Perceptions of climate risk in Mozambique: Implications for the success of adaptation strategies

Patt A & Schroeter D (2008). Perceptions of climate risk in Mozambique: Implications for the success of adaptation strategies. Global Environmental Change 18 (3): 458-467. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.04.002.

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Abstract

Policies to promote adaptation climate risks often rely on the willing cooperation of the intended beneficiaries. If these beneficiaries disagree with policy makers and program managers about the need for adaptation, or the effectiveness of the measures they are being asked to undertake, then implementation of the policies will fail. A case study of a resettlement program in Mozambique shows this to be the case. Farmers and policy makers disagreed about the seriousness of climate risks, and the potential negative consequences of proposed adaptive measures. A project to provide more information about climate change to farmers did not change their beliefs. The results highlight the need for active dialog across stakeholder groups, as a necessary condition for formulating policies that can then be successfully implemented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate; Risk perception; Adaptation; Mozambique
Research Programs: Risk and Vulnerability (RAV)
Bibliographic Reference: Global Environmental Change; 18(3):458-467 [2008]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 12:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8570

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