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Understanding Social change. A decomposition approach.

In this paper, the authors fill a gap on the literature about Decomposition as its is applied  across  many  disciplines,  especially  within  the  social  sciences.

Eloundou-Enyegue, Parfait M.; Giroux, Sarah C.; and Michel Tenikue.  2017. Understanding Social change. A decomposition approach. IUSSP.

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Year: 2017

Environmental Change, Migration, and Conflict in Africa

This article examines how migration may act as an intervening and causal variable between environmental change and conflict by combining climate-conflict and environment-migration research. It argues that  to understand the potential propensity of environmental change to lead to conflict in Africa, close attention needs to be paid to local-level manifestations of conflict and (mal)adaptive forms of migration.

Freeman, L. 2017. Environmental Change, Migration, and Conflict in Africa. The Journal of Environment & Development, doi: 1070496517727325.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1070496517727325
Journal Article
Year: 2017

Population pressure and global markets drive a decade of forest cover change in Africa's Albertine Rift

The authors examined national socioeconomic, demographic, agricultural production, and local demographic and geographic variables to assessed multilevel forces driving local forest cover loss and gain outside protected areas during the first decade of this century by using satellite-derived estimates of forest cover change in Africa's Albertine Rift.

Ryan, S. J., M. W. Palace, J. Hartter, J. E. Diem, C. A. Chapman and J. Southworth. 2017. Population pressure and global markets drive a decade of forest cover change in Africa's Albertine Rift. Applied Geography 81: 52-59.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.02.009
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Year: 2017

Talking About the Weather in Chiapas, Mexico: Rural Women's Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Drawing on interviews and ethnographic field work with women in 2 local development organizations in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México undertaken over 8 weeks in 2014 and 2015, this paper explores how place-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation interact with processes and ideas operating at national and global scales.

Lookabaugh, L. 2017. Talking About the Weather in Chiapas, Mexico: Rural Women's Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation. The Latin Americanist 61(1): 61-80.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tla.12101
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Year: 2017

Migration as an Adaptation Strategy for Atoll Island States

This is a discussion of the the possible solutions and protection alternatives for climate change displacement for the inhabitants of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), and particularly of Atolls Islands States.

Yamamoto, L. and M. Esteban. 2017. Migration as an Adaptation Strategy for Atoll Island States. International Migration, DOI: 10.1111/imig.12318

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12318
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Year: 2017

Climate-induced migration: Exploring local perspectives in Kiribati

The study using a questionnaire (n = 60) as the primary method of data collection, explores  how local community members have taken it upon themselves to respond to the impacts of climate change by utilizing a number of different strategies. The results show that: first, respondents consider climate change to be the most concerning issue for sustaining their livelihoods; second, respondents have built physical defences, relocated temporarily or permanently, and sought government assistance to adapt to localized climate-related impacts; and third, the majority of respondents indicated that they would migrate as a long term strategy to respond to the future impacts of climate change.

Allgood, L. and K. E. McNamara. 2017. Climate-induced migration: Exploring local perspectives in Kiribati. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 38(3): 370-385.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12202
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Year: 2017

Adaptive migration: pluralising the debate on climate change and migration

In this paper, the multi-dimensional relationship between climate change and migration was explored as well as new perspectives and concepts to interpret the emerging theory of adaptive migration was advanced, through the use of the concept of pluralism.

Baldwin, A. and E. Fornalé. 2017. Adaptive migration: pluralising the debate on climate change and migration. The Geographical Journal 183(4): 322-328.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12242
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Year: 2017

Gender and the management of climate-related risks in Northern Thailand

Results form this study show that when strengthening climate risk management practices or designing adaptation interventions, gender should be taken into account as it can influence risk-taking and decision-making.

Lebel, L., P. Lebel and B. Lebel. 2017. Gender and the management of climate-related risks in Northern Thailand. International Social Science Journal, DOI: 10.1111/issj.12090

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/issj.12090
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Year: 2017

Climate change and forced migrations: An effort towards recognizing climate refugees

This article analyzes how the international community is dealing with the concept of climate change refugees, an emergent and undeniable reality.

Berchin, I. I., I. B. Valduga, J. Garcia and J. B. S. O. de Andrade Guerra. 2017. Climate change and forced migrations: An effort towards recognizing climate refugees. Geoforum 84(Supplement C): 147-150.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.022
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Year: 2017

Air quality, health, and climate implications of China’s synthetic natural gas development

Using an integrated assessment approach, this paper quantifies the air quality, human health, and CO2 emission impacts of China’s SNG strategy.  The authors used the ECLIPSE_V5a_CLE scenario (evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants) for 2020 as base case as it reflects the air pollution policies and regulations in place for China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP).

Qin, Y., F. Wagner, N. Scovronick, W. Peng, J. Yang, T. Zhu, K. R. Smith and D. L. Mauzerall. 2017. Air quality, health, and climate implications of China’s synthetic natural gas development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703167114

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1703167114
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Year: 2017

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