Vulnerability and adaptation

madugundurukmini By madugundurukmini, 16th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Vulnerability relates to social and natural system. The issues of the social and physical Vulnerability to climate change are directly related because the major sensitivities of ecological and natural systems across the regions of Asia translate into risks to socio- economic systems.

Human systems and behaviors to reduce the risks to people's lives and live-hoods

In developing countries, adaptation responses re closely linked to developmental activities. Consequently, there is a large spillover effect between adaptation policies and developmental activities. Adaptation to climate change involves deliberate adjustments in natural or human systems and behaviors to reduce the risks to people's lives and live-hoods.
There are three reasons to adapt to climate change
Climate change cannot be totally avoided; anticipatory and precautionary adaptation is more effective and less costly than last minute emergency adaptation; unexpected events are possible.

The pressures on declining biomass resources and help in preservation of carbon sinks represent sound adaptation strategies

Current adaptation strategies with clear application to climate change in agriculture include moisture conserving practices, hybrid selection, crop substitution, conservation of specific stress tolerate breeds and improved management practice etc are more effective.
Similarly, in the energy sector, interventions that improve the efficiency of devices reduce the pressures on declining biomass resources and help in preservation of carbon sinks represent sound adaptation strategies.
Mitigation of climate change involves actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and development choices that will lead to low emissions in the longer.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Apr 2013 (#)

I just read that crop cultivation is possible even in saline soil conditions that are found near seashore. Let us hope we can adapt and survive - siva

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