Climate-related shocks and stresses are adding pressure to the already precarious livelihoods of marginalised peoples experiencing poverty and a range of other constraints in the global South - and will increasingly do so with progressive climate change.
This study provides an introductory outline of key concepts in climate change vulnerability and resilience, but places these firmly in a broader understanding of institutional and environmental vulnerability.
A comprehensive review of the literature has been undertaken on four key topics:
- gender and climate change;
- children and climate change;
- older people and climate change; and
- social protection and climate change.