Editorial - Climate change impacts on rural poverty in low-elevation coastal zones, Edward B. Barbier

Elliott, Michael, and Wolanski, Eric (2015) Editorial - Climate change impacts on rural poverty in low-elevation coastal zones, Edward B. Barbier. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science , 165. ii-iii.

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[Extract] In the Invited Feature Article in this issue of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, we are extremely grateful to Edward Barbier for performing the major task of increasing our awareness of the hazards and risks faced by all communities on low lying coasts but especially the poor, rural communities ( Barbier, 2015). Against a background of climate-induced change, we now have a good and increasing evidence of the way the natural estuarine, coastal and marine system will respond (Elliott et al, 2015). However, more importantly Barbier (2015) highlights the way in which poor, rural coastal communities will be affected and will need to respond or will need help from the developed world to respond. It is axiomatic that while those communities are having less impact than more developed countries on the causes of climate change they are more affected and so have to respond to its consequences, what have been called exogenic unmanaged pressures. Hence they need to rely on mechanisms, techniques, technologies and approaches to help them cope with such change (see also Wolanski and Elliott 2015).

Item ID: 43469
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1096-0015
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 03:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910106 Income Distribution @ 100%
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