Urban partnerships and climate adaptation: challenges and opportunities

Harman, Ben P., Taylor, Bruce M., and Lane, Marcus (2014) Urban partnerships and climate adaptation: challenges and opportunities. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 12. pp. 74-79.

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Abstract

Cooperation amongst public, private and civil society actors in the design and implementation of sustainability policies and practices are not new. Many characteristics of urban partnerships, as a diverse set of governance instruments, show potential to address the inherent risks and impacts associated with a changing climate. This review identifies and describes a number of existing and emergent urban partnerships from traditional infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and urban regeneration through to cross-scalar policy networks. It examines the key challenges, and gaps, specific to adaptation that partnerships must embrace if they are to provide a valuable policy instrument for climate adaptation.

Item ID: 42791
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1877-3443
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 03:24
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 100%
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