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Institutional responses to climate change: opportunities and barriers for adaptation in the Pantanal and the Upper Paraguay River Basin

Ioris, Antonio A. R., Irigaray, Carlos Teodoro and Girard, Pierre 2014. Institutional responses to climate change: opportunities and barriers for adaptation in the Pantanal and the Upper Paraguay River Basin. Climatic Change 127 (1) , pp. 139-151. 10.1007/s10584-014-1134-z

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Abstract

Climatic change is expected to have serious impacts on the Pantanal, a large tropical wetland located in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, in the centre of South America, where a range of institutional responses are being developed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In order to examine the institutional achievements and challenges for managing the region, a specific typology is initially introduced, which comprises a schematic gradient of institutional responses. An empirical analysis was conducted in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the three countries that share the Pantanal, which identified the hybrid basis of the policy framework under construction, in the sense that it actually combines elements of various institutional responses included in the proposed typology. Important factors that seem to undermine the efficacy of institutional responses in addressing climate change in the region are the strong influence of the agribusiness sector and the still relatively low importance of the Pantanal for national environmental policy-making. This essay makes a claim that the principles of climate justice should guiding policies and interventions as it they constitute the most appropriate strategy to address the inequality and unfairness related to climate change.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-014-1134-z
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0165-0009
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 March 2017
Date of Acceptance: 8 May 2014
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 21:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/99034

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