Climate Change Adaptation Practices in South Asia Countries

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The 100-page report from Oxfam research presents a review of climate adaptation practices in South Asia. The report contains a stocktake of climate adaptation done in the region focusing on five countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The report describes the vulnerability in the region – home to the world’s poor, the inequality of wealth, imbalances of in economic growth, and its proneness to disasters. Climate adaptation in the region lacks cohesiveness within the other relevant government institutions like the disaster risk reduction, agriculture, and other related policies.

Oxfam is taking a holistic, people-centred, and rights-based approach to poverty and injustice, and for them, this is the best way to reduce poverty sustainably.

Climate adaptation practice or projects should, therefore, do the following:

  • build adaptive capacity,
  • empowering and enriching resources of local governments to be genuine agents of change,
  • should be able to assess the vulnerability of the community to assist in planning,
  • manage risk and uncertainty, and address factors the limit adaptive capacity to climate change.

The report shows the various adaptation projects in these five countries, approaches and tools used, and specific examples of adaptation technologies applied.

Sixty-four adaptation projects and programmes were analysed. Out of these, 14 were found to be examples of good practice. Chapter 4 presents these good climate adaptation practices in 5 countries in detail.

The report has also identified current gaps between knowledge, capacity, and experience and what is needed to be done going forward.

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Source citation:

Sterret, C. (2011 November 16). Oxfam Research Reports Review of Climate Change Adaptation Practices in South Asia. Oxfam. Retrieved from

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