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Social-ecological systems approach for adaptation to climate change

authored by
Md Sarwar Hossain, Sayantani M. Basak, Md Nurul Amin, Carl C. Anderson, Emilie Cremin, Fabrice G. Renaud

Adaptation to climate change has become part of national development programs (e.g., National Adaptation Planning). Though communities are adapting to climate change across the world, this perspective argues that understanding social and ecological systems requires greater attention to enhance resilience for achieving and moving beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in response to climate change across the world. In addition, based on a systematic literature review, this perspective identifies key research gaps and addresses relevant key challenges and future research direction for social and ecological systems (SES) adaptation to climate change. Ultimately, this may also help move from the existing limits to adaptation (intolerable risks through adaptive actions) concept to social-ecological limits to adaptation and offers an opportunity to integrate adaptation to climate change in development planning by considering both SES.

Institute of Environmental Planning
External Organisation(s)
University of Glasgow
Jagiellonian University
Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU)
Sustainable development
Publication date
Publication status
E-pub ahead of print
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Development
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 13 - Climate Action
Electronic version(s) (Access: Open)