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dc.contributor.convenorBrian Galliganen_US
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDedekorkut, Aysinen_US
dc.contributor.editorBrian Galliganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:11:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:11:34Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-01T02:21:52Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://apsa2010.com.au/index.phpen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37263
dc.description.abstractFor more than two decades scientists have been warning governments at all levels about the serious risks posed by climate change. For the last few years the issue has been prominently covered by the media and there has been a consistently strong public demand for action. Despite this, successive governments have struggled to develop and implement responses with climate sceptics and powerful industries able to delay action. Two factors are major contributors to the situation. First, climate change is by nature a 'wicked' problem and so is not readily amenable to conventional policy or planning solutions. Second, the governing institutions of Australia emerged in a very different context and were simply not designed to deal with such issues. Each of these factors will be dealt with in turn below. The paper then uses a case study of climate adaptation policies and plans that apply to the Gold Coast to illustrate the current situation. The final section looks at the difficult decisions that need to be taken and proposes a set of three strategies that might encourage more timely responses.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Political Studies Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.apsa-online.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameConnected Globe: Conflicting Worldsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAustralian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 (APSA)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-09-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-09-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLand Use and Environmental Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120504en_US
dc.titleFrom white shoes to waders: climate change adaptation and government on the Gold Coasten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. 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 authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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