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Sustainability 2013, 5(2), 629-642; doi:10.3390/su5020629

Adaptive Co-Management for Climate Change Adaptation: Considerations for the Barents Region

1,2,*  and 1
1 Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada 2 Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Stockholm SE 106 91, Sweden
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 January 2013 / Revised: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013
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Adaptive co-management is a governance approach gaining recognition. It emphasizes pluralism and communication; shared decision-making and authority; linkages within and among levels; actor autonomy; and, learning and adaptation. Adaptive co-management is just starting to be applied for climate change adaptation. In drawing upon adaptive co-management scholarship and a case in progress of application for climate change adaptation in Niagara, Canada, key considerations for the Barents Euro-Arctic Region are identified. Realistic expectations, sensitivity to context, and cultivating conditions for success are highlighted as key considerations for future efforts to implement adaptive co-management approaches in the Barents Region.
Keywords: adaptive co-management; Barents Region; climate change adaptive co-management; Barents Region; climate change
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Plummer, R.; Baird, J. Adaptive Co-Management for Climate Change Adaptation: Considerations for the Barents Region. Sustainability 2013, 5, 629-642.

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