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dc.contributor.authorBurton, Donovan
dc.contributor.authorDredge, Dianne
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-07T05:48:08Z
dc.date.available2018-03-07T05:48:08Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/112772
dc.description.abstractThe rapid uptake of political and community acceptance of climate change in Australia is placing significant pressures for local governments to examine their vulnerabilities to climate change as well as their need to undertake an expedited review of potential mitigation and adaptation strategies. However there is a dichotomy between the actual need for a local level strategy and the capability of Australian local governments to do so. This paper explores the challenges surrounding climate change policy and suggests the adaptation and mitigation frames limit the scope of the policy debate and inhibit the development of local government climate change strategies. It explores the costs and opportunities that climate change brings to local governments and draws on the South East Queensland experience to examine the available policy instruments. This paper fosters and strengthens the policy debate about local government??s role and responsibilities in dealing with climate change. It also highlights the potential risks and vulnerabilities of local governments, both at the corporate and community level, under a range of changing climate scenarios.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of South Australia
dc.publisher.placeAdelaide, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttp://soac.fbe.unsw.edu.au/2007/default.asp
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSOAC 2007
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleState of Australian Cities Conference 2007
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-11-28
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-11-30
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120599
dc.titleFraming climate: implications for local government policy response capacity
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2007. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author(s).
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gro.griffith.authorBurton, Donovan L.
gro.griffith.authorDredge, Dianne


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