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A reflection on collaborative adaptation research in Africa and Asia

Cochrane, Logan, Cundill, Georgina, Ludi, Eva, New, Mark, Nicholls, Robert, Wester, Phillipus, Cantin, Bernard, Subrammanyam Murali, Kallur, Leone, Michele, Kituyi, Evans and Landry, Marie-Eve (2017) A reflection on collaborative adaptation research in Africa and Asia Regional Environmental Change, pp. 1-9.

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The reality of global climate change demands novel approaches to science that are reflective of the scales at which changes are likely to occur, and of the new forms of knowledge required to positively influence policy to support vulnerable populations. We examine some of the opportunities and challenges presented by a collaborative, transdisciplinary research project on climate change adaptation in Africa and Asia that utilised a hotspot approach. A large scale effort to develop appropriate baselines was a key challenge at the outset of the program, as was the need to develop innovative methodologies to enable researchers to work at appropriate spatial scales. Efforts to match research to the biophysical scales at which change occurs need to be aware of the mismatch that can develop between these regional scales and the governance scales at which decisions are made.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 March 2017
Additional Information: Logan Cochrane, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada Georgina Cundill, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada Eva Ludi, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK Mark New, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Philippus Wester, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal Bernard Cantin, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada Kallur Subrammanyam Murali, International Development Research Centre, New Delhi, India Michele Leone, International Development Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Evans Kituyi, International Development Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Marie-Eve Landry, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Keywords: Climate change; adaptation; collaborative research; hotspots
Organisations: Energy & Climate Change Group


Local EPrints ID: 406754
ISSN: 1436-3798
PURE UUID: e351e6a0-9307-4690-896b-ce66d53f22af

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2017 02:07
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 13:58

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Author: Logan Cochrane
Author: Georgina Cundill
Author: Eva Ludi
Author: Mark New
Author: Robert Nicholls
Author: Phillipus Wester
Author: Bernard Cantin
Author: Kallur Subrammanyam Murali
Author: Michele Leone
Author: Evans Kituyi
Author: Marie-Eve Landry

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