A community is a group of interacting organisms sharing an environment (habitat) where it can thrive and adapt. The vulnerability of a community to climate change is a function of both its exposure to climate-related risks and its capacity to cope with the consequences. Future changes in precipitation, incidence of extreme events and sea level rise are expected to affect shelter, access to water, food security, health and household incomes.  more...
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29-12-2011 Millions of people in South Asia are vulnerable to the threatening impacts posed by climate change, warn environmentalists and development agencies.  more...
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27-01-2009 UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 notes that overlooked emergencies like disasters and conflicts around the world are worsening hunger, disease and poverty for women and children. The report outlines the need for approximately $1 billion to assist people affected by ongoing food crisis, socio-political unrests and climate change.  more...