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Rural resilience 2015

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
What actions can rural communities take to increase their resilience to climate change?

Rural communities face greater vulnerability to the effects of climate change than do their urban counterparts (Lal, Alavalapati, and Mercer 2011).  Rural residents are generally older and in poorer health, and dependent on farming for their livelihoods, which is a sector highly vulnerable to climate change. With rural mean household incomes lower than those in urban settings, income-earning skill sets are generally more limited and dependence on government subsidies is greater.

The University of Cincinnati (USA), the Beijing Jiaotong University (China), and the Clinton County Regional Planning of Ohio (USA) seek project proposals, projects, or studies that explicitly address climate change adaptation and resilience development for rural areas. Since rural areas historically have been left out in developing governance, planning strategies, and development models, we seek proposals that enhance rural and regional resilience to climate change through any of the following approaches: governance strategies, diversity development, organizational connectivity, economic linkages, and ecologically sustainable practices.

19 Proposals
Design strategies to improve resilience of China’s rural towns. Envisioning harmonious relationship between the rural and urban environments
The use of Biogas energy from animal waste is a sustainable source of energy to meet the domestic energy demands for cooking and lighting.
Engaging rural Midwestern communities to study, deliberate, and act to address the local impacts of a changing climate.
SHAPED uses context, people to identify and map the potential of existing and possibilities for future development
The idea is to prototype 2 cyclone resistant houses built by local people and materials, which are low carbon and affordable for the poor.
How does different forms of technology transfer in agriculture affect the resilience of thus created agricultural systems?
Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds and reuse next year.
Let us build a decentralized, cost-effective and eco-friendly rural water supply system for developing countries like Bangladesh.
Chemosynthetic production of biomass can provide carbon negative fuel, clean water and nutrient management to even small/poor communities.
Growing our rural communities strengths is key to adapting to and responding to climate change.
SHAPED uses context, people to identify and map the potential of existing and possibilities for future integrating sustainable aspects with people’s aspirations.
Building Community Resilience towards Climate change by use of biogas in Indian Himalayas
Maasai Pastrolist Cattle Slaughterhouse fights climate change in rural kenya- kajiado county
shifting the focus of Zimbabwean smallholder farming from subsistence to cash cropping and providing a platform for productmarketing
In dry places with extreme downpours such as CA and the Southwest, slow the flow of water by upstream spreading and expandable bladders.
Contribute to sustainable process of conservation and protection of natura flora and fauna. fight against poverty in the the Itombwe forest
Climate information communication is crucial to understand climate as a major influence, to recognize risks and to take informed responses
Without rural finance, mitigation and adaptation is futile. Rural resilience starts with developing innovative financing mechanisms.
Improve the understanding of climate science, adaptation, mitigation, energy efficiency and natural resource management & conservation.