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https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-355-2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-355-2014
Research article
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22 Oct 2014
Research article |  | 22 Oct 2014

Climate impacts on human livelihoods: where uncertainty matters in projections of water availability

T. K. Lissner, D. E. Reusser, J. Schewe, T. Lakes, and J. P. Kropp

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Climate change will have impacts on many different sectors of society, but a systematic method to quantify human well-being and livelihoods across sectors is so far unavailable. This paper presents the AHEAD approach, which allows for relating impacts of climate change to 16 dimensions of livelihoods and well-being. Using the example of changes in water availability, the results show how climate change impacts AHEAD. The approach also provides a tool to frame uncertainties from climate models.
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