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000032820 037__ $$aARTICLE--2017-055
000032820 041__ $$aEnglish
000032820 100__ $$aVij, S.
000032820 100__ $$aMoors, E.
000032820 100__ $$aAhmad, B.
000032820 100__ $$aUzzaman, A.
000032820 100__ $$aBhadwal, S.
000032820 100__ $$aBiesbroek, R.
000032820 100__ $$aGioli, G.
000032820 100__ $$aGroot, A.
000032820 100__ $$aMallick, D.
000032820 100__ $$aRegmi, B.
000032820 100__ $$aSaeed, B. A.
000032820 100__ $$aIshaq, S.
000032820 100__ $$aThapa, B.
000032820 100__ $$aWerners, S. E.
000032820 100__ $$aWester, P.
000032820 245__ $$aClimate Adaptation Approaches and Key Policy Characteristics: Cases from South Asia
000032820 260__ $$c2017
000032820 300__ $$a8
000032820 507__ $$aHiAware
000032820 520__ $$aThis paper analyses and assesses how existing policies and approaches in South Asia consider long-term climate change adaptation. Presently, it is unclear what approaches are used in the existing policies to cope with the future climatic changes. Our research framework consists of two components. First, we identify and define key characteristics of adaptation policy approaches based on a review of scientific journal articles. The key characteristics identified are institutional flexibility, adaptive nature, scalability and reflexivity. Second, we analyse the presence of these characteristics in the climate change adaptation policies of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Our findings show that the four South Asian countries contribute to only 8% of the total journal articles on adaptation policy, with least papers representing Pakistan and Nepal. Reviewing the adaptation policies, we find that except for the Climate Change Policy of Nepal, none of the policies discusses transboundary scale adaptation approaches. The identified adaptation policies lack focus on shared transboundary resources between the countries, and instead focus at national or sub-national scale. This is reflected by relatively low scores for the scalability characteristic. All the countries show high scores for institutional flexibility, suggesting that changing roles and responsibilities between government agencies for adaptation planning and implementation is accepted in the four countries. We conclude that to prevent a loss of flexibility and to promote scalability of shared transboundary resources, policy approaches such as anticipatory governance, robust decision-making, and adaptation pathways can be useful for long-term climate change adaptation.
000032820 653__ $$aClimate change
000032820 653__ $$aAdaptation
000032820 653__ $$aPolicy approaches
000032820 653__ $$aLong-term
000032820 653__ $$aSouth Asia
000032820 650__ $$aAdaptation
000032820 650__ $$aClimate change
000032820 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000032820 773__ $$pEnvironmental Science and Policy
000032820 773__ $$v78
000032820 8564_ $$uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117307839
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