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A Multi-Scale Approach to Coping with Climate Change and Other Collective Action Problems

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-26T18:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-26T18:02:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5774
dc.description.abstract "Acknowledging the complexity of global warming, as well as the relatively recent agreement among scientists about the human causes of climate change, leads to the recognition that waiting for effective policies to be established at the global level is unreasonable. Instead, it would be better to self-consciously adopt a multi-scale approach to the problem of climate change, starting at the local level. This approach serves to maximize the benefits at varying levels and encourages experimentation and learning from diverse policies adopted at multiple scales. Currently, efforts to address climate change are being orchestrated primarily by global actors, but waiting for international solutions is wasting valuable time. Conventional wisdom tells us that there are only two options to deal with managing resources: either privatization or management by the state. This view is hindering progress. To successfully address climate change in the long run, the day-to-day activities of individuals, families, firms, communities, and governments at multiple levels--particularly those in the more developed world--will need to change substantially. Encouraging simultaneous actions at multiple scales is an important strategy to address this problem" en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject global warming en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title A Multi-Scale Approach to Coping with Climate Change and Other Collective Action Problems en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Solutions en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 27-36 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth Mar.-Apr. en_US

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