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Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods in the Context of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Shenzha County in Tibet, China
Zhao, Yannan1,2; Fan, Jie1,2; Liang, Bo1,2; Zhang, Lu2,3
2019-05-02
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume11Issue:10Pages:16
Corresponding AuthorFan, Jie(fanj@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe issue of achieving sustainable livelihoods (SL) is a persistent problem that has gained significant interest for all countries. Even though contexts of vulnerability have been highlighted to be critical to SL, the difference of SL under vulnerability contexts, particularly disaster, has been ignored. As one disaster-prone area, there is an urgent need to conduct studies on SL in Shenzha, within the context of the construction of a national park. This paper proposes to address this research gap by evaluating SL under various disaster contexts in Shenzha, China. According to the frequency of natural disasters, towns in Shenzha can be divided into three groups: Snowstorm and windstorm-dominated towns (SWT), mixed towns (MT) and drought-dominated towns (DT). The results showed that (1) a great disparity of SL can be observed among the three vulnerability groups. The scores of these SL were sorted into descending order as: DT > SWT > MT. (2) In detail, herdsmen in DT have a high value of SL because they have high livelihood assets, livelihood strategies and disaster management capabilities. (3) Herdsmen in SWT have high livelihood assets, particularly human and financial assets, and livelihood strategies. (4) The low livelihood assets and livelihood strategies have restricted the SL of herdsmen in MT. An analysis of SL under various disaster contexts helped to depict the characteristics of SL. Accordingly, targeted policies were developed for the development of SL under various disaster contexts.
Keywordsustainable livelihoods disaster vulnerability livelihood asset livelihood strategy disaster management
DOI10.3390/su11102874
WOS KeywordRURAL LIVELIHOODS ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; ADAPTATION ; AREAS ; STRATEGIES ; DEGRADATION ; MANAGEMENT ; COMMUNITY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41630644]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000471010300157
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/58969
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorFan, Jie
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Inst Ecol & Geog, Dept Human Earth Syst & Reg Dev, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Yannan,Fan, Jie,Liang, Bo,et al. Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods in the Context of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Shenzha County in Tibet, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(10):16.
APA Zhao, Yannan,Fan, Jie,Liang, Bo,&Zhang, Lu.(2019).Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods in the Context of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Shenzha County in Tibet, China.SUSTAINABILITY,11(10),16.
MLA Zhao, Yannan,et al."Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods in the Context of Disaster Vulnerability: A Case Study of Shenzha County in Tibet, China".SUSTAINABILITY 11.10(2019):16.
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