Urban agriculture is widely supported across developing countries as it has proven to be a vital livelihood strategy among the urban poor, resulting in various benefits, including enhanced food security and socioeconomic empowerment. Many researchers and policymakers stress that legal land tenure is one of the key assets that help to enhance the potential of... Continue Reading →
Egoists like climate adaptation but not climate mitigation
In our recent blog post we argued that engaging in climate adaptation does not undermine the willingness of individuals to engage in climate mitigation and vice versa. In another study that is currently under review in a peer-reviewed journal (preprint of this study is linked here) we studied what values are typically associated with individual... Continue Reading →
LIFE LOCAL ADAPT project comes to an end.
Project LIFE LOCAL ADAPT aims to integrate climate change adaptation into the work of urban authorities on a local level. Six partners from four countries (figure 1) came together in 2016 to start a five-year project that addressed: Improvement of data and information base on climate change impactsEnhancing the knowledge of municipalities on climate change... Continue Reading →
Climate adaptation and climate mitigation do not undermine each other
In our new paper in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, we report results from an experimental cross-cultural study conducted in Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. We found that support for climate adaptation does not undermine people’s commitment to climate mitigation and vice versa. In fact, we found that prior focus on climate adaptation increases worry... Continue Reading →
Public support for urban climate adaptation policy through nature-based solutions
The impacts of climate change on urban life require response in terms of adaptation planning. We investigated perceptions of and economic preferences for urban climate adaptation through nature-based solutions (NBS) in Prague and found that: (i) increased use of NBS is likely to generate significant economic public value; (ii) people perceive the species diversity of the NBS measures positively; (iii) NBS implemented in...