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dc.contributor.authorSahin, Oz
dc.contributor.authorHadwen, Wade L
dc.contributor.authorBuckwell, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Chris
dc.contributor.authorWare, Dan
dc.contributor.authorSmart, James CR
dc.contributor.authorDan, Allan
dc.contributor.authorMackey, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-09T05:47:32Z
dc.date.available2021-09-09T05:47:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1436-3798
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10113-021-01809-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407758
dc.description.abstractClimate change poses significant threats to wellbeing and livelihoods of people and the ecosystems in many Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Adaptation solutions must counteract these threats while also supporting development in vulnerable SIDS. Suitable options need to ensure that connections between the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of socio-economic systems are defined in a way that can support how decisions are made (and by whom) and how these can impact on other parts of these systems. This is particularly important in many Pacific SIDS, where communities practise customary natural resource management and continue to rely on local natural resources. In this study, we model the anticipated impacts of climate change and the benefits of the ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches on community wellbeing in Vanuatu. To do this, we applied participatory and expert elicitation methods to develop a Bayesian network model, which was designed to evaluate community wellbeing responses at four explicit spatial scales. The model includes both acute and chronic impacts of climate change, the impact of coral bleaching, and the potential loss of Vanuatu’s fringing coral reefs. The model predicts that all proposed EbA interventions will have a positive impact on wellbeing in all four locations to some degree, by either directly improving the integrity of Vanuatu’s ecosystems or by protecting these ecosystems as a positive spill-over of related actions. Significantly, it also predicts that if climate change exceeds 1.5 °C of warming, the costs of achieving the same level of wellbeing are increased.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom90
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRegional Environmental Change
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClimate change impacts and adaptation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman impacts of climate change and human adaptation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410103
dc.titleAssessing how ecosystem-based adaptations to climate change influence community wellbeing: a Vanuatu case study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSahin, O; Hadwen, WL; Buckwell, A; Fleming, C; Ware, D; Smart, JCR; Dan, A; Mackey, B, Assessing how ecosystem-based adaptations to climate change influence community wellbeing: a Vanuatu case study, Regional Environmental Change, 2021, 21 (4), pp. 90
dc.date.updated2021-09-08T03:30:36Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Springer Berlin Heidelberg. This is an electronic version of an article published in Regional Environmental Change, 2021. Regional Environmental Change is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorBuckwell, Andrew J.
gro.griffith.authorSmart, Jim C.
gro.griffith.authorSahin, Oz
gro.griffith.authorHadwen, Wade L.
gro.griffith.authorMackey, Brendan
gro.griffith.authorFleming, Christopher
gro.griffith.authorWare, Dan


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