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Mental preparation for climate adaptation: the role of cognition and culture in enhancing adaptive capacity of water management in Kiribati

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In many Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as in Kiribati, formal national adaptation programmes are currently being operationalised or are in the pipeline. A key focus is on motivating householders to adapt in anticipation of climate change through pilot community projects. In this paper, we argue that the water sector must pay equal attention to how communities cognitively perceive the process of adaptation if interventions are to be effective. ...

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Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Environmental Change Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
657-669
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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ISSN:
0959-3780
URN:
uuid:d6bf3458-9512-4b8b-9e21-c07a0ee7d796
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ora:5381

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