Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Adapting to a Changing EnvironmentConfronting the Consequences of Climate Change$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 May 2021

Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

(p.150) 11 Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change
Adapting to a Changing Environment

Tim R. McClanahan

Joshua E. Cinner

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes the tool box of options for confronting the consequences of climate change through building local-scale adaptive capacity in societies and improving the condition of the natural resources on which people depend for their livelihoods. Building adaptive capacity will require strengthening appropriate aspects of a society’s flexibility, assets, learning and social organizations. The ways of doing this are diverse and will, of course, depend on existing local capacities and needs. Improving the condition of resources tends to require restricting or limiting society’s actions. For coral reef fisheries, options include restricting specific fishing grounds, the time that people can fish, the gear they can use, and the species they can capture. These two broad concepts, of building social capacities and limiting certain types of resource use, interact in complicated ways. Consequently, there is often a need for coupled actions that simultaneously govern resource use and build capacity in society.

Keywords:   adaptive capacity, coral reef, fisheries, resource use

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .