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An evolutionary approach to adaptive capacity assessment: A case study of Whitehouse, Jamaica

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This paper assesses the capacity of Whitehouse, Jamaica to adapt to climate change. A community-based vulnerability assessment was conducted that employed semi-structured interviews with community members within or related to the tourism, fisheries and agricultural sectors. The results were analysed using the Local Adaptive Capacity (LAC) framework, which characterises adaptive capacity based on five elements: asset base; institutions and entitlements; knowledge and information; innovation; a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
Hogarth, JR More by this author
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada More from this funder
Climate and Development Knowledge Network More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Rural Studies Journal website
Volume:
43
Pages:
248–259
Publication date:
2016
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ISSN:
1873-1392
URN:
uuid:150fbd2b-74ab-4a0e-89fc-da3601f473f0
Source identifiers:
581104
Local pid:
pubs:581104

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