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Climate change and coastal aquaculture farmers' risk perceptions: experiences from Bangladesh and Denmark

Dewan Ahsan () and Urs Steiner Brandt

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2015, vol. 58, issue 9, 1649-1665

Abstract: This paper addresses the issue of risk perception in relation to climate change threats, comparison of risk perceptions in two different regions, and derives general results of what affect peoples' level of risk perceptions. Revelation of individual risk perception is essential for local acceptance and cooperation. We do this by a comparative study with Bangladesh shrimp farmers and Danish mussel farmers. Since these people live on the edge of subsistence, already small changes in the climate will affect them significantly. Farmers in both developed and developing economies are concerned about global climate change but there are significant differences in farmers' perceptions of the causes of global climate change in developed and developing countries.

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2014.942414

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