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Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. University of East Anglia, England.
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2015 (English)In: Nature Climate Change, ISSN 1758-678X, E-ISSN 1758-6798, Vol. 5, no 9, 872-+ p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Coastal communities are particularly at risk from the impacts of a changing climate(1). Building the capacity of coastal communities to cope with and recover from a changing environment is a critical means to reducing their vulnerability(2,3). Yet, few studies have quantitatively examined adaptive capacity in such communities. Here, we build on an emerging body of research examining adaptive capacity in natural resource-dependent communities in two important ways. We examine how nine indicators of adaptive capacity vary: among segments of Kenyan fishing communities; and over time. Socially disaggregated analyses found that the young, those who had migrated, and those who do not participate in decision-making seemed least prepared for adapting to change in these resource-dependent communities. These results highlight the most vulnerable segments of society when it comes to preparing for and adapting to change in resource-dependent communities. Comparisons through time showed that aspects of adaptive capacity seemed to have increased between 2008 and 2012 owing to higher observed community infrastructure and perceived availability of credit.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 9, 872-+ p.
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121507DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2690ISI: 000360338400023OAI: diva2:860048
Available from: 2015-10-09 Created: 2015-10-05 Last updated: 2015-10-09Bibliographically approved

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