Land Tenure and Strategies of Climate Resilience

The links between land tenure and adaptation to climate change are now well established. The IPCC as well as UN-Habitat have shown that tenure rights are important preconditions for peoples’ and societies’ capacity to be resilient to climate change.

However, there are multiple forms of land tenure, and various tenure systems in most low income countries. Hence, the interpretations of the way tenure impacts of strategies for resilience have often been too general, lacking nuances.

By studying the variation in tenure systems and rights in Kenya, this study is thought to provide guidance for how improved strategies for climate resilience may be supported.

Kathleen Klaus, Uppsala University

Emma Elfversson, Uppsala University

Chairperson reference group: Johan Schaar

Project manager EBA: Mats Hårsmar