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Adaptive transition for transformations to sustainability in developing countries

Adaptive transition for transformations to sustainability in developing countries

Pant, Laxmi Prasad, Adhikari, Bhim and Bhattarai, Kiran Kumari (2015) Adaptive transition for transformations to sustainability in developing countries. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14. pp. 206-212. ISSN 1877-3435 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.006)

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Abstract

Adaptation and transition are two prominent sustainability science concepts. The former includes one facet of resilience, the capacity of socio-ecological systems to continually change and adapt within their critical thresholds with some exceptional transformability beyond thresholds. The latter concept entails niche experimentation of low-carbon systems and how niche-internal actors influence transformational changes, so-called sustainability transitions, and are influenced by incumbent socio-technical regime. Critics argue that neither adaptation literature nor transition literature sufficiently informs adaptive transition pathways that need to be responsive to already low-carbon subsistence production systems in many developing countries. Recognizing this gap, this paper, albeit in a modest way, develops a framework of adaptive transition integrating socio-ecological systems approaches to adaptation to change referred to as adaptive management, and socio-technical systems approaches to management of change referred to as transition management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture, food, sustainability transition, socio-ecological systems, socio-technical systems, innovation systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 09:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26579

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