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An evolutionary approach to adaptive capacity assessment: A case study of Soufriere, Saint Lucia

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This paper assesses the capacity of Soufriere, Saint Lucia to adapt to climate change. A community-based vulnerability assessment was conducted that employed semistructured interviews with community members. 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; and flexible forward-looking decision-making and governance. Bey...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.3390/su8030228

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
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Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada More from this funder
Climate and Development Knowledge Network More from this funder
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Sustainability Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
228
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ISSN:
2071-1050
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uuid:f6531005-c350-455a-95b6-0d844b2d1826
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605645
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pubs:605645

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