Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and perceptions of climate change. Its effect on perceptions of climate change risk and on adaptive behaviours to prevent, prepare, and respond to future climate contingencies
|Title||Recovery from disaster: Resilience, adaptability and perceptions of climate change. Its effect on perceptions of climate change risk and on adaptive behaviours to prevent, prepare, and respond to future climate contingencies|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Boon, HJ, Millar, J, Lake, D, Cottrell, A, King, D|
|Institution||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility|
|Keywords||Beechworth, Bendigo, community resilience, disaster recovery, emergency management, focus group interviews, implementation, individual resilience, Ingham, Innisfail, mixed-method approach, Qld, Queensland, sense of place, Vic, Victoria|
Focused on four disaster-impacted communities: Beechworth and Bendigo (VIC) and Ingham and Innisfail (QLD) this report makes recommendations for emergency management and local government policies.
Disasters disrupt multiple levels of socio-cultural systems in which lives are embedded. The study used Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems theory to analyse individual and, by proxy, community resilience. The theory provided a comprehensive framework to evaluate the interacting factors that support resilience across different disaster sites and communities. While Bronfenbrenner’s theory has been used extensively, the authors believe that this is the first time it has been used to model disaster resilience.
The project aimed to:
A key hypothesis underpinning the research was that individuals remaining in the disaster impacted communities were likely to be resilient to disaster.