reference : Environmental harm or natural hazard? Problem identification and adaptation in U.S. municipal climate action plans

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Abstract A number of cities in the United States have devised climate action plans (CAPs) to mitigate the effects of climate change. However, few of these plans address strategies to adapt to the long term effects of climate change that will occur in the near and distant future. The research presented in this article examines why cities choose to embed adaptation provisions in their CAPs. Our study codes the content of CAPs for all cities (Nā€‰=ā€‰98) in the United States with populations greater than 50,000. We find cities that frame problems associated with climate change in the language of hazards are more likely to include adaptation strategies in their CAPs than cities that focus on other types of environmental harm. Our findings suggest that more robust efforts to plan for climate change will require the activation of communities of interest beyond those that have been instrumental in setting the current climate agenda.
Author Koski, Chris; Siulagi, Alma
DOI 10.1111/ropr.12173
ISSN 1541-1338
Issue 3
Journal Review of Policy Research
Keywords climate change; climate action planning; adaptation; environmental framing; environment; urban studies; disaster & risk management; municipal; municipality; climate action plans; cities; mitigation
Pages 270-290
Title Environmental harm or natural hazard? Problem identification and adaptation in U.S. municipal climate action plans
Volume 33
Year 2016
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