Community forestry-based climate change adaptation: a practitioner's brief
This brief presents an integrated CF-CCA framework for practitioners working in rural contexts, including natural resource management user groups and non-governmental and civil society organizations. The framework draws on an integrated landscape approach (Reed et al. 2014) to natural resource management, which aims to reconcile trade-offs, balance competing demands, integrate policies and identify priorities across different land-use sectors. Further, the framework aims to improve existing landscape management strategies for climate change adaptation by utilizing the institutional and material aspects of CF and CFUGs as an entry point for adaptation assessment and intervention. It focuses on enabling CFUG members to access local level financing in order to lead adaptation initiatives that address both climate and non-climate vulnerabilities. It places the poor, disadvantaged ethnic groups, castes and women at the center of all activities.