Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203420
Authors: 
Jamero, Ma. Laurice
Esteban, Miguel
Chadwick, Christopher
Onuki, Motoharu
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 584
Abstract: 
Using a case study approach, this research explores the various potential limiting factors of climate change adaptation, based on the experience of four low-lying islands in central Philippines. In the aftermath of the 2013 7.2-magnitude Bohol earthquake, the islands now become flooded even during normal spring tides. Results show that, while development problems can constrain adaptive capacity against climate hazards, the outlook of the affected communities about their future on their home islands may ultimately determine the limits of adaptation. As social factors may play a greater role in adaptation than environmental factors, climate-smart development is needed, as well as proper education regarding climate risks and available adaptation options.
Subjects: 
agriculture
sampling methods
JEL: 
Q00
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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