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A Climate of Planning: Swedish Municipal Response to Climate Change

Langlais, Richard LU (2009) In Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners p.262-271
Abstract
This is "an account of variable responses from Swedish municipalities in terms of both adaptation and mitigation measures. By looking at the relationships between national and municipal policies, Langlais examines the adaptation barriers and acknowledges the role of 'visionary individuals' in some municipalities for initiating local actions unders similar institutional and governance conditions. He analyses the effects of two subsequent national plans that encouraged the municiplities to actively engage in mitigation measures. These incentives gave major impetus to the development of networks of eco-municipalities and those engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The author argues for the role of planners in building knowledge and... (More)
This is "an account of variable responses from Swedish municipalities in terms of both adaptation and mitigation measures. By looking at the relationships between national and municipal policies, Langlais examines the adaptation barriers and acknowledges the role of 'visionary individuals' in some municipalities for initiating local actions unders similar institutional and governance conditions. He analyses the effects of two subsequent national plans that encouraged the municiplities to actively engage in mitigation measures. These incentives gave major impetus to the development of networks of eco-municipalities and those engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The author argues for the role of planners in building knowledge and expertise at local levels to face the challenges of climate change" (quoted in the Introduction to Part 3, by Abid Mehmood, pp 219-221, in the same volume). (Less)
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Climate change, planning for climate change, adaptation, mitigation, integration of adaptation and mitigation, regional planning, spatial behavior, climatic changes, climate change planning, local responses to climate change, Sweden, climate change legislation
in
Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners
editor
Davoudi, Simin; Crawford, Jenny and Mehmood, Abid
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262 - 271
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Earthscan Publications Ltd.
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978-1-84407-662-8
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English
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  author       = {Langlais, Richard},
  editor       = {Davoudi, Simin and Crawford, Jenny and Mehmood, Abid},
  isbn         = {978-1-84407-662-8},
  keyword      = {Climate change,planning for climate change,adaptation,mitigation,integration of adaptation and mitigation,regional planning,spatial behavior,climatic changes,climate change planning,local responses to climate change,Sweden,climate change legislation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {262--271},
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  series       = {Planning for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners},
  title        = {A Climate of Planning: Swedish Municipal Response to Climate Change},
  year         = {2009},
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