Limits to adaptation to climate change: a risk approach

@inproceedings{Dow2013LimitsTA,
  title={Limits to adaptation to climate change: a risk approach},
  author={Kirstin M. Dow and Frans Berkhout and Benjamin L. Preston},
  year={2013}
}
As attention to adaptation to climate change increases, there is a growing call for adaptation approaches that focus on risk management. There is also greater recognition that the rate and magnitude of climate variability and change may exceed the limits to adaptation of socio-ecological systems. We offer an actor-centered, risk-based definition for adaptation limits in social systems. Specifically, we frame adaptation limits as the point at which an actor's objectives cannot be secured from… CONTINUE READING

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