International Development Planning Review

Victims to victors, disasters to opportunities: Community-driven responses to climate change in the Philippines

International Development Planning Review (2010), 32, (1), 1–26.

Abstract

Advocates of community-based adaptation claim that it helps to identify, assist, and implement community-based development activities, research and policy in response to climate change. However, there has been little systematic examination of the ways in which existing experiences of dealing with hazard events can inform community-based adaptation. This article analyses the experience of the Homeless People's Federation of the Philippines in respect of community-led disaster responses, with the aim of informing future discussions on the role of planning for climate change adaptation in low- and middle-income countries.

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Dodman, David

Mitlin, Diana

Co, Jason Rayos