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Author Basu, Jyotish Prakash,
Title Climate change adaptation and forest dependent communities : an analytical perspective of different agro-climatic regions of West Bengal, India / Jyotish Prakash Basu.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.

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Author Basu, Jyotish Prakash,
Series SpringerBriefs in environmental science
SpringerBriefs in environmental science.
Subject Climatic changes -- India -- West Bengal.
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- India -- West Bengal.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- India -- West Bengal.
Description 1 online resource : map.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction; Hypotheses; Contents; Chapter 1: Review of Literature; 1.1 Livelihood; 1.2 Vulnerability; 1.3 Conceptual Framework; 1.4 Socioeconomic Approach; 1.5 Biophysical Approach; 1.6 The Integrated Assessment Approach; 1.7 Analytical Methods of Vulnerability; 1.8 Adaptation and Adaptive Capacity; Chapter 2: Data Base and Methodology; 2.1 Data Base; 2.1.1 Primary Data and Methodology; 2.2 Data Collection; 2.2.1 Determinants of Adaptation by Heckman's Two-Step Model; Chapter 3: Profile of Study Area and Socio-economic Analysis of Sample Households; 3.1 About West Bengal.
3.1.1 District Profile of the Drought Prone District of Bankura in West Bengal3.1.2 Socio-economic Conditions of Sample Households in Drought Prone Area; 3.1.2.1 Distribution of Livestock assets; 3.1.2.2 Distribution of Physical Assets; 3.1.3 District Profile of the Coastal Indian Sunderbans District of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal; 3.1.4 Socio-economic Profile of Sample Households in Coastal Area; 3.1.4.1 Description of Different Components of Income; 3.1.5 District Profile of the Mountain District of Darjeeling in West Bengal.
3.1.6 Socio-economic Profile of Sample Households in Mountain Area3.1.6.1 Infrastructural Facilities; Chapter 4: Vulnerability Analysis; 4.1 First Generation and Second Generation Vulnerability Assessments; 4.2 Vulnerability by Security Diagram and Fuzzy Inference System; 4.2.1 Fuzzy Inference System; 4.3 Socio-economic Vulnerability for Drought, Coastal and Mountain Areas of West Bengal; Chapter 5: Analysis of Perception, Livelihood Impacts and Threats of Climate Change; 5.1 Climate Change Perception and Climate Change Perception Index of the Households in Drought Prone Area.
5.2 Climate Change Perception, Climate Change Perception Index and Perception Regarding Sea Level Rise Index of the Households in Coastal Area5.3 Climate Change Perception and Climate Change Perception Index of the Households in Mountain Area; 5.4 Livelihood Impact of Climate Change on the Households in Drought Prone Area; 5.5 Livelihood Impact of Climate Change on the Households in Coastal Area; 5.6 Livelihood Impact of Climate Change on the Households in Mountain Area; 5.7 Threats of Climate Change in Drought, Coastal and Mountain Areas of West Bengal.
5.7.1 Threats Identified in Drought Prone Areas5.8 Threats Identified in Coastal Sunderbans; 5.9 Threats Identified in Mountain Regions; Chapter 6: Adaptation to Climate Change and Its Determinants at the Household Level; 6.1 Adaptation Options of the Households in Drought, Coastal and Mountain Areas of West Bengal; 6.1.1 Adaptation to Climate Change in Drought Prone Area; Self Help Groups (SHGs); Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs); 6.1.2 Adaptation in Coastal Region; 6.1.3 Adaptation in Mountain Region; 6.2 Determinants of Adaptation at the Household Level.
Summary This book addresses the livelihood impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptation measures on the forest dependent communities of India. Research presented here focuses on three different agro-climatic areas of West Bengal, namely the coastal Sundarban, the drought-prone region and the mountainous region. Readers will discover the main climate induced vulnerabilities that affect livelihoods of forest communities, understand how to evaluate the expected impacts of climate change at different levels under different climate change scenarios, and be able to assess and measure the implied major social, environmental and economic impacts. Particular attention is also given to the role of the Indian governmental policy (including national forest policy of 1988) to reduce climate-related vulnerabilities. Chapters also highlight two main approaches to vulnerability assessment in socio-ecological systems. The first is the impact-based approach, which assesses the potential impacts of climate change on forest dependent people. The second is the vulnerability-based approach, which assesses social sensitivity and adaptive capacity to respond to stresses. Development practitioners, government implementing agencies, and researchers in environmental science and policy will find this book appealing.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 4, 2017).
ISBN 9783319523255 (electronic bk.)
3319523252 (electronic bk.)
9783319523248 (print)
3319523244
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-52325-5
OCLC # 979992082
Additional Format Print version: Basu, Jyotish Prakash. Climate Change Adaptation and Forest Dependent Communities : An Analytical Perspective of Different Agro-Climatic Regions of West Bengal, India. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017 9783319523248



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