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Five areas of value judgement in local adaptation to climate change
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 000317158400026
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
2012 (English)In: Local Government Studies, ISSN 0300-3930, Vol. 37, no 6, 671-687 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Climate change has generated several new theoretical and policy challenges, many of which concern how local communities ought to adapt to a warmer climate. This paper identifies and analyses a number of value judgements that come to the fore as local authorities adapt to climate change. Five categories of judgements are discussed: evaluation (how should the consequences of adaptation be evaluated?), timing (when should adaptive action be taken?), distribution (how should the benefits and burdens of adaptation be distributed?), procedures (who should be involved in adaptation decision making?), and goal conflicts (how should goal conflicts in adaptation be dealt with?). For each category, further research is needed to assist decision making at the local level.

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2012. Vol. 37, no 6, 671-687 p.
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Adaptation, climate change, uncertainty, discounting, distributive justice, procedural justice, goal conflicts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80572DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2011.623159ISI: 000299677100005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84858313710OAI: diva2:496463
Updated from accepted to pulished. 20120412Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2014-01-21Bibliographically approved

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