Emerging planning frameworks for climate adaption

Allan Dale, Karen Vella, Ruth Potts

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This chapter focuses on the more strategic activities that lead people in the regional community to decide how they want to respond to climate change. Such strategic activities include analysing, prioritising and deciding upon the best course of action. Planning for climate adaptation (usually seen to include the setting of visions and objectives, the determination of key strategies and the monitoring of broad outcomes) encompasses the strategic activities involved in the system of governance for climate adaptation. Planning occurs at all scales from global to the business, property, family and even individual scales. Applying a rapid appraisal technique, this chapter analyses the system of planning for climate adaptation as it relates to the achievement of adaptation outcomes within the Wet Tropics Cluster. It finds that some aspects of the system are healthier than others, and identifies several actions that regional NRM bodies may consider (either collectively or individually) to enhance adaptation outcomes by improving the planning system within the cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaption Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster region
EditorsC. Moran, S. Turton, R. Hill
Place of PublicationCairns, QLD
PublisherJames Cook University
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-0-9941500-2-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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