Cultures of Adaptation Network (CAN)


What does this network do?

Research asserts that local cultural differences in perceiving and handling climate change leads to local limits of adaptation and inadequate transfer of climate-related knowledge and practices. This presents a crucial challenge for current planning-oriented research on climate change adaptation, because it often overlooks how local/regional differences in ‘climate-cultures‘ are rooted in policy planning. In turn, these challenges are the foremost hurdles to sustainable development at the time of climate change. Developing a comprehensive and holistic understanding of how similarities and differences in climate-cultures have been evolving can inform us whether a global understanding of climate-culture can feed into designing local solutions.