In Press - Leveraging endogenous climate resilience: urban adaptation in Pacific Small Island Developing States

Trundle, A, Barth, B and McEvoy, D 2019, 'In Press - Leveraging endogenous climate resilience: urban adaptation in Pacific Small Island Developing States', Environment and Urbanization, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 53-74.


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Title In Press - Leveraging endogenous climate resilience: urban adaptation in Pacific Small Island Developing States
Author(s) Trundle, A
Barth, B
McEvoy, D
Year 2019
Journal name Environment and Urbanization
Volume number 31
Issue number 1
Start page 53
End page 74
Total pages 22
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract Pacific Small Island Developing States are often referred to as the "frontline" of climate change, facing an array of worsening climate-related shocks and stressors. However, despite their underlying exposure to climate change impacts, the role of Pacific Island cities as both an avenue for adaptation and sites of climate vulnerability is often overlooked. This paper reflects on two ongoing participatory action research projects conducted by UN-Habitat and research partners from Australian universities in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and Port Vila, Vanuatu. Findings from community consultations across 16 communities in these settings demonstrate the critical role of endogenous modes of resilience, as well as the strong correlation between these spaces and sub-city climate vulnerability. Cross-scale integration with climate resilience planning processes is then used to examine points of conflict between stakeholder interpretations of core functions within socioecological systems, demonstrating the importance of considering values and conflict within urban climate adaptation.
Subject Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) climate change adaptation
informal settlements
international development
Pacific
Small Island Developing States
urban resilience
DOI - identifier 10.1177/0956247818816654
Copyright notice © 2018 International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
ISSN 0956-2478
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