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Title:The impact of climate change on drylands: with a focus on West Africa
Editors:Dietz, A.J.ISNI
Ruben, R.ISNI
Series:Environment & policy (ISSN 1383-5130)
City of publisher:Dordrecht
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN:1402019521; 1402021585
Geographic terms:Sahel
West Africa
Burkina Faso
climate change
environmental policy
Abstract:The dryland areas of the world are among the most vulnerable to climate change. At the same time the resilience of human and natural systems in dryland areas has been remarkable over the last three decades, in particular in the West African Sahel. This collective volume presents the findings of the Impact of Climate Change on Drylands (ICCD) project. This project aimed to identify different climate-related risk-coping strategies at farm-household and individual level for sub-Saharan West Africa. The volume includes three parts. The first part deals with climate change in the Sahel in a broad regional context and addresses issues related to demographic development, climate change, its impacts and adaptation strategies. The second part describes local case studies from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal, where for different environmental and socioeconomic situations various livelihood strategies are described. The third part deals with the policy consequences and climate change preparedness. Contributors: Wouter van Beek, Gertjan van den Born, John van Boxel, Mark Breusers, Annelet Broekhuis, Johan Brons, Mirjam de Bruijn, Asa´ta Diallo, Ton Dietz, Han van Dijk, Saa Dittoh, Kees van der Geest, Peter Hazell, Thea Hilhorst, Pleuntje Jellema, Ali de Jong, Lianne Kersbergen, Herman van Keulen, Mama KonatÚ, Gideon Kruseman, Arie Kuyvenhoven, Rik Leemans, David Millar, Francis Obeng, Edward Ofori-Sarpong, Boukary Ouedraogo, Marcel Put, Chris Reij, Ruerd Ruben, Hassane Saley, Michiel Schaeffer, Keffing Sissoko, Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla, Peter Ton, Mohammed Toure, Els Veldhuizen, Jan Verhagen, and Fred Zaal. [ASC Leiden abstract]