Title: Looking forward 10 years after Katrina: managing climate risk and uncertainty through building systematic resilience in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina

Authors: Paul J. Govind

Addresses: Department of Law, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Abstract: This paper looks at the positioning of climate policy, particularly climate change adaptation (CCA), as part of the burgeoning resilience policy of New Orleans, Louisiana. In contrast to the other papers in this special issue this contribution is forward looking and in the limited space attempts to coalesce the lessons from Katrina with managing Social-Ecological Systems in an uncertain future affected by climate change. The contribution from New Orleans can provide some insights as to the complementary nature of climate policy and resilience while galvanising the city against future extreme events.

Keywords: disaster resilience; climate resilience; climate change adaptation; CCA; climate risk; uncertainty; climate policy; resilience policy; New Orleans; Hurricane Katrina; USA; United States; emergency resilience; emergency management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2016.079020

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2016 Vol.12 No.3, pp.284 - 303

Received: 12 Feb 2015
Accepted: 27 Oct 2015

Published online: 09 Sep 2016 *

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