Climate Resilient Land Governance in the Global South

Authored by: Darryn McEvoy , David Mitchell

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138894808
eBook ISBN: 9781315179780
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315179780-24

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Abstract

Processes of urbanisation and climate change, compounded by development deficits and issues of restricted access to land, resources and shelter, are combining to undermine individual and community resilience in the Global South. This chapter, based on an international review and analysis of five case studies in the Global South, investigates the complex inter-relationships between security of land tenure and climate vulnerability and how these linkages potentially impact the viability of climate and environmental planning. Findings from the study confirmed that insecure land tenure not only increases the exposure and sensitivity of marginalised communities to climate-related hazards but in many instances also adversely affects collective and individual capacities to adapt. To more effectively respond to these contemporary land and climate challenges, the chapter advocates for a more integrated approach – Climate Resilient Land Governance – to addressing complex resilience challenges.

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