Community-based responses to climate hazards: typology and global analysis

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dc.creator Paterson, Barbara
dc.creator Charles, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-13T16:35:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-13T16:35:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-10
dc.identifier.issn 0165-0009
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/29950
dc.description Published Version en_CA
dc.description.abstract The severity and frequency of climate change hazards are increasing around the world. Because the impacts are most acutely felt in local communities, it is critical to improve understanding of the response options that are available for and being chosen by communities. We conducted a mixed methods analysis of case studies reporting community-based responses to climate change hazards. Based on content analysis of published case studies, we generated an emergent evidence-based typology of such responses according to their nature and goals. Using this typology, we quantitatively analysed more than 1500 response examples and determined the patterns with which community-level climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation strategies vary across world regions and across economic and governance conditions. Specifically, diversity of responses is lower in developing countries, and implementation of local-level policy and planning responses is less frequent in countries characterized by low governance quality. Our results confirm that, although there is much that local communities can do to respond to the challenges of climate change, there is also a need for increased support of local activities. By synthesizing data from many local studies, our research provides a first global evidence base for local-level climate change adaptation policy. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Springer Nature en_CA
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2345-5
dc.title Community-based responses to climate hazards: typology and global analysis en_CA
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dcterms.bibliographicCitation Climatic Change 152, 327–343. (2019) en_CA
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