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Artículos en revistas:
Exploring public support for climate change adaptation policies in the Mediterranean region: A case study in Southern Spain
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura,
  • Economía agraria,
  • Economía de los recursos naturales
Datos
Descripción
The understanding of public perception to climate change is an essential factor in the development of adaptation policies. In the Mediterranean, agriculture, as the largest consumer of freshwater, has the highest potential to suffer adverse impacts of climate change. Future water availability predictions, conflicting interests among stakeholders and an increasing social concern about the environment further aggravate the situation. Therefore studying public support for adaptation policies can play a key role in successfully adapting the sector. The study site, approximately 36,000 hectares of rice fields in Seville (Spain), exemplifies an area in the Mediterranean where water needs to be carefully reallocated in view of the limitations anticipated by climate change scenarios; in particular where conflicts will arise between water for agriculture and water for ?natural? ecosystems. This paper proposes an ex-ante evaluation of the societal support for adaptation policies. A survey of 117 respondents was conducted and a Logit model utilized to analyze which predictors positively or negatively affect people?s support for adaptation policies. Results suggest that the main barriers to support these policies were economic losses and low climate change concern whereas the primary motivation factor was environmental commitment. Additionally, the main socio-demographic determinants were gender, age, education and family structure. In order to improve societal support for climate change adaptation policies, implementing educational and awareness raising initiatives will be the main challenges for policy makers to overcome.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Environmental Science & Policy
ISSN
1462-9011
Factor de impacto JCR
2,978
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volumen
DOI
doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2013.01.010
Número de revista
29
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1
Hasta la página
11
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Participantes
  • Autor: Silvestre Garcia de Jalon Gonzalez del Tanago (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Luisa Iglesias Picazo (UPM)
  • Autor: Sonia Quiroga (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
  • Autor: Isabel Bardaji De Azcarate (UPM)
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