A Framework for Social Adaptation to Climate Change

08 June 2010 | Downloads - publication

A Framework for Social Adaptation to Climate Change - Sustaining Tropical Coastal Communities & Industries

The estimated 500 million people who depend on coral reefs worldwide regularly contend with change. Whether it is the shifting demands of a global marketplace, political upheaval at the national level, shortage of local supplies such as fuel, or fickle weather, the resilience of reefdependent people is often put to the test. Despite this hard-earned resilience, coastal communities and reef-based industries are going to be challenged like never before as climate change exerts a multi-faceted influence.