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Application of Multi-Criteria Analysis on Climate Adaptation Assessment in the Context of Least Developed Countries

Haque, Anika Nasra (2016) Application of Multi-Criteria Analysis on Climate Adaptation Assessment in the Context of Least Developed Countries. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 23 . pp. 210-224. E-ISSN 1099-1360. (doi:10.1002/mcda.1571) (KAR id:82822)

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Abstract

The developing countries are suffering the most because of climatic variability and they have an enormous backlog in basic

infrastructure to protect their cities. In addition, the resources and technical expertise are limited. Therefore, the adaptation measures to protect their cities are needed to be planned and prioritized carefully to reduce the vulnerability simultaneously considering the risk reduction, local constraints and development goals. A framework for prioritization of adaptation measures is lacking in the decision making in this context which could immensely assist in informed and structured decisions during the planning process of adaptation strategies in developing countries. This paper is exploring the potential of Multi-Criteria Analysis as a methodology for climate adaptation assessment in order to prioritize the adaptation measures to be undertaken. Hence in this paper Adaptation assessment is conducted within the framework of Multi-Criteria Analysis methodology which allows both normative judgement and technical expertise in the assessment process. Such a participatory integrated assessment of adaptation options is a new approach in flood management in least developed countries. The assessment framework has been applied and tested at the Eastern fringe of Dhaka city which is highly vulnerable to flooding. Based on the assessment and analysis, adaptive measures are prioritized to enable more effective action.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/mcda.1571
Uncontrolled keywords: Climate change; Adaptation assessment; Multi-Criteria Analysis; Prioritization; developing countries; participatory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Anika Haque
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 18:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haque, Anika Nasra: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0717-376X
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