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Clar, C.
(2019): Coordinating climate change adaptation across levels of government: the gap between theory and practice of integrated adaptation strategy processes
J ENVIRON PLANN MAN. 2019; 62(12): 2166-2185. FullText FullText_BOKU

Policymakers at different government levels develop integrated adaptation strategy processes (ASPs), which are supposed to prepare a particular region, country or municipality for the impacts of climate change. The adaptation literature suggests that coordination of these efforts promises comprehensive climate change adaptation, because it allows making use of synergies and avoiding maladaptation. Nonetheless, we lack evidence about the coordination of multiple levels and its potential to actually facilitate climate change adaptation. Based on an examination of 14 integrated ASPs, the author asks how they interact with each other, if they reconcile the priorities of other levels, and if they are an adequate tool for coordinating climate change adaptation. The study reveals a considerable gap between theory and practice. It demonstrates that the call for coordination is not reflected in current adaptation policy and questions whether (more) coordination is what we need to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Clar Christoph

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climate change adaptation
levels of government
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