Transnational adaptation governance: explaining and exploring the role of new actors in enhancing the success of adaptation


Funding source

Formas - The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2018
Funding: 3000000 SEK


Adaptation to climate change is failing to reach its potential, especially in developing countries. Whilst the UN climate negotiations continue at a slow pace, the need for adaptation action becomes increasingly evident. To increase the success of adaptation, traditional state-based adaptation governance is gradually transitioning towards transnational adaptation governance, engaging new actors?public and private. This interdisciplinary project aims to take stock and explain the emergence of transnational adaptation governance and its potential to increase the success of adaptation. Through a mixed method approach, including policy analysis, literature reviews, interviews and case studies, the project will: 1) define and map transnational arrangements by systematically examining a representative sample of multi-sectoral governance; 2) explain the emergence of transnational adaptation governance and actors? economic and political interests through three case studies; 3) analyse the policy implications of selected initiatives and how these initiatives might increase adaptation success (measured as effectiveness, efficiency, equity and legitimacy). A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm University will work with leading international scholars and stakeholders to assess transnational adaptation governance, and communicate the findings to national and international policymakers and stakeholders in the climate change regime.

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