Implementation of the Climate Adaptation Plan: - Who, what and how?

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Cecilie Ravn-Christensen
  • Sophie Dige Iversen
The climate is changing! This means new challenges which the physical planning must adjust to and be able to handle. The last years the focus on climate changes and its consequences has been increasing partly caused by extreme weather events in Denmark and Europe and partly by recent research and new knowledge related to climate changes.
The climate adaptation in Denmark mainly focuses on water related aspects consisting of the consequences from increased precipitation and sea level. On this basis the Danish municipalities are obliged to implement climate adaptation plans in 2013. These plans must deal with how the municipalities will handle climate adaptation.
In this master’s thesis from the master’s program in Land Management the conditions concerning implementation of the climate adaptation plans are studied. This is done with a specific focus on the transversal collaborations which the plans depend on.
The study concentrates on ‘who, what and how’ in relation to the climate adaptation plan, which shall be seen in the perspective of the following research question: How must the transversal collaborations related to the climate adaptation plan be organized to secure an ideal implementation?
‘Who, what and how’ are clarified through a qualitative, empirical study which creates an overview of the following questions:

1) Which participants are essential for the implementation?
2) Which implementation challenges are the municipalities experiencing?
3) How must these challenges be managed?

The final conclusion is linked to ‘who, what and how’ which are summarized in recommendations on how the municipalities must handle the implementation of the plan and the transversal collaborations in relation to this.
LanguageDanish
Publication date2013
Number of pages193
ID: 77462531