Institutions for adaptation: the capacity and ability of the Dutch institutional framework to adapt to climate change

J. Gupta, C.J.A.M. Termeer, M.A. van den Brink, J.E.M. Klostermann

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Abstract

The climate is not the only aspect in this world that is changing. We notice a number of societal trends – a shift towards individual responsibility to receive rain water on private property and to encourage individuals to seek insurance rather than depend on a safety net to be provided by the government; increasing pressure on rural land use because of urbanisation processes, together with development to combine land use functions; decisions to develop large scale housing projects that do not take into account the potential impact of climate change; and, inter alia, the development of innovative solutions such as floating houses and brackish agriculture. We also notice the development of new organizational arrangements, such as multilevel agreements between policy actors, a more horizontal approach to land use planning, and a shift form national to European nature policies. Obviously, the system we will try to study is a moving target, and the theoretical framework we use will have to be able to deal with this
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIVM Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameWorking Document 1
PublisherIVM
No.W-08/03

Keywords

  • institutions
  • behavioural changes
  • decision making
  • climatic change
  • governance

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