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Measuring local climate change response capacity and bridging gaps between local action plans and land use plans

Measuring local climate change response capacity and bridging gaps between local action plans and... Purpose – The purpose of this study is to measure local climate change response capacity and identify the existing gaps between local climate change action plans and land use plans. Design/methodology/approach – This study uses content analysis method to statistically analyze 40 pioneering local jurisdictions' climate change action plans and land use plans. Findings – The results show significant gaps in the two types of plans. Local climate change action plans have a higher quality of plan components including factual basis, targets, coordination, and communication than local land use plans. However, local land use plans have an even higher quality of policy plan components than action plans. Originality/value – This study has extended established climate change concepts and practices by incorporating climate change considerations into the existing framework of local decision making. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management Emerald Publishing

Measuring local climate change response capacity and bridging gaps between local action plans and land use plans

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1756-8692
DOI
10.1108/17568691111107952
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to measure local climate change response capacity and identify the existing gaps between local climate change action plans and land use plans. Design/methodology/approach – This study uses content analysis method to statistically analyze 40 pioneering local jurisdictions' climate change action plans and land use plans. Findings – The results show significant gaps in the two types of plans. Local climate change action plans have a higher quality of plan components including factual basis, targets, coordination, and communication than local land use plans. However, local land use plans have an even higher quality of policy plan components than action plans. Originality/value – This study has extended established climate change concepts and practices by incorporating climate change considerations into the existing framework of local decision making.

Journal

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2011

Keywords: Global warming; Local authorities; Environmental management; United States of America

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