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Making less space for carbon: cultural research for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Climate change is now widely recognised as requiring social and cultural as well as scientific solutions. This project builds adaptive capacity for climate change mitigation and adaptation, using cultural research. We focus on the Illawarra, a region central to Australia's carbon economy. We will undertake a baseline study of current knowledge of climate change, track community response over a period of five years, identify social and cultural resources for, and constraints to, more environmentally sustainable behaviours, and contribute to policy solutions. The project will provide international leadership for comparable regional communities, and contribute to key debates about human-environment relations.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0986041

Local Award Id


  • 10303

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Climate change is now widely recognised as requiring social and cultural as well as scientific solutions. This project builds adaptive capacity for climate change mitigation and adaptation, using cultural research. We focus on the Illawarra, a region central to Australia's carbon economy. We will undertake a baseline study of current knowledge of climate change, track community response over a period of five years, identify social and cultural resources for, and constraints to, more environmentally sustainable behaviours, and contribute to policy solutions. The project will provide international leadership for comparable regional communities, and contribute to key debates about human-environment relations.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0986041

Local Award Id


  • 10303