Equity, economic efficiency and institutional capacity in adapting coastal settlements

Fletcher, Cameron S., Taylor, Bruce M., Rambaldi, Alicia N., Harman, Ben P., Heyenga, Sonja, Ganegodage, K. Renuka, Lipkin, Felix and Mcallister, Ryan R. J (2015). Equity, economic efficiency and institutional capacity in adapting coastal settlements. In Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett and David Rissik (Ed.), Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (pp. 208-215) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118845028.ch23

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Author Fletcher, Cameron S.
Taylor, Bruce M.
Rambaldi, Alicia N.
Harman, Ben P.
Heyenga, Sonja
Ganegodage, K. Renuka
Lipkin, Felix
Mcallister, Ryan R. J
Title of chapter Equity, economic efficiency and institutional capacity in adapting coastal settlements
Title of book Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118845028.ch23
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2014
ISBN 9781118845011
Editor Jean P. Palutikof
Sarah L. Boulter
Jon Barnett
David Rissik
Chapter number 23
Start page 208
End page 215
Total pages 8
Total chapters 49
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the developed world (ABS 2012) and a long and sparsely populated coastline. Institutional capacity for adaptation at the local government scale is vital in Australia, because it is at this scale that many discussions around adaptation occur and decisions are made. In parallel to the institutional analysis, an economic model is created to calculate the distribution of the expected costs of storm surge inundation and the potential benefits of adaptation in terms of avoided costs. The chapter considers the three most discussed economically model-able adaptation options within the ‘protect’ (seawall), ‘accommodate’ (changed minimum floor heights) and ‘retreat’ (retreat) categories.
Keyword Australia
Institutional capacity
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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