Adaptation to Climate Change: Context Matters

Rosina Bierbaum, Missy Stults
2013 Michigan Journal of Sustainability  
Coping with climate change in the coming decades will require innovation in planning and management of natural, social, economic, and built systems. While assessment of climate-related vulnerability and risk is advancing, little has been done to implement adaptation strategies across regions and sectors. As more entities begin undertaking climate adaptation activities, it becomes more important than ever to involve a diverse array of stakeholders in characterizing the questions that need to be
more » ... nswered, the problems most necessary to solve, and the adaptation options that are feasible and desirable. This type of engagement may help accelerate the pace of planning and action needed to insure that communities can protect people and property as climate changes. Achieving this engagement model will require removing a number of barriers but will provide a rich research agenda for universities, industry, and government.
doi:10.3998/mjs.12333712.0001.004 fatcat:ouvgojpp2jc5dnj36arurbff6a