Climate Change Adaptation in Dutch Municipalities: Risk Perception and Institutional Capacity


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Berg van den, Maya M. (2011) Climate Change Adaptation in Dutch Municipalities: Risk Perception and Institutional Capacity. In: Resilent cities: cities and adaptation to climate change: proceedings of the global forum 2010. Local sustainability, 1 . Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 265-272. ISBN 9789400707856

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Abstract:This contribution presents case studies of nine Dutch municipalities.
Interview-based data show that the drivers of local climate adaptation in these cases
are determined more by local contextual factors than by past experience with flooding
or an expected increase of climate change risk. The presence of larger institutional
capacity did not prove to be determinative of the level of action in climate
change adaptation policies. Only in urban cases where a green party administrator
was responsible for environmental affairs was a high level of ‘adaptation action’
observed. Another mediating factor appeared to be the variation in quality of
climate change information
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/78188
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0785-6_27
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