Climate Change Research ›› 2016, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (6): 484-493.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2016.088

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Priorities and Preferences Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Measures—Based on the Survey of EFCAs on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Zhou Jingbo1, Yang Xiaoming2, He Xiaojia3, Yin Yunhe4, Zhao Dongsheng4   

  1. 1 School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
    2 Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing 100029, China
    3 The Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, Beijing 100038, China
    4 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2016-05-12 Revised:2016-08-22 Online:2016-11-30 Published:2016-11-30
  • Contact: Xiao-Jia HE;


Taking Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau ecological function conservation areas (EFCAs) as a case, priorities were set to climate change adaptation measures based on expert judgment by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The results showed that the special funds of climate change of ecological function conservation, supporting projects to feed-animal balance control and the adjustment of industrial structure are the most important measures. Then, preferences were compared between decision makers, decision supporters and scientific researchers. The results showed that the difference is relevant to functions and their specific interest of the stakeholders. It is also proved that AHP is a useful and meaningful tool for preferring adaptation measures in the national climate change adaptation strategies.

Key words: climate change, adaptation, priorities, AHP

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