Self-interest and ignorance is often identified as the motivation for climate change scepticism by those concerned with developing policy to adapt to it. However, a study of social justice in rural water reform has found that competing types of knowledge ('local' and 'scientific') are at the core of opposing views on the impacts of climate change. This means that scepticism can only be addressed by integrating local knowledge into scientific advice, through three way communications of scientists, policy makers and landholders.
|Title of host publication||Water and Climate|
|Subtitle of host publication||Policy Implementation Challenges|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publisher||National Committee of Water Engineering|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Practical Responses to Climate Change - Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 01 May 2012 → 03 May 2012
|Conference||Practical Responses to Climate Change|
|Period||01/05/12 → 03/05/12|
Lukasiewicz, A., Bowmer, K., Davidson, P., & Syme, G. (2012). Contested knowledge: Government and landholders perceptions of climate change and water reform. In Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges (pp. 1-8). National Committee of Water Engineering.