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dc.contributor.authorBambrick, Hilary
dc.contributor.authorMoncada, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorBriguglio, Marie
dc.identifier.citationBambrick, H., Moncada, S., & Briguglio, M. (2015). Climate change and health vulnerability in informal urban settlements in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Environmental Research Letters, 10(5), 1-13.en_GB
dc.descriptionWe thank Lisa Alexander for her helpful comments on climate models and two anonymous reviewers for their suggestions on the manuscript. The following people provided community liaison, interpreting, research assistance and logistical support: Kassahun Ararso, Melaku Hailu, Sarah Mallia, Eyob Lalensa, Tesfahun Bekele, Bereket Mola, Zegeye H Michael, Zelalem Tarekegn, Muluwork Gemechu, Tamerat Mezgebe, Behailu, William Grech, and Dominik Kalweit.en_GB
dc.description.abstractClimate change in Ethiopia is occurring against a backdrop of rapid population growth and urbanization, entrenched poverty and a heavy burden of disease, and there is little information on specific health risks with which to approach adaptation planning and strengthen adaptive capacity. Using detailed household surveys (400 households, 1660 individuals, 100% participation) and focus groups in two informal urban communities in the Southern city of Shashemene, we identified locally relevant hazards and found that climate change is likely to intensify existing problems associated with poverty.Wealso showed that despite their proximity (situated only 1 kmapart) the two communities differ in key characteristics that may affect climate change vulnerability and require nuanced approaches to adaptation. Detailed, community-level research is therefore necessary, especially where other sources of data are lacking, to ensure that adaptation activities in the world’s poorest communities address relevant risks.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study received funding from the Maltese Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the former Maltese Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs, and from the University of Malta Scholarship and Bursaries Fund, and from the University of Western Sydney.en_GB
dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectClimatic changes -- Ethiopiaen_GB
dc.subjectClimatic changes -- Health aspectsen_GB
dc.subjectPoverty -- Ethiopiaen_GB
dc.titleClimate change and health vulnerability in informal urban settlements in the Ethiopian rift valleyen_GB
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dc.publication.titleEnvironmental Research Lettersen_GB
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