Scenarios and sustainability: tools for alleviating the gap between municipal means and responsibilities in adaptation planning
2012 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711, Vol. 17, no 6-7, 641-662 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Adaptation to climate change often involves long-time frames and uncertainties over the consequences of chosen adaptation measures. In this study, two tools designed for assisting local decision-makers in adaptation planning were tested: socio-economic scenarios and sustainability analysis. The objective was to study whether these tools could be of practical relevance to Swedish municipalities and facilitate local-level climate change adaptation. We found that the municipal planners who participated in the testing generally considered the tools useful and of high relevance, but that more time was needed to use the tools than was provided during the test process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 6-7, 641-662 p.
adaptation, climate change, cost-benefit analysis, goal conflict, socio-economic scenarios
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-75316DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2011.646969ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84863915761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-75316DiVA: diva2:490454
QC 201506292012-02-052012-02-052015-06-29Bibliographically approved