LICCI Local Indicators for Climate Change Impact (Methodology (Field data…
Local Indicators for Climate Change Impact
The Proposed Approach
(i) New data observable, localized impacts of climate change on physical and biological systems. (ii) Local perceptions of climate change impacts on socioeconomic systems.
why Local knowledge are
in cc research and policies
Objectives, impacts & Limitation
develop a standardized protocol
train a cadre of researchers
identify : spatial, socioeconomic and demographic patterns in LICCI & perceived impacts
create a reference data-repository with primary information on LICCI
inventory local indicators of climate change
create a wide network of researchers
H3a: Elders will i) report more local indicators of climate change and ii) display a stronger perception of their severity than youngsters.
H3b: In each site, the overlap on reports of local indicators of climate change and their impact will be higher among women (or among men), than between women and men.
H2a: The higher a household’s direct dependence on natural resources, i) the more local indicators of climate change and ii) the higher the perceived severity of climate change impacts reported.
H2b: The higher a household’s vulnerability, i) the more local indicators of climate change and ii) the higher the perceived severity of climate change impacts reported.
H1a: Groups living in strongly climate-affected areas will provide more and more detailed reports of local indicators of climate change impacts than groups living in less climate-affected areas.
H1b: Regardless of spatial distance between them, groups living within the same climatic regions will report similar local indicators of climate change impacts.
Improve our understanding of the localized responses of the physical and biological systems to climate change.
Define more precisely the linkages between climate change and its impacts on the physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems.
Improve our understanding of the perceived impacts of climate change on local livelihoods, from changes in cropping patterns and damages related to extreme events, to disease outbreaks or to the increase in conflicts over dwindling resources.
holds the potential to
increase local agency
for the long-term monitoring of local indicators of climate change impacts.
research design and an
interdisciplinary mix of interactive and structured tools
and techniques” so “that the analytical focus is expanded to encompass
and their multiple action spaces as well as the higher spheres of
decision-making, where policy and science are shaped
Challenges and Limitation
Site selection and sampling for field data collection.
Field data collection
Semi-structured interviews: Background information
Focus Group Discussions: Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts
Direct dependence on natural resources
Web-based data collection
Management, Schedule, and Feasibility