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Adaptive Co-Management for Climate Change Adaptation: Considerations for the Barents Region

  • Ryan Plummer

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    (Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada
    Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Stockholm SE 106 91, Sweden)

  • Julia Baird

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    (Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada)

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    Adaptive co-management is a governance approach gaining recognition. It emphasizes pluralism and communication; shared decision-making and authority; linkages within and among levels; actor autonomy; and, learning and adaptation. Adaptive co-management is just starting to be applied for climate change adaptation. In drawing upon adaptive co-management scholarship and a case in progress of application for climate change adaptation in Niagara, Canada, key considerations for the Barents Euro-Arctic Region are identified. Realistic expectations, sensitivity to context, and cultivating conditions for success are highlighted as key considerations for future efforts to implement adaptive co-management approaches in the Barents Region.

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    Volume (Year): 5 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 629-642

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