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Port decision maker perceptions on the effectiveness of climate adaptation actions


Ng, AKY and Zhang, H and Afenyo, M and Becker, A and Cahoon, S and Chen, S-l and Esteban, M and Ferrari, C and Lau, Y-y and Lee, PT-W and Monios, J and Tei, A and Yang, Z and Acciaro, M, Port decision maker perceptions on the effectiveness of climate adaptation actions, Coastal Management, 46, (3) pp. 148-175. ISSN 0892-0753 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/08920753.2018.1451731


Effective adaptation to climate change impacts is rapidly becoming an important research topic. Hitherto, the perceptions and attitudes of stakeholders on climate adaptation actions are under researched, partly due to the emphasis on physical and engineering aspects during the adaptation planning process. Building on such considerations, the paper explores the perceptions of port decision makers on the effectiveness of climate adaptation actions. The findings suggest that while port decision makers are aware of potential climate change impacts and feel that more adaptation actions should be undertaken, they are skeptical about their effectiveness and value. This is complemented by a regional analysis on the results, suggesting that more tailor-made adaptation measures suited to local circumstances should be developed. The study illustrates the complexity of climate adaptation planning and of involving port decision makers under the current planning paradigm.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adaption, climate change, perception, port, survey
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-l (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:125363
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2018-04-15
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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