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Cover for Decentralized governance of adaptation to climate change in Africa.

This book comprises 13 chapters divided into four sections. The first section explores the cross-sectorial aspects of climate change governance, with a focus on the disconnect between the central and subnational levels of governance and on how climate change has become a contested policy arena....

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter introduces the book that attempts to address the gap between subnational institutions response to climate change. Most chapters in the book are an outcome of the Climate Change and Rural Institution (CCRI) studies that were undertaken 2012-2016 with the aim to examine how a range of...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementing African national climate change policies.

This chapter aims to identify the drivers behind climate change policies, the intentions for their implementation, and the balance between national and subnational administrative levels with regard to control over finance, decision making and action. This chapter first traces the links between the...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Creating political space for climate change adaptation in Northern Ghana.

This chapter explores the role that NGOs can facilitate in creating links between policy makers, local institutions and those affected by climate change by strengthening participation through a rights-based approach. This chapter focuses on the NGO CARE International as an example, with a special...

Author(s)
Rasmussen, J. F.; Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Local politics of climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter seeks to understand how it was possible to put climate change on to the political agenda of local government as in the case in Uganda. It goes on to explore how political 'will' after the election, despite a lack of additional fiscal resources, was transformed into the enacting...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.; Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Local political processes and the management of the Awoja watershed in Eastern Africa.

This chapter explores the political character of natural resource management in a changing climate and, in particular, the local political process that influences the management of natural resources in the Awoja watershed in eastern Uganda. Using a cross-sectional survey design that involves both...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Agea, J.; Okiror, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Competing interests over natural resources and adaptation to climate change: the case of rice cultivation in the Gweri wetlands, Uganda.

This chapter analyses the extent to which, and how, the combination of two trends are responsible for the increased tension between different land-use groups that has emerged over the past decade: climate change and the commercialization of rice cultivation. The chapter aims to examine the...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Bashaasha, B.; Okiror, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social and institutional dynamics of mobility as an adaptation to climate change.

This chapter seeks to understand how the relationship between climate change and mobility has evolved during the past two decades, from an understanding of climate change as a direct cause of mobility to a more complex understanding that includes multiple factors that are unrelated to climate...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Nakendo, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hoarders as saviours: the performance of regional grain traders during and after extreme drought.

This chapter examines the relationship between trade and climate change, showing how the regulation of trade can be a tool for climate change adaptation. The purpose of this study is to bring to the forefront some critical issues related to food commodity hoarding that are related to extreme...

Author(s)
Suubi, G.; Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusion: towards subnational climate change action amidst ambiguity and contestation over power and resources.

This concluding chapter provides a thorough discussion on the following topics: governance of climate change action; climate change action as an arena for political contestation; NGO facilitation of interaction between local government and communities; the political ecology of climate change;...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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