From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens

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From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. / Wamsler, Christine; Brink, Ebba.

Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction, 2015. p. 1-18.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Harvard

Wamsler, C & Brink, E 2015, From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. in Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction, pp. 1-18.

APA

Wamsler, C., & Brink, E. (Accepted/In press). From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. In Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level (pp. 1-18). United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction.

CBE

Wamsler C, Brink E. 2015. From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. In Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction. pp. 1-18.

MLA

Wamsler, Christine and Ebba Brink "From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens". Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction. 2015, 1-18.

Vancouver

Wamsler C, Brink E. From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. In Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction. 2015. p. 1-18

Author

Wamsler, Christine ; Brink, Ebba. / From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens. Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction, 2015. pp. 1-18

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - From Adaptive Capacity to Adaptation: Rethinking the Interface between Institutions and Citizens

AU - Wamsler, Christine

AU - Brink, Ebba

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - There is an increasing consensus that individual adaptive capacities are critical to successfully adapt to climate change and achieve sustainable development. However, little is known about adaptive practices, particularly in developed countries. Against this background, this paper investigates the strategies used by Swedish citizens to adapt to (changing) climatic variability and extremes. It offers critical insights into the positive and negative effects of such strategies, and discusses their relevance in the formulation of development policies and programmes. The paper highlights how connections between climate and institutional development efforts affect individuals and their activities. The paper concludes that individual adaptive capacities do not necessarily translate into adaptation and that, consequently, planned interventions are required. The importance of more people-oriented adaptation planning, that fosters the sustainable transformation of cities is emphasized, together with the role that South-North knowledge transfer can play in this context.

AB - There is an increasing consensus that individual adaptive capacities are critical to successfully adapt to climate change and achieve sustainable development. However, little is known about adaptive practices, particularly in developed countries. Against this background, this paper investigates the strategies used by Swedish citizens to adapt to (changing) climatic variability and extremes. It offers critical insights into the positive and negative effects of such strategies, and discusses their relevance in the formulation of development policies and programmes. The paper highlights how connections between climate and institutional development efforts affect individuals and their activities. The paper concludes that individual adaptive capacities do not necessarily translate into adaptation and that, consequently, planned interventions are required. The importance of more people-oriented adaptation planning, that fosters the sustainable transformation of cities is emphasized, together with the role that South-North knowledge transfer can play in this context.

M3 - Book chapter

SP - 1

EP - 18

BT - Input paper for The State of DRR at the Local Level, A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level

PB - United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction

ER -