Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change.


The aims of this brief are to

  • Identify the pathways through which climate variability and climate change may influence the contribution of fisheries to poverty reduction
  • Introduce a framework for analysing vulnerability to climate change
  • Provide a global assessment of the impacts on national economies of future climate change on the fisheries sector
  • Review livelihood and institutional responses to past climate variability and change in the fisheries sector, and existing attempts to maintain or enhance fisherfolk's adaptive capacity relative to climate change
  • Propose policy actions and initiatives that can help build fisherfolk's adaptive capacity to climate change and reduce their vulnerability


Fisheries Management Science Programme, 12 pp.

Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change.

Published 1 January 2005