(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Multi-level climate adaptation policy and causation narratives

published at : Exploring causal relations : the societal effects of climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PATT A. (1) ;
(1) International Inst. for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, AUTRICHE


The A. examines here the use of narratives about these causal relationships and explore why narratives with little basis in observation can persist in guiding policy. He examines 3 case studies, one concerning a narrative of climate impacts (catastrophic flooding in Mozambique, in 2000), a second concerning the relationship between household wealth and vulnerability, and the third concerning the procedures and needs of policy-makers themselves. In each case, the A. finds that the narrative that was needed to legitimize and continue the resource flow within an existing policy process continued, despite growing empirical and model-driven evidence to suggest that the narrative may not be correct. He compares these stories with theories from sociological and evolutionary theory and suggests the importance of correcting or improving policy processes to avoid this pathology


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 112, no 2 [pp. 174-182]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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