Combining backcasting and adaptive management for climate adaptation in coastal regions: A methodology and a South African case study

Autor(en): van der Voorn, Tom
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia 
Quist, Jaco
Stichwörter: Business & Economics; Economics; FUTURE; IMPACT ASSESSMENT; PERSPECTIVE; POLICY; Public Administration; Regional & Urban Planning; RESILIENCE; SCIENCE; SOCIOECONOMIC SCENARIOS; SUSTAINABILITY; UNCERTAINTY; VULNERABILITY
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Journal: FUTURES
Volumen: 44
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 346
Seitenende: 364
Zusammenfassung: 
Developing adaptation strategies for deltaic and coastal regions is a major challenge, due to future uncertainties of climate change and complexity of the social-ecological systems to be managed. This paper investigates how desirable futures or normative scenarios approaches, in particular backcasting, can be used to develop more robust climate strategies in coastal regions. The paper develops a methodology in which participatory backcasting and adaptive management are combined, and its applicability is demonstrated for the Breede-Overberg coastal region in South Africa where a catchment management strategy has been developed. It is concluded that the methodology offers an adequate framework for developing and implementing long-term climate adaptation strategies and policies, including a transition management scheme for intermediate assessments. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 00163287
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2011.11.003

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