Pastoral land rights, livelihoods & climate change
The International Land Coalition (ILC) and the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) brought together inputs from participants in a web-based forum on pastoral land rights and a web-based forum organised by WISP on pastoralism and climate change adaptation, and enriched these insights further on the basis of documentation from several projects. This was published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) as Issues Paper 148 Browsing on fences: pastoral land rights, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change (2008, 28pp). It shows that – worldwide – pastoralists’ vulnerability is more a consequence of historical and social marginalisation than of climate change per se, although this surely exacerbates the situation. Enhancing pastoralists’ access to strategic resources is essential if they are to respond strategically to the effects of climate change.