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Understanding Perceptions of Climate Change, Priorities, and Decision-Making among Municipalities in Lima, Peru to Better Inform Adaptation and Mitigation Planning

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dc.contributor.author Sina, Mariella
dc.contributor.author Wood, Rachel-C.
dc.contributor.author Saldarriaga, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Lawler, Joshua
dc.contributor.author Zunt, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Carcamo, Cesar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:45:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:45:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5163
dc.description.abstract Climate change poses multiple risks to the population of Lima, the largest city and capital of Peru, located on the Pacific coast in a desert ecosystem. These risks include increased water scarcity, increased heat, and the introduction and emergence of vector-borne and other climate sensitive diseases. To respond to these threats, it is necessary for the government, at every level, to adopt more mitigation and adaptation strategies. Here, focus groups were conducted with representatives from five Lima municipalities to determine priorities, perception of climate change, and decision-making processes for implementing projects within each municipality. These factors can affect the ability and desire of a community to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. The results show that climate change and other environmental factors are of relatively low priority, whereas public safety and water and sanitation services are of highest concern. Perhaps most importantly, climate change is not well understood among the municipalities. Participants had trouble distinguishing climate change from other environmental issues and did not fully understand its causes and effects. Greater understanding of what climate change is and why it is important is necessary for it to become a priority for the municipalities. Different aspects of increased climate change awareness seem to be connected to having experienced extreme weather events, whether related or not to climate change, and to higher socioeconomic status. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1932-6203
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Cities en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Decision Making en_US
dc.subject Health Planning en_US
dc.subject Health Priorities en_US
dc.subject Social Planning en_US
dc.subject Budgets en_US
dc.subject City Planning en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries en_US
dc.subject Economic Development en_US
dc.subject Environmental Health/economics en_US
dc.subject Focus Groups en_US
dc.subject Government Programs en_US
dc.subject Health Services Needs and Demand en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Public Opinion en_US
dc.subject Public Policy en_US
dc.subject Urban Health en_US
dc.subject Water Supply en_US
dc.title Understanding Perceptions of Climate Change, Priorities, and Decision-Making among Municipalities in Lima, Peru to Better Inform Adaptation and Mitigation Planning en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147201
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE

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