SPECIAL ISSUE in Sustainability | The Role of Coastal Residents in Adapting to Climate Change: Social, Political, Cultural and Economic Dimensions
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SPECIAL ISSUE in Sustainability | The Role of Coastal Residents in Adapting to Climate Change: Social, Political, Cultural and Economic Dimensions


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 August 2021

Message from the Guest Editor

Coastal zones are at the forefront of climate impacts while also being the locus of human activity and development. While much research attention has been placed on the role and capacity of governance authorities in responding to climate challenges on the coast, coastal residents who are key actors in the adaptation process are less frequently addressed. This Special Issue focuses on the ways local coastal residents engage in climate change adaptation. We are interested in papers that address: The role of coastal residents in planning and implementing topical adaptation responses, such as managed retreat; The collaborative governance approaches residents engage in to drive or shape local, regional or national adaptation; The interrelations between hazard management, climate change adaptation, and sustainability related household responses; as well as papers that contribute new understanding toward: The nature of household adaptive capacity in coastal communities; The factors affecting household level adaptation decision-making; The processes that facilitate and inhibit adaptation
by residents of coastal communities.

Guest Editor:
Dr. Carmen Elrick-Barr
Sustainability Research Centre,
University of the Sunshine Coast,
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558,

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

I encourage you to contribute a research or comprehensive review article for consideration for publication in Sustainability, an international Open Access journal which provides an advanced forum for research findings in areas
related to sustainability and sustainable development. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, conference proceedings (peer-reviewed full articles) and communications. I am confident you will find the journal
contributes to enhancing understanding of sustainability and fostering initiatives and applications of sustainability based measures and activities.

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science, University of
Ontario Institute of Technology,
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

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