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Natural hazards and climate changes in mountains areas: perceptions of local elected officials

Abstract : This communication aims at presenting findings from a research program, RiTTA (risks and territorial transformations in Aquitaine), funded by the Aquitaine Region. It will focus on the analysis of the perceptions that local elected officials of Pyrenean mountain areas have of CC and natural hazards. We assume that perceptions issues at local level are essential to understand vulnerability drivers, obstacles and potential levers for local society's adaptation and mitigation of climate changes. The method developed to analyze these perceptions has been based on semi-structured interviews with the mayors of the Pyrenean Ossau valley. The paper will focus on three main issues: knowledge of CC and its effects on mountain areas; relationship established (or not) between climate change and natural hazards; and measures taken to adapt or mitigate climate change at the local level
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Christine Bouisset, Sylvie Clarimont, Isabelle Degrémont. Natural hazards and climate changes in mountains areas: perceptions of local elected officials. 2nd International colloquium on climate change in mountain areas PYRADAPT 2017, Nov 2017, Biarritz, France. ⟨halshs-01659583v2⟩

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