Social adaptation: minimising impacts through enhancing adaptive capacity

Marshall, Nadine A. (2014) Social adaptation: minimising impacts through enhancing adaptive capacity. In: Moran, Catherine, Turton, Stephen M., and Hill, Rosemary, (eds.) Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region: volume 2: infrastructure, industry, indigenous peoples, social adaptation, emerging planning frameworks, evolving methodologies and climate adaptation planning in practice. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 168-178.

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[Extract] Adaptive capacity can be a major influence on what social and economic impacts actually eventuate. This chapter aims to inspire NRM planners within the Wet Tropics Cluster to consider strategies to enhance adaptive capacity across scales: within individual landholders such as cattle graziers and farmers, within agricultural industries and within the NRM organisations themselves. The chapter introduces and defines the concept of adaptive capacity, describes what successful adaptation might look like, refers to case studies within the region, and offers suggestions to enhance adaptive capacity.

Item ID: 38719
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9941500-2-8
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© Copyright in this report is owned by James Cook University. This report has been generated jointly by James Cook University and the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation for the purposes of reporting to the Commonwealth of Australia as part of the NRM Fund program.

Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 00:01
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
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