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Transnational adaptation governance: An emerging fourth era of adaptation

Dzebo, Adis and Stripple, Johannes LU (2015) In Global Environmental Change 35. p.423-435
Abstract
Climate change adaptation, which has previously been seen as a national and local matter, is today systematically addressed by international institutions such as the UNFCCC, the FAO and the WTO. Research has focused on the overarching institutional architecture of global adaptation, particularly how it relates to development, political economy, efficiency and equity. In contrast to the transnational dimension of climate mitigation, the transnationalization of adaptation governance has received scant attention. By creating a dataset of adaptation projects, we examine transnational adaptation governance in terms of its scope, institutionalization and main functions. We find transnational adaptation governance to be firmly anchored within the... (More)
Climate change adaptation, which has previously been seen as a national and local matter, is today systematically addressed by international institutions such as the UNFCCC, the FAO and the WTO. Research has focused on the overarching institutional architecture of global adaptation, particularly how it relates to development, political economy, efficiency and equity. In contrast to the transnational dimension of climate mitigation, the transnationalization of adaptation governance has received scant attention. By creating a dataset of adaptation projects, we examine transnational adaptation governance in terms of its scope, institutionalization and main functions. We find transnational adaptation governance to be firmly anchored within the UNFCCC, but a recent change towards adaptation governed by a transnational constituency can be identified. When non-state actors become integral to the project of governing adaptation, a 'fourth era' of adaption seems to be emerging. This new era is not replacing other forms of governing, but is emerging alongside and in a complementary fashion. In the 'fourth era', adaptation is increasingly governed globally and transnationally, and the attention is turned toward 'softer' forms of governance such as agenda setting, information sharing and capacity building. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Adaptation governance, Climate change, Transnational governance, Climate, finance, Global Environment Facility
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Global Environmental Change
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35
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Global Environmental Change, Elsevier
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0959-3780
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10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.10.006
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  author       = {Dzebo, Adis and Stripple, Johannes},
  issn         = {0959-3780},
  keyword      = {Adaptation governance,Climate change,Transnational governance,Climate,finance,Global Environment Facility},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {423--435},
  publisher    = {Global Environmental Change, Elsevier},
  series       = {Global Environmental Change},
  title        = {Transnational adaptation governance: An emerging fourth era of adaptation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.10.006},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2015},
}