Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group

Adaptive Livelihoods

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Livelihoods in a changing environment experience varying degrees of vulnerability due to climatic, economic and other social factors. Most forms of primary livelihoods are dependent on local resources which are getting scarce by the day, and are under threat from variations in climate that manifest as extreme weather events. Rural Livelihoods have been suffering because of agriculture becoming less remunerative which is enhancing the vulnerabilities of the poor in the volatile economic environment further exacerbated by climate related risks. GEAG understands that there is an urgent need to understand multi-dimensional – especially resource based – vulnerability, in order to develop bottom-up, climate adaptive livelihoods. GEAG’s programmes thus focus on assessing climate related and other vulnerabilities that affect livelihoods in a village and guides activities that will be more resilient in the long run thus contributing towards sustainable livelihoods.