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Ecosystem-based adaptation – In Theory and Practice: A case study of projects supported by the International Climate Initiative
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem-based adaptation as a concept of adapting to the adverse effects of climate change has become a popular approach that enjoys a good reputation. However, the evidence base for it is rather thin. This thesis sets out to explore the challenges and limitations linked to projects that engage in the concept, in order to estimate the potential threat that may lie in the ignorance of them. Timescales of projects related to the concept shall be the second major focus of this thesis as it has not been sufficiently examined yet by the literature. Empirical material has been gathered and analyzed in the form of interviews with people who have been and are currently working in projects related to ecosystem-based adaptation. The results allow recommendations for the implementation of future projects, as lessons learned were identified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 48 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 274
Keyword [en]
Ecosystem-based adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Development
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260729OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260729DiVA: diva2:848265
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2015-08-12, Hamberg, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, 752 36, Uppsala, 10:50 (English)
Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2015-09-23Bibliographically approved

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