Community Adaptive Capacity Model: A Case Study of Tanjungmas Sub-District in Semarang Municipality

*Intan Hapsari Surya Putri  -  Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Rukuh Setiadi  -  Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Received: 22 Aug 2019; Published: 29 Feb 2020.
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Climate change has pushed communities to make continue adjustments in various aspect of their life in order to adapt and survive. Adaptation capacity is a key concept in understanding this context. Although a number of research in the discipline of social sciences have examined the meanings and categories of adaptation capacity, the extent to which this knowledge is used in the field of physical geography has not been adequately studied. Most studies on adaptive capacities within this discipline are largely on measuring the level or status of adaptation capacity (i.e. high, medium, or low) in a given region. Moreover, the study has interpreted adaptation capacity as rigid and static. Thus, it sets the same index for all adaptive capacity categories. Sometimes it provides a varied index, but it does not give adequate consideration regarding the status or actual condition influencing adaptation capacity (i.e. the characteristic of adaptation goals, actors, resources, and etc.). With a case study approach focused in Tanjungmas Sub-district, this paper aims to build a model, which connects overall adaptive capacity categories. Despite some issues about its clarity (at this infancy stage), the model is expected to bridge these two disciplines to have a more productive connection. This model may help researchers in the area of physical geography to conceptualize adaptation capacities and to establish index that more reflect to local conditions following additional brief field assessment.
Keywords: adaptive capacity; climate adaptation; community

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