Using geostatistical techniques to map adaptive capacities of resource-poor communities to climate change
作者: Martin Munashe ChariHamisai HamandawanaLeocadia Zhou
作者单位: 1Department of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, University of Fort Hare , Alice, South Africa
2Risk and Vulnerability Science Centre (RVSC), University of Fort Hare , Alice, South Africa
刊名: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 2018, Vol.10 (5), pp.670-688
来源数据库: Emerald Journal
DOI: 10.1108/IJCCSM-03-2017-0071
关键词: South AfricaClimate changeAdaptive capacityGeostatistical techniquesNkonkobe Local MunicipalityVulnerability assessment
原始语种摘要: Purpose(#br)This paper aims to present a case study-based approach to identify resource-poor communities with limited abilities to cope with the adverse effects of climate change. The study area is the Nkonkobe Local Municipality, in the Eastern Cape which is one of South Africa’s provinces ranked as being extremely vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change because of high incidences of poverty and limited access to public services such as water and education. Although adaptive capacity and vulnerability assessments help to guide policy formulation and implementation by identifying communities with low coping capacities, policy implementers often find it difficult to fully exploit the utility of these assessments because of difficulties in identifying vulnerable communities. The...
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  • change 变化
  • resource 资源
  • methodology 方法学
  • climate 气候
  • approach 
  • adaptive 适应的
  • vulnerable 要害
  • indicator 指示剂
  • economically 经济地
  • identify 视为同一