Mainstreaming climate change adaptation: a multi-level governance agenda
This chapter focuses on the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation as an issue of multi-level governance in the climate hotspot of South East Queensland (SEQ). Although mainstreaming is not a new governance strategy, the need to find and enact better ways to integrate climate change adaptation across key sectors such as land-use planning, emergency services, coastal management, public health, and economic development within the Australian policy and planning context has been highlighted (Swart and Raes 2007; Durrant 2010; Eburn and Jackman 2011; Gurran et al. 2011; Eburn and Davers 2012). As this SEQ case-study demonstrates, despite the economic, social and environmental costs of non-coordination, in practice the use of different sectoral policies tends to shift the problems of adaptation across administrative borders and deliver contradictory policies that generate more problems than they resolve. How then can we learn from efforts to integrate climate change adaptation through multi-level governance within the Australian coastal settlement context?
Responding to climate change: lessons from an Australian hotspot
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