Semi-arid Northeast Brazil: integrated modelling of regional development and global change impacts

Martinus S. Krol, Dagmar Fuhr, Andreas Döring

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Abstract

Societies in semi-arid areas in developing regions are amongst those most vulnerable to climate variability and potentially most vulnerable to climate change. The vulnerability to climate variability emerges from a combination of the level of availability of natural resources and the human dependency on these resources. In semi-arid regions, the limited availability of water and the low reliability of this availability pose strong restrictions on the use of natural resources. On the other hand, population often has a high density, and is strongly dependent on natural resources with little short-term options to reduce the dependency.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationEnvironmental change and its implications for population migration. Advances in global change research. Vol. 20
EditorsJon D. Unruh, Maarten S. Krol, Nurit Kliot
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages119-144
ISBN (Print)1-4020-2868-7
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameAdvances in global change research ; 20
PublisherKluwer academic publishers
Volume20

Keywords

  • METIS-214725
  • IR-46349

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