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The last chapter of the book focuses on Capabilities, adaptation, policy, and research. Hence, the final chapter is less abstract. I also have considered Robeyns’ criterion of exhaustion and nonreduction, which states; The listed capabilities should include all important elements. Moreover, the elements included should not be reducible to other elements. There may be some overlap, provided it is not substantial. This does not exclude the possibility that a subset might have such an important status that it requires being considered on its own, independent of the larger set.
I neither discuss Sen’s basic capabilities nor Nussbaum’s Capabilities thresholds. These are theoretically important questions, with potentially important practical consequences. For example, with the distinction between basic capabilities (“opportunities to avoid poverty”) and nonbasic capabilities (those “less necessary for survival”) we can assess both poverty and well-being in affluent lifestyles (Robeyns 2005, 101). However, as I stated in Chapter One, I take the liberty of using the parts of the approach that I find inspiring and that, as far as I can see, are important for my discussions about climate change adaptation.
My conclusion from this is that in order to inform or assess the moral legitimacy of adaptation actions and strategies, we need a pluralistic, or rather promiscuous, approach to climate change justice (Adger, Paavola, and Huq 2006, 8; Dow, Kasperson, and Bohn 2006, 80–84). I choose “promiscuous” here instead of “pluralist” because I want to stress the urgency for us scholars to search attentively and with lust for combinations of theories, methodologies, and models. The issue is not only to integrate and combine (as in the more common “interdisciplinary”), but to exploit our lust as drivers for finding multiple partners in climate change justice research, even in 20 C L I M AT E C H A N G E A D A P TAT I O N A N D H U M A N C A PA B I L I T I E S the face of what are many times terrible sufferings and burdening responsibilities.