Connecting The Dots: Linking Climate Change Resilience to Human Capital

Connecting The Dots: Linking Climate Change Resilience to Human Capital

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  • Tuesday | 18 Aug, 2015
  • Ayesha Qaisrani
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Ayesha Qaisrani
 
Executive summary
 
From the perspective of human capital within the purview of climate change, this thematic review aims to assess the existing knowledge base on the risks and opportunities created by the interlinks between the two. There is a myriad of evidence on the deteriorating impact of climate change on human welfare in these regions, yet it also has the potential to introduce opportunities for a better future.
 
This review document is an output produced as part of a multi-country project, ‘Pathways to Resilience in Semi- Arid Economies’ (PRISE). The contextual focus of it is based on the semi-arid lands (SALs). ‘PRISE’ is a five-year project with the ambition of generating knowledge about climate-resilient and inclusive growth. Based on a development-first approach, it aims to engage stakeholders and researchers in identifying the prospects and challenges posed by climate variability that hinder the development process in semi-arid regions. The PRISE countries constitute Pakistan, Tajikistan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya. Lessons drawn from these target areas will then be generalised for SALs globally.