Identification of regional stakeholders for adaptation to climate change:
2009 (English)In: , 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
To improve decisions and awareness considering climate change it is argued that stakeholder interaction and dialogue is essential. Engaging stakeholders in research on adaptation thus requires analysis of stakeholder landscape and identification of relevant actors at different levels in society. The term 'stakeholder' is broad and researchers and practitioners might have both interrelated and contrasting views on who is at stake, the need for adaptation and climate risks.
The aim of this paper is to analyse the stakeholder landscape in a Swedish region, as part of increasing the understanding of the adaptation process. The stakeholder analysis has been initiated by the research teams through stakeholder mapping and complemented by local and regional actors' notions of who is, or should be, involved and active stakeholders in adaptation to climate change. The results indicate the importance of careful stakeholder analysis for sustainable adaptation. The actors' expert knowledge of the regions deepens the picture, show important links and gaps between different actors and illuminate unclear relationships and responsibilities as well as identify those actors who have important roles to play.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19496DiVA: diva2:225231
9th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS) "Knowledge, learning and action for sustainability" London, UK, 10th - 12th June 2009