Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation

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Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. / Wamsler, Christine; Brink, Ebba.

Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. ed. / Tor Håkon Inderberg; Siri H. Eriksen; Karen L. O'Brien; Linda Sygna. Routledge, 2015. p. 54-82.

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Harvard

Wamsler, C & Brink, E 2015, Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. in TH Inderberg, SH Eriksen, KL O'Brien & L Sygna (eds), Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. Routledge, pp. 54-82.

APA

Wamsler, C., & Brink, E. (2015). Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. In T. H. Inderberg, S. H. Eriksen, K. L. O'Brien, & L. Sygna (Eds.), Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices (pp. 54-82). Routledge.

CBE

Wamsler C, Brink E. 2015. Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. Inderberg TH, Eriksen SH, O'Brien KL, Sygna L, editors. In Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. Routledge. pp. 54-82.

MLA

Wamsler, Christine and Ebba Brink "Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation"., Inderberg, Tor Håkon and Eriksen, Siri H. O'Brien, Karen L. Sygna, Linda (editors). Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. Routledge. 2015, 54-82.

Vancouver

Wamsler C, Brink E. Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. In Inderberg TH, Eriksen SH, O'Brien KL, Sygna L, editors, Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. Routledge. 2015. p. 54-82

Author

Wamsler, Christine ; Brink, Ebba. / Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation. Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices. editor / Tor Håkon Inderberg ; Siri H. Eriksen ; Karen L. O'Brien ; Linda Sygna. Routledge, 2015. pp. 54-82

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Adaptive capacity : from coping to sustainable transformation

AU - Wamsler, Christine

AU - Brink, Ebba

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - People’s accumulated local capacity is increasingly recognized to be critical in enhancing disaster resilience and transformation. Nevertheless, citizens’ coping strategies are little known or documented, and hardly considered in city authorities’ and aid organizations’ work. Against this background, this study provides an overview and systematization of citizens’ strategies to cope with increasing disasters and climate change, presents critical insights on the positive and negative effects of such strategies, and discusses the relevance of taking them into account when formulating development policies and projects. The study shows that coping should not automatically be seen as being maladaptive. The success or failure of urban societies in building disaster resilience, and moving beyond towards sustainable transformation, is not dependent on the effectiveness of single coping strategies, but the level of flexibility and inclusiveness of individuals’, households’ and communities’ coping systems (i.e. their combined set of used strategies). Supporting citizens to negotiate their needs and rights in order to increase the flexibility and inclusiveness of these systems, and make them more viable in today’s context, is thus crucial.

AB - People’s accumulated local capacity is increasingly recognized to be critical in enhancing disaster resilience and transformation. Nevertheless, citizens’ coping strategies are little known or documented, and hardly considered in city authorities’ and aid organizations’ work. Against this background, this study provides an overview and systematization of citizens’ strategies to cope with increasing disasters and climate change, presents critical insights on the positive and negative effects of such strategies, and discusses the relevance of taking them into account when formulating development policies and projects. The study shows that coping should not automatically be seen as being maladaptive. The success or failure of urban societies in building disaster resilience, and moving beyond towards sustainable transformation, is not dependent on the effectiveness of single coping strategies, but the level of flexibility and inclusiveness of individuals’, households’ and communities’ coping systems (i.e. their combined set of used strategies). Supporting citizens to negotiate their needs and rights in order to increase the flexibility and inclusiveness of these systems, and make them more viable in today’s context, is thus crucial.

UR - http://libris.kb.se/bib/17418109

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9781138025981

SP - 54

EP - 82

BT - Climate change adaptation and development: transforming paradigms and practices

A2 - Inderberg, Tor Håkon

A2 - Eriksen, Siri H.

A2 - O'Brien, Karen L.

A2 - Sygna, Linda

PB - Routledge

ER -