Policy coordination for national climate change adaptation in Europe: All process, but little power

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  • Duncan Russel, University of Exeter
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  • Sergio Castellari, Istituto Nazionale Di Geofisica E Vulcanologia, European Environment Agency, Denmark
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  • Alessio Capriolo, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
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  • Suraje Dessai, University of Leeds
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  • Mikael Hildén, Finnish Environment Institute
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  • Anne Jensen
  • Eleni Karali, Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
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  • Kirsi Mäkinen, The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
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  • Helle Ørsted Nielsen
  • Sabine Weiland, Universite Catholique de Lille
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  • Roos den Uyl, University of Exeter, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Institute for Environmental Studies
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  • Jenny Tröltzsch, Ecologic Institute

Climate change adaptation (CCA) is argued to require coordinated policy responses because it is a complex, long-term, knowledge intensive, cross-sectoral, and multi-level governance challenge that involves many interdependencies and actors with different perceptions, goals, and approaches. This study, therefore, examines approaches of a set of European Union (EU) member states (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (England) to pursue a more coordinated approach to CCA policy. It specifically addresses the co-ordination approaches that the selected countries use for the development and implementation of their national CCA policies in the immediate period following the publication of the EU's 2013 Adaptation Strategy. The analysis demonstrates that while useful coordination processes have been established in the analyzed EU member states, they have difficulty in challenging existing institutional hierarchies and decision rules. Consequently, longer-term opportunities for managing CCA conflicts and synergies among sectoral policies have to date been limited.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer5393
TidsskriftSustainability (Switzerland)
Vol/bind12
Nummer13
Antal sider18
ISSN2071-1050
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StatusUdgivet - jul. 2020

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