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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • CAF2015-RR10-NMY-Neef, CAF2016-RR05-CMY-Neef, CAF2017-RR01-CMY-Neef

Climate Change Adaptation in Post-Disaster Recovery Processes: Flood-Affected Communities in Cambodia and Fiji

By adopting an integrated and participatory action­ research approach, this project explores how rural communities living in disaster-­prone river basins of Cambodia and Fiji respond to increasing incidences of floods, droughts and cyclones under the influence of climate change and other risk factors, such as hydro­electric power development, forest conversion and environmental degradation. Particular emphasis is placed on risk perceptions and adaptive strategies of individuals, families and social groups with regard to regular and catastrophic floods and other hazards and how the livelihoods of vulnerable groups are affected by climate-induced disasters. Our research approach integrates the food, water and energy security nexus with the rural livelihood framework. The aims of the project are to (1) identify the spatial extent and dynamics of climate-induced hazards as a result of multiple risk factors; (2) determine the various factors that can enhance resilience and adaptive capacities of disaster-affected communities in a changing environment, and (3) provide examples of successful community-­based hazard management and climate change adaptation that can serve as best-­practice models for other disaster-­affected communities in the Asia-­Pacific region.

Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2021

“Listening to the Sounds of the Water”: Bringing Together Local Knowledge and Biophysical Data to Understand Climate-Related Hazard Dynamics

Book / book chapter • 2020

Planned relocation as a contentious strategy of climate change adaptation in Fiji

Book / book chapter • 2020

Embodying resilience: Narrating gendered experiences of disasters in Fiji

Book / book chapter • 2020

A participatory approach to understanding the impact of multiple natural hazards in communities along the Ba River, Fiji

Case study • 2020

Participatory GIS and community-based adaptation to climate change and environmental hazards: A Cambodian case study

Book / book chapter • 2020

Climate-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region – from response and recovery to adaptation

Presentation • 2020

Integrated and participatory action research for enhanced resilience to climate change: Capturing community perception and narratives of climate adaptation for informing policy

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Climate change impacts and disaster resilience among micro businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector: The case of Kratie, Cambodia

Brief • 2019

Climate adaptation strategies in Fiji: The role of social norms and cultural values — Policy Brief 8

Brief • 2019

Is Planned Relocation a Viable Solution to Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Fiji? Climate Change Adaptation in Post-Disaster Recovery – Policy Brief 7

Brief • 2019

Weathering the Storm: How iTaukei Fijian women experience vulnerability and resilience to disaster — Policy Brief 6

Brief • 2019

Adapting in Tough Times: Strategies and Barriers of Fijian Small Businesses in Building Disaster Resilience — Policy Brief 10

Brief • 2019

Impacts of Climate Change on Small Businesses in Kratie Town, Kratie Province, Cambodia — Policy Brief 5

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Drought forecasting through statistical models using standardised precipitation index: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Disaster Preparedness and the Abeyance of Agency: Christian Responses to Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Brief • 2019

Climate Change Adaptation: Inside the Flood-prone Communities in Kratie Province, Cambodia — Policy Brief 2

Brief • 2019

Seasonal Livelihoods and Adaptation Strategies for an Uncertain Environmental Future: Results from Participatory Approaches in Prek Prasop District, Kratie Province, Cambodia — Policy Brief 3

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Explorations in Forecasting Hydrological Indices: An Application in Fiji

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CAF2017-RR01-CMY-Neef

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Temporal Dimensions of the Impacts of Environmental Change along the Lower Mekong River, Cambodia

Brief • 2019

Religion: A Bane or a Boon in Post-Disaster Fiji? Climate Change Adaptation in Post-Disaster Recovery – Policy Brief 9

Brief • 2019

Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for an Uncertain Environmental Future: Results from Participatory Approaches in Prek Prasop District, Kratie Province, Cambodia — Policy Brief 4

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Climate adaptation strategies in Fiji: The role of social norms and cultural values

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Embodying Resilience: Narrating Gendered Experiences and Knowledge Construction of Disasters in Fiji

Brief • 2017

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change and Environmental Hazards: Results from Participatory Approaches in Prek Prasop District, Kratie Province, Cambodia — Policy Brief 1

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Governing Mobility Across Messy Policy Space: Planned Relocation as a Strategy of Climate Change Adaptation from UNHCR to Fiji

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Environmental Change Adaptation: Communities Facing Multiple Hazards in the Ba District, Viti Levu, Fiji

Peer-reviewed publication • 2016

Losing Faith in development? The Role of Religion in a Post-Disaster Environment

Peer-reviewed publication • 2016

Towards an Uncertain Future with No-Regrets: Community Decision-Making in the Face of Multiple Risks in Fiji