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Climate Change Resilience : exploring socio-ecological system resilience for livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas

Mngumi, Lazaro (2020). Climate Change Resilience : exploring socio-ecological system resilience for livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880
ISBN 978-91-7760-654-3
eISBN 978-91-7760-655-0
[Doctoral thesis]

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Abstract

Ecosystem services are increasingly regarded as having the potential for building resilience to the effects of climate change in urban areas. Despite this, the knowledge of ecosystem services typologies aligned with analysis of how they might contribute in building resilience for specific effects of climate change is largely lacking, especially in peri-urban areas in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This lacuna explains in part the limited mainstreaming of ecosystem services into climate change resilience pathways. The overarching aim of this thesis is to investigate the potential contribution of cultural and provisioning ecosystem services in building resilience for the livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas in SSA from a socio-ecological perspective. The thesis analyses two progressive case studies, which have been complementing each other at different levels of both empirical and theoretical analysis. Empirical data was collected via a systematic literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and household surveys. The results were analysed following socio-ecological system resilience thinking, using adaptive capacity as the analytical frame. The results show that literature is largely silent on the contribution of the cultural and provisioning ecosystem services in building resilience for climate change effects in peri-urban areas, especially in SSA. In the investigated case for socio-ecological system adaptive capacities it was revealed that the case has considerable resilience-building potential aligned to cultural and provisioning ecosystem services. These include: ecological knowledge (ethnic diversity, promising literacy rates, and diverse age cohorts), economic diversity (bee keeping industry, tourism industry in its multiple forms i.e. food tourism, arts and crafts tourism and nature tourism). It also showed that social milieu constitutes an important adaptive capacity towards building socio-ecological system resilience for the livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas in SSA. This is substantiated by the analysed synergies between bonding and bridging social capital on the one hand and the identified cultural and provisioning ecosystem services based on adaptive capacities towards building win-win-win resilience for the livelihood effects of climate change. The thesis contributes to knowledge on the potential contribution of cultural and provisioning ecosystem services in building effective resilience for livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas. The results are revelatory and thus will invoke similar research elsewhere.

Authors/Creators:Mngumi, Lazaro
Title:Climate Change Resilience : exploring socio-ecological system resilience for livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas
Year of publishing :2020
Number:2020:68
Number of Pages:110
Publisher:Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-7760-654-3
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-7760-655-0
ISSN:1652-6880
Language:English
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:ecosystem services, peri-urban areas, socio-ecological system resilience, adaptive capacities, climate change, Sub-Saharan Africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108485
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108485
ID Code:18141
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:06 Nov 2020 13:43
Metadata Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 12:32

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