Climate extremes and housing rights: A political ecology of impacts, early warning and adaptation constraints in Lagos slum communities

@inproceedings{Ajibade2014ClimateEA,
  title={Climate extremes and housing rights: A political ecology of impacts, early warning and adaptation constraints in Lagos slum communities},
  author={Idowu Ajibade and Gordon A. McBean},
  year={2014}
}
Slum communities in Lagos, Nigeria, are vulnerable to contemporary flooding and to the potential impacts of climate change. Such vulnerabilities have been linked to rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and weak disaster response, but little attention is paid to the factors that engender these problems in the first place or to why the poor have persistently been at greater risk. Poverty does not always mean vulnerability. Often several elements come into play to exacerbate conditions of… CONTINUE READING

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