Measuring local climate change response capacity and bridging gaps between local action plans and land use plans

Zhenghong Tang, Zijia Wang, Thomas Koperski

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to measure local climate change response capacity and identify the existing gaps between local climate change action plans and land use plans. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses content analysis method to statistically analyze 40 pioneering local jurisdictions' climate change action plans and land use plans. Findings: The results show significant gaps in the two types of plans. Local climate change action plans have a higher quality of plan components including factual basis, targets, coordination, and communication than local land use plans. However, local land use plans have an even higher quality of policy plan components than action plans. Originality/value: This study has extended established climate change concepts and practices by incorporating climate change considerations into the existing framework of local decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-100
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Environmental management
  • Global warming
  • Local authorities
  • United States of America

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  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Measuring local climate change response capacity and bridging gaps between local action plans and land use plans. / Tang, Zhenghong; Wang, Zijia; Koperski, Thomas.

In: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.03.2011, p. 74-100.

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