Participatory scenario development for translating impacts of climate change (PLA 60)

A growing number of studies on the impacts of climate change and potential adaptation options are becoming available. However, they commonly fall short on integrating climate change impacts and adaptation options into development choices and priorities, as well as lacking proper descriptions of the influences that different development options might have on adaptation and adaptive capacities. Scenario development methodologies provide a useful way of exploring future development choices and pathways and the impacts of climate change and adaptation options, as well as the forms of policy or investment support needed to facilitate effective adaptation. They provide a means for policy makers and service providers to take into account local people’s priorities and knowledge in their decision-making.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

Article in: PLA 60. Guest-edited by: Hannah Reid, Mozaharul Alam, Rachel Berger, Terry Cannon and Angela Milligan.

Keywords: CBA, climate change, adaptation, participation, DRR, disaster risk reduction.

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IIED code:
Dec 2009 - IIED 
Source pub:
Participatory Learning and Action 60: Community-based adaptation to climate 
Community-Based Adaptation, Climate change, Adaptation, Participation, Disaster risk reduction 
Journal article 
English - also in Arabic