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Socio-Economic Issues of Climate Change

A Livelihood Analysis from Nepal

  • Luni Piya
  • Keshav Lall Maharjan
  • Niraj Prakash Joshi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 11-33
  4. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 35-51
  5. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 53-60
  6. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 61-67
  7. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 69-74
  8. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 75-87
  9. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 89-105
  10. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 107-132
  11. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 133-151
  12. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 153-160
  13. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 161-190
  14. Luni Piya, Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi
    Pages 191-195
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book

Introduction

This book conducts a holistic analysis of climate change perceptions, vulnerabilities, impacts, and adaptation, based on the primary household-data collected from the Chepang community residing in the rural Mid-Hills of Nepal. Socio-economic and demographic data from the household survey is integrated with meteorological and spatial data to conduct an integrated analysis. Quantitative analysis is also supplemented by qualitative information. Given the context of ongoing climate change, the livelihoods issues of a highly marginalized Chepang community form the center-point of analysis. The book demonstrates that balanced assets possession is a prerequisite to strengthen the adaptive capacity of the households. Furthermore, the ability of translating adaptive capacity into adaptation actions is determined by the households’ ability to correctly perceive the changes and their access to various assets. The book recommends to ensure the availability of non-farm livelihood opportunities along with access to formal/vocational education and skill development training as these are the key factors contributing to reduce the vulnerability. The book concludes that mainstreaming of climate change into development efforts is a must for sustainable development.

Keywords

Chepang Sustainable rural livelihoods Rural Mid-Hills Multivariate probit model Drought and hailstorm

Authors and affiliations

  • Luni Piya
    • 1
  • Keshav Lall Maharjan
    • 2
  • Niraj Prakash Joshi
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School for International Development and CooperationHiroshima UniversityHigashi HiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School for International Development and CooperationHiroshima UniversityHigashi HiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.TAOYAKA Program, Graduate School for International Development and CooperationHiroshima UniversityHigashi HiroshimaJapan

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