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The future we want: Taking action in Ban Talae Nok for the community, the environment and climate change

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Kadfak, Alin
dc.contributor.author Dearden, Philip
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T16:17:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T16:17:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Bennett, N. J., Kadfak, A. & Dearden, P. (2014). The Future We Want: Taking Action in Ban Talae Nok for the Community, the Environment and Climate Change. Victoria, BC: Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria. 22 p. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5224
dc.description.abstract Coastal fishing communities everywhere in the world are experiencing significant environmental and social changes. In many places, the health and productivity of the marine environment is threatened by overfishing, coastal development, and pollution. Fisheries are often in decline. The climate is changing – bringing rising sea levels, warmer temperatures, changing seasons and rainfall patterns, and more severe storms. These environmental changes bring about changes in livelihoods, quality of life and customs. Communities are also subject to the whims of global economies, national politics and demographics. Broader environmental, political and economic changes can also lead to new policies and programs that impact communities. Change is constant. Whatever the root cause of change, communities have no choice but to adapt. The manner in which adaptation occurs can be proactive or reactive and results can be beneficial or detrimental. In July 2013, our research team conducted community-based scenario planning workshops in two coastal fishing villages on the Andaman coast of Thailand. Scenario planning is a group visioning process that is used to explore solutions to a central issue or question. The central question of this workshop was: “How can coastal communities achieve good outcomes for community development and the environment in a changing climate?” The workshop consisted of four stages over two days and participatory activities were used to: investigate the types of social and environmental changes that are being experienced in Ban Talae Nok from the perspective of local community members, to explore the hopes and dreams of local community members for the future of their community and the local environment, and to propose and prioritize actions that will help the community to adapt to these changes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria en_US
dc.subject scenario planning en_US
dc.subject community-based research en_US
dc.subject visioning en_US
dc.subject participatory drawing en_US
dc.subject marine conservation en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject environmental change en_US
dc.subject social change en_US
dc.subject social-ecological change en_US
dc.subject coastal communities en_US
dc.subject marine ecosystems en_US
dc.subject Andaman Coast en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject Ban Talae Nok en_US
dc.title The future we want: Taking action in Ban Talae Nok for the community, the environment and climate change en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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    Nathan Bennett has worked as a researcher, university instructor, teacher, guide, international development worker, and sustainability-conservation educator.

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