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dc.contributor.authorChagutah, Tigere
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-24T09:20:38Z
dc.date.available2015-07-24T09:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationChagutah, T. 2013. Land tenure insecurity, vulnerability to climate-induced disaster and opportunities for redress in southern Africa. Jamba: Journal of disaster risk studies. 5(2):1-8. [http://www.jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1996-1421
dc.identifier.issn2072-845X (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/14135
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v5i2.79
dc.description.abstractLand tenure is an important variable impacting on vulnerability to climate-related disaster. Land tenure insecurity is widespread in southern Africa and manifests itself in a number of ways that accentuate vulnerability to climate change impacts. Insecure tenure is seen to heighten vulnerability against growing demand for land for residential purposes and working space in urban areas while in the rural areas insecure tenure militates against diversified livelihoods and hinders investment in appropriate technologies and uptake of sound environmental management practices. Using the focused synthesis method, this article (1) maps the intersections between land tenure insecurity and vulnerability to climate induced disaster in southern Africa; and (2) identifies the opportunities tenure reforms hold for vulnerability reduction in a region predicted to suffer widespread impacts from climate change. The paper contends that land tenure is a critical component of the milieu of factors – economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and even psychological – that are known to shape vulnerability and determine the environment that people live in. The study finds that land tenure reforms can help to reduce vulnerability and enhance community resilience to climate change. In this regard, the article outlines how tenure reforms can help build diverse household livelihoods, improve environmental management, particularly in the rural areas, and encourage investment in robust housing and safe neighbourhoods among the urban poor – all of which are integral to the region’s response to climate change.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v5i2.79
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v5i2.79
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOASISen_US
dc.subjectLand tenure
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectVulnerability
dc.subjectDisaster risk reduction
dc.subjectSouthern Africa
dc.titleLand tenure insecurity, vulnerability to climate-induced disaster and opportunities for redress in southern Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID21845468 - Chagutah, Tigere


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