community-based adaptation

Synonyms

CBA

Definition

Community based adaptation (CBA) can be viewed simply as an additional layer of community based development activities, practices, research and policies. CBA begins by identifying the communities in the developing world that are most vulnerable to climate change. These are generally very poor, depend on natural resources and occupy areas already prone to shocks such as floods or droughts. Once a community's vulnerability has been established, using the best available science on climate change impacts, the process of engagement with the community can begin. (IIED)