, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 390–396

Resilience and ‘Climatizing’ Development: Examples and policy implications

  • Authors
  • Emily Boyd
  • Henny Osbahr
  • Polly J Ericksen
  • Emma L Tompkins
  • Maria Carmen Lemos
  • Fiona Miller

DOI: 10.1057/dev.2008.32

Cite this article as:
Boyd, E., Osbahr, H., Ericksen, P. et al. Development (2008) 51: 390. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.32


There is a growing scientific consensus on climate change and the need for adaptation, yet an impasse on realizing development for the rural and urban poor. Emily Boyd et al. suggest that a resilience lens may assist development policy to consider pathways towards more successful livelihood transformations in the face of climate change. We recognize that there are also limitations to this approach.


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