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Enhancing adaptation outcomes for transformation: climate change in the Australian wine industry


Fleming, A and Park, S and Marshall, N, Enhancing adaptation outcomes for transformation: climate change in the Australian wine industry, Journal of Wine Research, 26 pp. 99-114. ISSN 0957-1264 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DOI: doi:10.1080/09571264.2015.1031883


As climate change progresses, an increasing number of wine industry enterprises and other resource-based enterprises will need to transform. It is therefore important for research accounts to provide contextual understandings of how transformations are occurring to help inform other stakeholders facing decisions of how, when and even if they might consider transformation. Our work provides an account of how adaptations are currently occurring in the wine industry, focusing on decision-making. Nineteen interviews with key decision-makers from three Australian-based wine companies and surveys with 50 of their contracted winegrape suppliers operating at various points along the value chain revealed that attitudes to climate change and transformation varied. We highlight how transformation decisions require a broader set of considerations than incremental changes, taking into account stakeholder values, attitudes and supply chain position.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wine, climate change, adaptation, incremental change, transformation, decision-making
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Fleming, A (Dr Aysha Fleming)
ID Code:111398
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2016-09-09
Last Modified:2017-02-15

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