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Stakeholders’ Perception of Climate Actions in Some Developing Economies

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Department of Geology, Faculty of Geography and Geosciences, University of Trier, Universitätring 15, 54296 Trier, Germany
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Center for Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Department of Economics, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Climate 2020, 8(6), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8060066
Received: 3 March 2020 / Revised: 17 May 2020 / Accepted: 20 May 2020 / Published: 27 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fighting Climate Change with Circular Economy)
Resilience, adaptation and mitigation are unique but complimentary actions in the fight against climate change (CC), particularly in developing countries. Although evidence suggest the inclusion of stakeholder opinions as part of the frameworks for combating CC, this evidence is not well substantiated, and is not extensively described in sub-Sahara African CC literature. While language remains a big issue in CC discussions, processes comprised within climate actions are equally as important as both the language and the results. It is on the basis of the confusion surrounding the language adopted as actions geared towards combating CC that this study seeks to examine the opinions/perception of CC actors in three West African nations. It looks at perceived and/or suitable solutions to selected CC-imposed challenges in the midst of socio-economic and environmental concerns. A total of 475 individuals, representing NGOs, public and private organizations involved with CC issues, as well as private persons concerned about CC, were recruited across Nigeria, Niger, and Benin, over a two-year period (April 2017–April 2019). A questionnaire containing 15 items was administered. The results of data analysis using chi-square and Fischer’s exact tests show that the mean number of CC actors differs within and across all three countries for all climate action types against CC-imposed challenges. While CC adaptive plans and projects are thought to yield immediate results, they are also observed to be cheaper in comparison to mitigation and resilience projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: developing economies; climate actions; adaptation; mitigation; resilience; climate change developing economies; climate actions; adaptation; mitigation; resilience; climate change
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Fadeyi, O.; Maresova, P. Stakeholders’ Perception of Climate Actions in Some Developing Economies. Climate 2020, 8, 66.

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