There is a growing scientific consensus on climate change and the need for adaptation, yet an impasse on realizing development for the rural and urban poor. Emily Boyd et al. suggest that a resilience lens may assist development policy to consider pathways towards more successful livelihood transformations in the face of climate change. We recognize that there are also limitations to this approach.
Boyd, E., Osbahr, H., Ericksen, P.J., Tompkins, E.L., Lemos, M.C. and Miller, F. 2008. Resilience and 'Climatizing' development: Examples and policy implications. Development 51(3):390-396.