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dc.contributor.authorKhatibi, Farzaneh Shaikh
dc.contributor.authorDedekorkut-Howes, Aysin
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michael
dc.contributor.authorTorabi, Elnaz
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-24T23:27:11Z
dc.date.available2021-03-24T23:27:11Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2662-9984
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s43621-021-00024-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403391
dc.description.abstractCommunities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change need to adapt to increase their resilience. Effective government policies and plans are a key component of this transition, but they are not sufficient in themselves. The community needs to be made aware of the risks, acquire knowledge about the options that are available for a response, and be empowered to take their own actions. Effective public engagement is therefore key to success in planning for climate change. This paper focuses on the importance of public engagement in climate change adaptation policy. It undertakes a systematic quantitative review of the literature dealing with the core themes of climate change awareness, knowledge, and engagement in policy-making. The findings reveal a gap in the existing academic literature on public engagement, its impacts on different types of knowledge, and the integration of both into climate change adaptation policy. In addition, findings show a strong link between public knowledge and engagement that can be used to encourage and motivate the public by using behavioural economics as a policy instrument. The paper also makes a useful contribution by identifying more effective strategies to improve climate change resilience and sustainability.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom18
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDiscover Sustainability
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleCan public awareness, knowledge and engagement improve climate change adaptation policies?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKhatibi, FS; Dedekorkut-Howes, A; Howes, M; Torabi, E, Can public awareness, knowledge and engagement improve climate change adaptation policies?, Discover Sustainability, 2021, 2 (1), pp. 18
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-03-24T22:55:12Z
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gro.griffith.authorDedekorkut Howes, Aysin
gro.griffith.authorHowes, Michael J.
gro.griffith.authorTorabi, Elnaz


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