PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (11): 1537-1545.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.11.015

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Integrated Innovation Systems for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies in North China Plain

HAN Rongqing1,2,3, PAN Tao1, LIU Yujie1, ZHANG Jiutian4, WANG Wentao4   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Population, Recources and Environment College of Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China;
    3. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    4. The Administrative Center for China's Agenda 21, Beijing 100038, China
  • Received:2011-12-01 Revised:2012-06-01 Online:2012-11-25 Published:2012-11-25

Abstract: Integrated technology innovation is a necessary approach to climate change adaptation. This paper, taking the North China Plain (NCP), one of the most important commodity grain producing regions, as a case, analyzes the impacts of climate change on the region’s agriculture, and puts forward several integrated innovation systems for climate change adaptation technologies for the agriculture in NCP, including: (1) single-objective system, (2) multi-objective system, (3) multi-agency system, (4) area-specific system. In examining the different scenarios for implementation of climate change adaptation, this paper discusses the uncertainty of climate change adaptation, differences in the need for the adaptation, and integrated innovation capability of the adaptation technologies. This paper also points out that climate change adaptation in China requires the study of integrated technology innovation in different fields, and requires the formation of integrated innovation system in different agencies, so that many a single and independent technical achievement can be integrated into the system, which leads to the establishment of an integrated innovation mechanism for climate adaptation technologies.

Key words: adaptation technology to climate change, agriculture, integrated innovation system, North China Plain