DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s24.v5002

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION INTEGRATION INTO COASTAL MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT: GOVERNANCE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATION PRECONDITIONS

R. ERNSTEINS
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 5, 1077 - 1084 pp

ABSTRACT

There was realized university-municipality research and development project by the
case study research methodology, with the aim of performing an interdisciplinary
situation audit on the climate change adaptation local policy existing practice conditions
and development possibilities for coastal municipality of Salacgriva (Latvia), and as the
result, relevant governance guidelines were elaborated [12]. Besides auditing and
further on developing climate change integrations into three main sustainability
dimensions, there is necessity to work with additional and separate dimension, the so
called governance environment, which is to be considered the unifying horizontal
element encircling all the three vertical sustainability dimensions and intentionally is to
be the called “integrating medium” as well and subsequently separately studied, planned
and managed. Further work was organized by North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve
administration and municipality and after public/expert hearing documents were
transferred into very first municipal climate change adaptation strategy in Latvia.

Keywords: governance environment model, green municipality and development
planning, climate change adaptation, integration, climate communication