Publication tag: Economic assessment

How ecosystem-based adaptations to climate change influence community wellbeing

Vanuatu landscape

Climate change poses significant threats to the wellbeing and livelihoods of people and the ecosystems in many small island states. Adaptation solutions must counteract these threats while also supporting development in vulnerable communities. Suitable adaptation options need to ensure that connections between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of socio-economic systems are defined in a way that can support how decisions are made (and by whom) and how these can impact other parts of these systems.

Effective coastal adaptation needs accurate hazard assessment

Collapsed Kastom fig tree at Port Resolution on Tanna

Coastal hazard assessments involved many processes and it is necessary to study and understand the local processes before choosing an adaptation strategy. The adaptation is very specific to the case study and can’t be transferrable to another site without knowing the hazards and processes involved.