Emerging Planning Frameworks for Climate Adaptation

Dale, Allan, Vella, Karen, & Potts, Ruth (2014) Emerging Planning Frameworks for Climate Adaptation. In Moran, Catherine, Turton, Stephen M., & 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, pp. 179-201.

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This chapter focuses on the more strategic activities that lead people in the regional community to decide how they want to respond to climate change. Such strategic activities include analysing, prioritising and deciding upon the best course of action. Planning for climate adaptation (usually seen to include the setting of visions and objectives, the determination of key strategies and the monitoring of broad outcomes) encompasses the strategic activities involved in the system of governance for climate adaptation. Planning occurs at all scales from global to the business, property, family and even individual scales. Applying a rapid appraisal technique, this chapter analyses the system of planning for climate adaptation as it relates to the achievement of adaptation outcomes within the Wet Tropics Cluster. It finds that some aspects of the system are healthier than others, and identifies several actions that regional NRM bodies may consider (either collectively or individually) to enhance adaptation outcomes by improving the planning system within the cluster.

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ID Code: 78942
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Adaptation pathways, Climate adaptation planning, emerging planning frameworks, planning practice, Wet Tropics NRM Cluster region
ISBN: 9780994150028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 James Cook University
Copyright Statement: 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.
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2014 22:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 15:14

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