Facilitating climate change adaptation through communication: Insights from the development of a visualization tool
2015 (English)In: Energy Research and Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, Vol. 10, 57-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Climate change communication on anticipated impacts and adaptive responses is frequently presentedas an effective means to facilitate implementation of adaptation to mitigate risks to residential buildings.However, it requires that communication is developed in a way that resonates with the context of thetarget audience, provides intelligible information and addresses perceived barriers to adaptation. In thispaper we reflect upon criteria for useful climate change communication gained over a three year developmentprocess of a web-based tool – VisAdaptTM – aimed at increasing the adaptive capacity amongNordic homeowners. Based on the results from continuous user-testing and focus group interviews weoutline lessons learned and key aspects to consider in the design of tools for communicating complexissues such as climate change effects and adaptive response measures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 10, 57-61 p.
Adaptive management; Communication barriers; Climate change vulnerability; Homeowners
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120386DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2015.06.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120386DiVA: diva2:844091
FunderNordic Council of Ministers