Towards more effective adaptive planning: measuring and reporting social resilience in vulnerable coastal communities facing climate change in tropical Queensland

Vella, Karen, Dale, Allan, Cottrell, Alison, Pert, Petina, Stevenson, Bob, Boon, Helen, King, David, Whitehouse, Hilary, Hill, Ro, Babacan, Hurriyet, Thomas, Melanie, and Gooch, Margaret (2011) Towards more effective adaptive planning: measuring and reporting social resilience in vulnerable coastal communities facing climate change in tropical Queensland. In: Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, pp. 1-23. From: WPSC 2011 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, 4-8 July 2011, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

Settlements and communities in tropical Queensland are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an uncertain social, economic and environmental future. At the same time, these socially and economically vulnerable communities contain some of Australia's most significant biodiversity values, including existing and proposed World Heritage sites (Wet Tropics and Cape York) wetlands of international significance (Gulf of Carpentaria) and places of significant marine and terrestrial diversity (e.g. Torres Strait). Past approaches to environmental management have predominantly focused on the biophysical dimensions of the problem however an equally important focus on building regional-scale community resilience is required if some of the worst impacts of climate change are to be avoided or mitigated. Government and community stakeholders need to know which actions, policies and arrangements build and support social resilience compared with those that do not. This paper outlines an emerging framework, indicators and method for information gathering and analysis to: (a) benchmark social resilience; (b) target the priority interventions required; and (c) measure progress arising from these interventions.

Item ID: 21861
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: agricultural practice classification, multi-scalar governance, adaptive planning, integrated natural resource management
ISBN: 978-1-74052-237-3
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 00:58
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 33%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 34%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 33%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 33%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 34%
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