The interconnected nature of the challenges in mainstreaming climate change adaptation: evidence from local land use planning

Cuevas, Sining C. (2016) The interconnected nature of the challenges in mainstreaming climate change adaptation: evidence from local land use planning. Climatic Change, 136 3: 661-676. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1625-1


Author Cuevas, Sining C.
Title The interconnected nature of the challenges in mainstreaming climate change adaptation: evidence from local land use planning
Journal name Climatic Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-1480
0165-0009
Publication date 2016-02-17
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1625-1
Volume 136
Issue 3
Start page 661
End page 676
Total pages 16
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Mainstreaming climate change adaptation (CCA) links adaptation and sustainable development goals by integrating climate change information, concerns, and considerations into existing development planning, policy- and decision-making processes. It is gaining popularity in developing countries, but its operationalization has been slow because of the challenges that hinder its on-ground application. To understand the nature of these challenges, this paper developed a four-stage mixed methodology that examined mainstreaming of CCA into local land use planning in Albay, Philippines. The methodology includes a modified Institutional Analysis and Development framework for the qualitative analysis, and 20 mainstreaming indicators for the quantitative assessment. The data used in the analysis were collected from a survey and the interviews conducted among the key players in local land use planning in Albay. The correlation analysis showed that the challenges related to knowledge and awareness, local government prioritization, institutional incentives, availability of funds, access to funds, and stability of funds had the highest frequency of interconnections with the other challenges. Also, a strong tripartite relationship among local leadership, local government prioritization, and local government’s commitment to CCA was observed. The paper suggests that mainstreaming challenges are interconnected at varying degrees. It presents analytical tools and quantifiable measures that can be used to develop a reliable basis for the qualitative assessments of adaptation needs and effectiveness. These sets of information can help analyst and practitioners make informed decisions regarding the operationalization of mainstreaming CCA.
Keyword Decision making
Developing countries
Land use
Climate change
Correlation analysis
Development goals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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