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Investing in Climate Change Adaptation: Motivations and Green Incentives in the Fiji Islands

Author:
Di Falco, Salvatore, Sharma, Sindra
Source:
Ecological economics 2018 v.154 pp. 394-408
ISSN:
0921-8009
Subject:
climate change, cognition, credit, motivation, nationalities and ethnic groups, surveys, Fiji
Abstract:
We investigate the interplay between individual's intrinsic motivation and green incentives on stated climate change adaptive behavior. Using experimental and survey data in the Fiji Islands, we find that intrinsic motivations favoring pro-environmental [beliefs] positively influence the intention to adapt. Moreover we find that green incentives crowd-in intrinsic pro-environmental motivations and further facilitate the uptake of adaptive investments. Demographic factors of ethnicity, occupation, participation in and access to credit also influence cognitive and behavioral constructs to varying degrees.
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6134716