Coastal Communities and Climate Change

Arctic communities

The Environment, Society and Policy Research Group employs qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to study the impacts of climate change on communities in the Arctic. However, similar principles and approaches can be applied to coastal communities across the globe. Climate change impacts in coastal communities include, for example, coastal erosion and sea level rise. While these processes will have nuanced differences in their impact in different geographic areas, the management strategies and community interests can be derived from the use of similar research approaches, such as the Policy Delphi, semi-structured interviews or focus groups. As a result, the ESPG lab has also conducted research in coastal communities in the Caribbean and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with researchers who have interests in coastal community climate change adaptation and economic development.

 

Individual Projects

 

Beyond Climate Change Theory

Beyond Climate Change Theory

Beyond climate change theory: What contributes to local-level adaptive capacity in Caribbean small island communities? Primary Researcher: Jessica Jaja (M.A.)   The Caribbean region is already facing the impacts of climate change, which include...
Reclaiming Paget Farm

Reclaiming Paget Farm

Reclaiming Paget Farm: A participatory film and community restoration initiative in the Caribbean Primary Researcher: Jessica Jaja (M.A.) Reclaiming Paget Farm is an on-going participatory film and community restoration initiative set on the island...