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    The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change

    Murphy, Conor and Creamer, Caroline and McClelland, Andrew and Boyle, Mark (2016) The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change. Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland, 5. pp. 34-46.

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    Adapting to climate change is challenging in border regions where emergency situations can become amplified on a cross-border basis. Such amplification is largely the result of more agencies becoming involved in the response; groups that are often geographically dispersed, bring more divergent agendas to the ‘table’ and are often less well acquainted with each other. However, acting to build adaptive responses across international borders serves to increase resilience and decrease vulnerability to climate change. Over the coming decades climate change is likely to increase flood risk. On the island of Ireland, border regions are amongst the most vulnerable to hazards such as flooding. Developing effective cross-border emergency management will require collaborative planning, capacity building and innovative leadership. This paper sets out the urgency of adapting to climate change in border regions and provides an overview of progress and capacity building in moving towards greater shared services in border communities in Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: cross border; emergency management; climate change;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 8890
    Depositing User: Conor Murphy
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 13:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland
    Publisher: International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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