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Climate Change Adaptation Among Tibetan Pastoralists: Challenges in Enhancing Local Adaptation Through Policy Support
Fu, Yao2,3; Grumbine, R. Edward2; Wilkes, Andreas4,5; Wang, Yun6; Xu, Jian-Chu7; Yang, Yong-Ping1
Corresponding AuthorYang, YP (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Tibetan Plateau Res, 18 Shuangqing Rd, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China.,yangyp@mail.kib.ac.cn
2012-10-01
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ISSN0364-152X
Volume50Issue:4Pages:607-621
AbstractWhile researchers are aware that a mix of Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK), community-based resource management institutions, and higher-level institutions and policies can facilitate pastoralists' adaptation to climate change, policy makers have been slow to understand these linkages. Two critical issues are to what extent these factors play a role, and how to enhance local adaptation through government support. We investigated these issues through a case study of two pastoral communities on the Tibetan Plateau in China employing an analytical framework to understand local climate adaptation processes. We concluded that LEK and community-based institutions improve adaptation outcomes for Tibetan pastoralists through shaping and mobilizing resource availability to reduce risks. Higher-level institutions and policies contribute by providing resources from outside communities. There are dynamic interrelationships among these factors that can lead to support, conflict, and fragmentation. Government policy could enhance local adaptation through improvement of supportive relationships among these factors. While central government policies allow only limited room for overt integration of local knowledge/institutions, local governments often have some flexibility to buffer conflicts. In addition, government policies to support market-based economic development have greatly benefited adaptation outcomes for pastoralists. Overall, in China, there are still questions over how to create innovative institutions that blend LEK and community-based institutions with government policy making.
KeywordTibetan Plateau Pastoral Community Local Ecological Knowledge Climate Change Adaptation
DOI10.1007/s00267-012-9918-2
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000308652800009
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Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/15654
Collection资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Tibetan Plateau Res, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeog, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Ctr Mt Ecosyst Serv, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
5.World Agroforestry Ctr, Beijing Off, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Inst Tibetan Plateau Res Kunming, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
7.World Agroforestry Ctr, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Fu, Yao,Grumbine, R. Edward,Wilkes, Andreas,et al. Climate Change Adaptation Among Tibetan Pastoralists: Challenges in Enhancing Local Adaptation Through Policy Support[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT,2012,50(4):607-621.
APA Fu, Yao,Grumbine, R. Edward,Wilkes, Andreas,Wang, Yun,Xu, Jian-Chu,&Yang, Yong-Ping.(2012).Climate Change Adaptation Among Tibetan Pastoralists: Challenges in Enhancing Local Adaptation Through Policy Support.ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT,50(4),607-621.
MLA Fu, Yao,et al."Climate Change Adaptation Among Tibetan Pastoralists: Challenges in Enhancing Local Adaptation Through Policy Support".ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 50.4(2012):607-621.
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