Journal article

Local values for fairer adaptation to sea-level rise: A typology of residents and their lived values in Lakes Entrance, Australia

Sonia Graham, Jon Barnett, Ruth Fincher, Anna Hurlimann, Colette Mortreux

Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014


Understanding the values and socio-economic characteristics of people at risk from climate change will inform how people feel about the likely distribution of impacts, as well as adaptation responses. This knowledge is necessary if adaptation is to achieve distributive fairness now and into the future. This study advances methods and analyses used in values-based adaptation research by using segmentation to explain the diversity of values that exist within a community, and on this basis identify particular groups at risk. A telephone survey was conducted with residents of Lakes Entrance, Australia-a coastal community already adapting to projected sea-level rise. The purpose was to determine ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by a Linkage Grant (LP100100586) from the Australian Research Council. Our research partners on the linkage grant are the East Gippsland Shire Council, Wellington Shire Council, the Gippsland Coastal Board, the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and the Department of Planning and Community Development. We would like to acknowledge the support provided by these agencies. We would also like to thank Chandra jayasuriya for creating the map of Lakes Entrance. Finally, thank you to all the people who took the time to respond to the telephone survey.