Identification of Factors Prevent Sea Level Rise from Rising onto the Policy Agenda in the Government’s Policies

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student in Public Administration, Kish International Campus, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Management University of Tehran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fisheries, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch


Sea level rise is one of the most dangerous outcomes of climate change, which poses a serious threat to the coastal areas of developed and developing countries. This study identifies the factors that prevent the sea level rise in being recognized as problems requiring policy agenda setting by using Kingdon’s multiple streams framework model. The mixed research method applied in this research and in terms of data collection, qualitative and exploratory research was carried out by using Delphi technique. The members of the Delphi panel presented 10 items and finally, in order of priority, 9 items received the highest importance factor. Research findings state that there are ambiguous perspectives on policy-making levels towards increasing sea level rise as a public problem, and there is no consensus on the need for attention to this issue.


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