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Climate change collaboration among natural resource management agencies: lessons learned from two US regions

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

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DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.876392

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Abstract

It has been argued that regional collaboration can facilitate adaptation to climate change impacts through integrated planning and management. In an attempt to understand the underlying institutional factors that either support or contest this assumption, this paper explores the institutional factors influencing adaptation to climate change at the regional scale, where multiple public land and natural resource management jurisdictions are involved. Insights from two mid-western US case studies reveal that several challenges to collaboration persist and prevent fully integrative multi-jurisdictional adaptation planning at a regional scale. We propose that some of these challenges, such as lack of adequate time, funding and communication channels, be reframed as opportunities to build interdependence, identify issue-linkages and collaboratively explore the nature and extent of organisational trade-offs with respect to regional climate change adaptation efforts. Such a reframing can better facilitate multi-jurisdictional adaptation planning and management of shared biophysical resources generally while simultaneously enhancing organisational capacity to mitigate negative effects and take advantage of potentially favourable future conditions in an era characterised by rapid climate change.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Climate change collaboration among natural resource management agencies: lessons learned from two US regions
Series title:
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
DOI:
10.1080/09640568.2013.876392
Edition:
654
Volume
58
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
24 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
First page:
677
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
Other Geospatial:
Norther Colorado Region;Northern Great Plains And Forest Region
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