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Method Development for Identifying and Analysing Stakeholders in Climate Change Adaptation Processes
Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University.
Department of Thematic Studies—Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University.
Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm Environment Institute.
Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 14, no 3, 243-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is now widely recognized that stakeholder interaction and dialogue is essential to improve decisions about and awareness of climate change. The term ‘stakeholder’ is broad and researchers and practitioners may have interrelated and contrasting views on who is a stakeholder or who is (or should be) responsible for adaptation to climate change. To engage stakeholders in research or other projects on adaptation thus requires a careful mapping of the stakeholder landscape and identification of relevant actors at different levels. Through a case study approach, based on studies of two Swedish urban regions, Stockholm and Gothenburg, this paper proposes a systematic method to analyse and identify roles and responsibilities in the stakeholder landscape. The initial mapping exercise was complemented by participatory studies of local and regional stakeholders’ perceptions of who is, or should be, involved in adaptation and their significance for climate change adaptation in the respective regions. The results indicate the value of careful stakeholder analysis for sustainable, effective, planned adaptation that is flexible, but also systematic enough to fulfil practical and scientific requirements for the study and advancement of ongoing adaptation processes and implementation.

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2012. Vol. 14, no 3, 243-261 p.
Keyword [en]
stakeholder, method, identification, adaptation, climate change, urban, region, Sweden
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Applied Environmental Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82825DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2012.702562OAI: diva2:572329
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2012-11-27 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved

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