(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework


Climate change adaptation receives a great deal of attention in policy and academic communities, but has yet to be fully explored in practical and conceptual terms. Indeed, the prospect that adaptation actions could lead to increased climate risk and ‘maladaptation’ has only recently been given attention. This report aims to address conceptual shortfalls in understanding the drivers and characteristics of maladaptation, in order to provide a framework for identifying maladaptation.



Photo: West Seattle Bridge under construction circa 1983, Seattle Municipal Archives

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