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Resilient Disaster Recovery: An exploration of operationalizing climate change adaptation measures in disaster recovery at the community level on Grand Bahama and Abaco

Fields, Maya LU (2020) In IIIEE Master Thesis IMEM01 20201
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This explorative case-study examines the dynamics of operationalizing climate change adaptation (CCA) measures in the aftermath of climate change induced natural disaster at the community level in a low-lying coastal Nation State with fragile institutional capacity. It explores the roles and responsibilities different stakeholder groups take and identifies constraints and facilitators for operationalizing CCA measures in disaster recovery to ultimately explore leverage points or pathways towards greater integration of CCA measures in the phase of disaster recovery. This is achieved through fieldwork and 20 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders such as government representatives, community leaders, private enterprise, and local and... (More)
This explorative case-study examines the dynamics of operationalizing climate change adaptation (CCA) measures in the aftermath of climate change induced natural disaster at the community level in a low-lying coastal Nation State with fragile institutional capacity. It explores the roles and responsibilities different stakeholder groups take and identifies constraints and facilitators for operationalizing CCA measures in disaster recovery to ultimately explore leverage points or pathways towards greater integration of CCA measures in the phase of disaster recovery. This is achieved through fieldwork and 20 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders such as government representatives, community leaders, private enterprise, and local and international NGOs. The study finds that stakeholders involved in disaster recovery have significant potential to more effectively integrate CCA measures through capacity building recovery approaches via community empowerment and community-integration. It highlights the necessity for decentralizing key water, energy, and food systems, and the key role of education and skill-building alongside devolution of decision-making and implementation to the local level. (Less)
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author
Fields, Maya LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEM01 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Disaster Recovery, Decentralization, Community, Build Back Better
publication/series
IIIEE Master Thesis
report number
2020:15
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
9025695
date added to LUP
2020-08-10 11:47:53
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2020-08-10 11:47:53
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  abstract     = {This explorative case-study examines the dynamics of operationalizing climate change adaptation (CCA) measures in the aftermath of climate change induced natural disaster at the community level in a low-lying coastal Nation State with fragile institutional capacity. It explores the roles and responsibilities different stakeholder groups take and identifies constraints and facilitators for operationalizing CCA measures in disaster recovery to ultimately explore leverage points or pathways towards greater integration of CCA measures in the phase of disaster recovery. This is achieved through fieldwork and 20 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders such as government representatives, community leaders, private enterprise, and local and international NGOs. The study finds that stakeholders involved in disaster recovery have significant potential to more effectively integrate CCA measures through capacity building recovery approaches via community empowerment and community-integration. It highlights the necessity for decentralizing key water, energy, and food systems, and the key role of education and skill-building alongside devolution of decision-making and implementation to the local level.},
  author       = {Fields, Maya},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Climate Change Adaptation,Resilience,Disaster Recovery,Decentralization,Community,Build Back Better},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master Thesis},
  title        = {Resilient Disaster Recovery: An exploration of operationalizing climate change adaptation measures in disaster recovery at the community level on Grand Bahama and Abaco},
  year         = {2020},
}