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Local government climate change mitigation and adaptation ranking assessment


Kole, A and Ellison, JC, Local government climate change mitigation and adaptation ranking assessment, International Journal of Global Warming, 16, (4) pp. 461-484. ISSN 1758-2083 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJGW.2018.095997


Climate change awareness in local areas is critical, and this study assessed levels of mitigation and adaptation of local government areas (LGAs), across the rural/urban State of Tasmania. Fourteen indicators were developed in the sectors of energy, transport, awareness, and physical carbon sinks, and allocated quantitative parameters for ranking. Results were mapped using geographical information systems software. Higher energy results occurred on the two large northern islands both with solar and wind generation facilities, and around some cities with energy efficient street lighting systems. Highest transport scores occurred in the remote west, and around most cities, but mostly not in agricultural areas. Higher awareness levels and overall scores were found around city areas. Higher physical scores resulted from community tree plantings and carbon sequestering vegetation. This study shows how geographic trend mapping can improve understanding of spatial differences in climate change mitigation and adaptation, to improve prioritised allocation of assistance policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mitigation, climate change, local government area, LGA, ranking
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Climate change mitigation strategies
UTAS Author:Kole, A (Mr Anton Kole)
UTAS Author:Ellison, JC (Associate Professor Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:129574
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-12-07
Last Modified:2019-03-18

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