framework
is a promising tool for integrated adaptation that must be further 'politicised' in order to address dynamic issues of power and inequality and provide emancipatory change.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 04:12
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 02:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: community forestry; climate change; integrated adaptation; political ecology
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

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