The papers published in this special issue have all emerged from
presentations made and ideas shared at the seventh international
Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) conference in 2013. The conference
explored the bottlenecks and challenges associated with the theme of
systematically ‘Mainstreaming CBA into National and Local Planning’.
Many CBA practitioners are based in non-government organizations, and
increasingly government agencies, where it is difficult to dedicate much
time to publishing work in academic journals. This means that much of
their knowledge and experience is not shared as widely as it could be.
This special issue has channelled support provided by the UK
Government's Department for International Development to help some of
these practitioners develop papers of a high enough standard to merit
publication, and hence share their knowledge more widely.
This issue comprises an introduction by Hannah Reid and Saleemul Huq; 6
review articles, 2 research articles, 2 case studies and 1 viewpoint.
Anon. Special Issue: Community-based adaptation: Mainstreaming into national and local planning. Climate and Development (2014) 6 (4) 291-397.