Participatory futures methods: towards adaptability and resilience in climate-vulnerable communities

Gidley, J, Fien, J, Smith, J, Thomsen, D and Smith, T 2009, 'Participatory futures methods: towards adaptability and resilience in climate-vulnerable communities', Environmental Policy and Governance, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 427-440.


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Title Participatory futures methods: towards adaptability and resilience in climate-vulnerable communities
Author(s) Gidley, J
Fien, J
Smith, J
Thomsen, D
Smith, T
Year 2009
Journal name Environmental Policy and Governance
Volume number 19
Issue number 6
Start page 427
End page 440
Total pages 14
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Abstract This paper points to the value of broadening the palette of approaches to climate change futures beyond the dominant methods of empiricist predictive trends and expert scenarios. The first half of the paper contextualizes the climate change discourse within the field of futures studies and explores potential points of dialogue between a number of futures approaches and the most prominent of the climate protection work. The second half of the paper introduces a case study of community based participatory approaches involving community scenario writing and community visioning, which enacts a collaborative engagement between futures researchers and climate-vulnerable communities. However, any participatory futures method chosen to facilitate climate change adaptation must be context aware in both its design and implementation if it is to facilitate adaptability and resilience in climate-vulnerable communities
Subject Environment Policy
Sociology of Education
History and Philosophy of Education
Keyword(s) climate adaptation
climate-vulnerable communities
futures methods
participatory futures
social learning
DOI - identifier 10.1002/eet.524
Copyright notice © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment
ISSN 1756-932X
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