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Analyzing social-ecological systems for exploring adaptation pathways in land systems. [ID659]

Locatelli B.. 2019. Bern : Global Land Programme, 1 p.. Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme OSM2019. 4, 2019-04-21/2019-04-24, Bern (Suisse).

The interaction of climate change with other global drivers of change requires new frameworks and approaches that can help people implement adaptation responses. The TARA framework (Transformative Adaptation Research Alliance) is based on three core components: adaptation services (the benefits to people from increased capacity to respond to change provided by the capacity of ecosystems to moderate and adapt to climate change), the values, rules and knowledge perspective (VRK, a system for diagnosing the aspects of societal decision-making contexts which enable or constrain adaptation), and adaptation pathways (an adaptive decision process for informing and sequencing adaptation decisions and actions under circumstances where goals are ambiguous, decision-making is contested, social-ecological systems are complex and highly dynamic and trajectories are unpredictable). In this presentation, we propose to operationalize this framework using case studies in the Peruvian mountains. We applied system analysis tools and developed causal loop diagrams of social-ecological systems, using different methods and sources of information, including participatory work with local and regional stakeholders. The system representations were used to identify drivers of changes, key adaptive capacity and vulnerability, and major ecosystem and adaptation services. The system representations were also used to simulate possible future pathways. Different representations of the social-ecological systems illustrated different worldviews and led to the identification of different drivers and pathways. Our findings revealed that diverse views on a social-ecological system, reflecting the diversity of people's values, enabled visioning multiple adaptation pathways. The multiplicity of adaptation pathways is a way to foster discussions among stakeholders about adaptation decisions and actions.

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