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Cross-Scale Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

This report documents a study aimed at identifying cross-scale barriers to planned adaptation within the context of local government in Australia, and the development of enabling actions to overcome these barriers. Many of the impacts of climate change and variability have been, or will be, experienced at the local level. As a result, local governments in Australia (and overseas) have initiated plans to adapt to these impacts. However, the pathway to planning and implementation of adaptation is not a barrier-free process.

Final Report: Cross-Scale Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

The report outlines the theoretical and conceptual framework underpinning the research, and explains the methodology and activities undertaken to gather data throughout the project. The study used a mixed-methods social research approach, drawing on interviews, case examples and stakeholder workshops, and including participants from within local government and also located in other government agencies and industry groups.

Zoning for Sea Level Rise: A Model Sea-Level Rise Ordinance and Case Study of Implementation Barriers in Maryland

Zoning is the most powerful tool that local governments have to preemptively mitigate hazards. This case study explores land use planning legal and regulatory barriers to climate change adaptation in Maryland (USA).

Moving Boundaries: Managing Development in Regional Coastal Councils in South Australia

In this scoping study a total of twenty development professionals and Councillors on Development Assessment Panels [DAPs] from ten regional Local Government Organisations with coastal frontage were interviewed. The structured interviews were conducted from July to October 2010 and addressed climate change adaptation, amenity migration and new residential developments through a range of themes including capacity, attitudes and perceptions, processes, actions and intentions, and motivators and barriers. A small selection of stakeholders were also interviewed.
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