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Subjective measures of climate resilience: what is the added value for policy and programming?

Clare, Abbie, Graber, Rebecca, Jones, Lindsey ORCID: 0000-0002-5568-2200 and Conway, Declan ORCID: 0000-0002-4590-6733 (2017) Subjective measures of climate resilience: what is the added value for policy and programming? Global Environmental Change, 46. pp. 17-22. ISSN 0959-3780

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.07.001


Subjective approaches to resilience measurement are gaining traction as a complementary approach to the standard frameworks that typically contain objective measures. Proponents suggest that subjective approaches may add value to existing measures in three areas: by improving our understanding of the drivers of resilience, reducing the questionnaire burden on respondents, and potentially offering more valid cross-cultural comparisons. This perspective assesses the potential, evidence and uncertainties around each of these claims, drawing from decades of research using subjective techniques in the wellbeing and psychological resilience literatures. Overall we find that subjective approaches can theoretically add value in each of these three areas. However the design of appropriate indicators must proceed with specificity and rigour for subjective measures to add value to programming and policy for climate resilience.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 20:21
Projects: ES/K006576/1
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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