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Lessening risks for fishers in climate-change hotspots – Validated RNRRS Output

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Focus Region:
Latin America & the Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Climate / Weather / Environment
Type of Risk:
Weather & Climate related
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
Fisheries & Aquaculture

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID’s 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes. Principally based on Projects R4778J, R8475 and R7336.

A new approach pinpoints places where climate change is likely to affect fisheries most. As well as fishers’ lives, climate change will affect trade, economies and jobs. ‘Vulnerability mapping’, as it is called, alerts people to climate-change hot spots where action is urgently needed. Communities can use this approach to help prepare for climate change. Fishing groups in Malawi have now included migration and other ways to adapt to climate change in their plans. Benin, Malawi, South Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brazil, Chile, Italy, Finland and the UK are also using vulnerability mapping. It has great potential for lessening the risks of climate change throughout Central and West Africa, tropical coastal areas in South America and Southeast Asia.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.