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dc.contributor.authorBond, Meghanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:15:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:15:12Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-06T10:05:35Z
dc.identifier.issn14777835en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14777831011025553en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37809
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the current literature and ideas on how local climate change action (both mitigation and adaptation) could be intensified. Design/methodology/approach - A literature review of Australian and international academic journals and policy documents on the current views of effective local climate action was conducted. Additional data on Australian grassroots community activities was compiled from the internet, participant observation and secondary sources. Findings - The paper argues that local climate action is important and three key aspects could provide effective avenues to step-up local climate action. These three avenues are: increased attention to local adaptation; the linking of adaptation and mitigation efforts together and with other local ecological concerns; and greater engagement with active community members and grassroots community-initiated climate change actions. These three key aspects could give climate change a local saliency and tangibility, spur more effective action, build community resilience and reduce vulnerability. Research limitations/implications - Research is in the explorative stages and, therefore, only tentative conclusions and possible future directions can be suggested. Practical implications - The avenues identified to scale-up local action on climate change could be readily utilised by local governments and/or other interested groups. Originality/value - The paper disseminates three compelling ways that climate action could be intensified at the local scale, and possibly create greater public engagement and avenues to innovative approaches to tackle climate change.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom214en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto225en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalManagement of Environmental Qualityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode059999en_US
dc.titleLocalizing climate change: stepping up local climate actionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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