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Type: Journal article
Title: Towards enhancing adaptive capacity for climate change response in South East Queensland
Author: Smith, T.
Lynam, T.
Preston, B.
Matthews, J.
Carter, R.
Thomsen, D.
Carter, J.
Roiko, A.
Simpson, R.
Waterman, P.
Bussey, M.
Keys, N.
Stephenson, C.
Citation: Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2010; 2010(1):Online
Publisher: Massey University
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1174-4707
1174-4707
Statement of
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Timothy F. Smith, Timothy Lynam, Benjamin L. Preston, Julie Matthews, R. W. (Bill) Carter, Dana C. Thomsen, Jennifer Carter, Anne Roiko, Rodney Simpson, Peter Waterman, Marcus Bussey, Noni Keys & Craig Stephenson
Abstract: Discussion of climate change adaptation is gaining increased prominence in sustainability policy and the academic literature. A key factor in the selection of climate adaptation initiatives is the understanding of vulnerability. However, past approaches to understanding climate change vulnerability have largely focused on assessments of exposure (e.g., change in temperature), to the exclusion of assessments of sensitivity (e.g., regions with an aging population) or adaptive capacity (e.g., the ability to implement adaptation initiatives). The authors argue that an understanding of adaptive capacity is critical to inform climate change vulnerability and to help prioritise climate change adaptation initiatives. The authors propose an approach to understand adaptive capacity, which is currently being applied in South East Queensland.
Keywords: Adaptive capacity; climate change; adaptation; South East Queensland
Rights: Timothy F. Smith, Timothy Lynam, Benjamin L. Preston, Julie Matthews, R. W. (Bill) Carter, Dana C. Thomsen, Jennifer Carter, Anne Roiko, Rodney Simpson, Peter Waterman, Marcus Bussey, Noni Keys & Craig Stephenson © 2010. The authors assign to the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies at Massey University a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to Massey University to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web and for the document to be published on mirrors on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
RMID: 0020136158
Published version: http://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/issues/2010-1/tsmith.htm
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