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The current state of climate change perceptions and policies in Myanmar

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J. McKinley
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Constructed to assess the current perceptions and policies regarding the complexity of climate change adaptation in Myanmar this research is comprised of a country report outlining current policies relating to climate change, as well as results from two stakeholder perception surveys conducted at the local and national level in Myanmar.

Results indicate that the primary concern regarding climate change is mostly concentrated on rainfall trends, such as drought and flooding. In addition, local stakeholders have concerns over heat stress, whereas national stakeholders are less concerned with the issue.

They conclude that the weak mechanism of existing institutional and technological structures indicates the need for improvement of adaptation strategies and that special attention needs to be given to site- and user-specific information packages for climate change policies.