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Søgaard, Helene Albinus, 2015. From challenges to opportunities : climate adaptation in Danish municipalities. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

The increasingly dense and paved cities often situated in coastal areas, are challenged by climate
change that intensifies damages to urban infrastructure. Through a theoretical framework combining
Advocacy Coalition Framework with organizational learning theory of ‘Ba’, the public knowledge
creation processes on climate adaptation in Danish municipalities are analyzed in an empirical study.
Extreme weather events are found to have initiated a series of political responses, and the knowledge
creation processes are deemed essential in finding innovative and flexible solutions to the uncertainties
inherent in future climate changes. However, the current national regulation of the water sector are
dominated by three major political priorities (analyzed as belief systems) that simultaneously promote
and prohibit an adequate facilitation of the different learning contexts of ba essential for knowledge
creation in the municipalities. The thesis concludes that a more systematic and proactive gathering,
synthesizing and analyzing of practical experience gained at the municipal level during the
implementation of climate adaptation projects bears vital insights for the development of a more
coherent national regulative framework on climate adaptation, in which innovative learning processes
could be improved.

Main title:From challenges to opportunities
Subtitle:climate adaptation in Danish municipalities
Authors:Søgaard, Helene Albinus
Supervisor:Hansen, Hans Peter
Examiner:Alarcón Ferrari, Cristián and Hallgren, Lars
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM011 Sustainable Development - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:climate adapation, organizational learning theory, Advocacy Coalition Framework, innovative practices, sustainable development
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4663
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4663
Subjects:Agricultural economics and policies
Pollution
Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:13 Jul 2015 09:08
Metadata Last Modified:13 Jul 2015 09:08

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