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PUBLICATIONID : 7283
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : Rethinking the role of adaptation in climate policy
ORIG_TITLE : Rethinking the role of adaptation in climate policy
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Environm & Soc Impacts Grp, Boulder, CO 80307 USA
PUBLISHER : ELSEVIER SCI LTD
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 3
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Glob. Environ. Change-Human Policy Dimens.
BEGINPAGE : 159
ENDPAGE : 170
VOLUME : 8
ISSUE : 2
PUBLISH_DATE : JUL
YEAR : 1998
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/1998.13.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000074859900005
CITATION : 58
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 0959-3780
IDS : 101FX
DOI : 10.1016/S0959-3780(98)00011-9
ABSTRACT : Since the late 1980s, scientists and policy makers have devoted considerable attention and resources to the issue of global climate change. Domestic and international policies in response focus primarily on prevention of future climate impacts on society through the mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions, Academic and political attention is also largely focused on issues of mitigation, Adaptation refers to adjustments in individual, group, and institutional behavior in order to reduce society's vulnerabilities to climate, and thus reduce its impacts. In 1996, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote that adaptation offers a 'very powerful option' for responding to climate change and ought to be viewed as a 'complement' to mitigation efforts. Yet, the IPCC also wrote that 'little attention has been paid to any possible tradeoff between both types of options'. This paper discusses the limitations of mitigation responses and the need for adaptation to occupy a larger role in climate policy. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
KEYWORDS : climate change policy; adaptation; mitigation; Framework Convention; IPCC
KEYWORD_PLUS : CONVENTION; RIO
AREA : Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Geography
PUBLICATION : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS
PLACE : OXFORD
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 7283
PAGES : 159-170
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Environm & Soc Impacts Grp, POB 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 USA
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA
REFERENCES_NUM : 47
PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
COUNT : 1
VETTED : 1