Book Chapter

Who should do what? Public perceptions on responsibility for sea-level rise adaptation

Elissa Waters, Jon Barnett

APPLIED STUDIES IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

In Australia at present, responsibilities for coastal and sea-level rise planning reflect a complex mix of formal and informal management arrangements that are often shared and duplicated across levels of government, organisations and the public and private sectors. This chapter reports some key findings of a project that investigated community preferences for the distribution of responsibility for adaptation to sea-level rise. It presents some data from 80 hour-long interviews with coastal residents in two coastal communities. The research project focused on two local government areas in Australia: Eurobodalla Shire in New South Wales and Mornington Peninsula Shire in Victoria. The project ..

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