SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Tanner, Thomas and Lewis, D and Wrathall, D and Bronen, R and Cradock-Henry, N and Huq, S and Lawess, C and Nawrotski, R and Prasad, V and Rahman, Md. A and Alaniz, R and King, K and McNamara, K and Nadiruzzaman, Md. and Henly-Shepard, S and Thomalla, F (2015) 'Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change.' Nature Climate Change, 1 (4). pp. 23-26.

[img]
Preview
Text - Accepted Version
Download (136kB) | Preview

Abstract

The resilience concept requires greater attention to human livelihoods if it is to address the limits to adaptation strategies and the development needs of the planet's poorest and most vulnerable people. Although the concept of resilience is increasingly informing research and policy, its transfer from ecological theory to social systems leads to weak engagement with normative, social and political dimensions of climate change adaptation. A livelihood perspective helps to strengthen resilience thinking by placing greater emphasis on human needs and their agency, empowerment and human rights, and considering adaptive livelihood systems in the context of wider transformational changes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Climate change, resilience, livelihoods, transformation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
ISSN: 1758678X
Copyright Statement: © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Nature Climate Change published by Springer Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2431
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2431
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 09:18
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/30486
Funders: Other

Altmetric Data

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
199Downloads
18Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item