Issue 1 on Climate Change Adaptation: Seaweed-producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning
The climate change adaptation subproject of CTI-SEA in Indonesia aims to raise the awareness of national and local government planners as well as coastal communities about climate change. As a first step, a participatory vulnerability assessment (VA) was conducted in Arakan, Tatapaan, South Minahasa in February 2014 using the Guide to Vulnerability Assessment and Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) tool. Results showed that the village was vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to their exposure, high sensitivity and low capacity of the community. The process not only catalyzed local early action but also taught citizens that they had to develop their own adaptation plans based on their needs and ensure that these are ready for institutional support.
30 Mar 2015 by lmcaballero