Institutions for Climate Change : A Method to assess the Inherent Characteristics of Institutions to enable the Adaptive Capacity of Society

J. Gupta, C.J.A.M. Termeer, J.E.M. Klostermann, S. Meijerink, M.A. van den Brink, P. Jong, S.G. Nooteboom

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Abstract

This paper addresses the question: How can the inherent characteristics of institutions to stimulate the adaptive capacity of society to climate change from local through to national level be assessed? On the basis of a literature review and several brainstorm sessions, this paper presents six criteria: Variety, learning capacity, space for planned and innovative autonomous action, leadership, availability of resources and fair governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIVM : Institute for Environmental Studies Vrije Universiteit
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameReport
PublisherIVM : Institute for Environmental Studies Vrije Universiteit
No.W-08/21

Keywords

  • climatic change
  • climate adaptation
  • citizens
  • governance

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