Climate-related disasters, conflict and development: Reflections about the past and insights into the future from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan

Muhammad Rafay Muzamil

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Abstract

This research investigates vulnerability to climate-related stressors in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, the recovery from the 2010 flood, and anticipatory actions for future development. This study adopts an integrated conceptual framework, drawing from notions of vulnerability and stressors, power and politics, and scenarios and future thinking. The findings revealed that pre-existing and reproduced vulnerabilities, at the intersection of armed conflict, the flood, and deforestation, became barriers in reducing exposure and risks to past and future climate and non-climatic stressors. The research proposes alternative mechanisms for improving livelihood capacities amidst conflict-driven disasters in the region and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tschakert, Petra, Supervisor
  • Boruff, Bryan, Supervisor
  • Shahbaz, Babar, Supervisor, External person
Award date14 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 27/09/2021 to 15/06/2022. Made available on 15/06/2022.

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