ADAPTATION STRATEGY FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF LA PAZ, MEXICO: MULTICRITERIA AND COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
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Volume 13 (2018), Issue 2
237 - 245
A. IVANOVA, E. RAMÍREZ & A. MARTINEZ
This paper identifies climate change adaptation measures in the municipality of La Paz, Mexico, based on the results of previous vulnerability analysis. To prioritize the specified measures the GIZ methodology is used base don milticriteria and cost-benefit analysis. The study comprises the following stages, firstly policies and instruments suggested by the academic team, were discussed and slightly modified at a meeting with the representatives of La Paz Municipality. Secondly, a survey was applied to the main directors and employees according to the criteria provided by the GIZ methodology. Thirdly, a Public Consultation Forum was organized with the main stakeholders of La Paz municipality (NGO, Business, professional associations), where the adaptation measures were ranked by thematic and multicriteria approach. This stage complemented the multicriteria analysis and presented the measures that ranked in first places. The last step consisted in the cost- benefit analysis that provided a further ranking to the measures and specified the short-term adaptation strategy for the city of La Paz. The main areas of this strategy are the following: I. Hydric resources; II. Coasts and Tourism; III. Fisheries and biodiversity; IV: Urban Planning and Infrastructure; V. Environmental education and research. Finally, we present the adaptation strategy for La Paz municipality based on the prioritized adaptation measures.
adaptation strategy, cost-benefit analysis, mexico, multicriteria analysis, municipality of La Paz