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Record number 369072
Title Institutions for adaptation: the capacity and ability of the Dutch institutional framework to adapt to climate change
Author(s) Gupta, J.; Termeer, C.J.A.M.; Brink, M.A. van den; Klostermann, J.E.M.
Source Amsterdam : IVM Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (Working Document 1 W-08/03) - 60
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) instellingen - gedragsveranderingen - besluitvorming - klimaatverandering - governance - institutions - behavioural changes - decision making - climatic change
Categories Climatic Change
Abstract The climate is not the only aspect in this world that is changing. We notice a number of societal trends – a shift towards individual responsibility to receive rain water on private property and to encourage individuals to seek insurance rather than depend on a safety net to be provided by the government; increasing pressure on rural land use because of urbanisation processes, together with development to combine land use functions; decisions to develop large scale housing projects that do not take into account the potential impact of climate change; and, inter alia, the development of innovative solutions such as floating houses and brackish agriculture. We also notice the development of new organizational arrangements, such as multilevel agreements between policy actors, a more horizontal approach to land use planning, and a shift form national to European nature policies. Obviously, the system we will try to study is a moving target, and the theoretical framework we use will have to be able to deal with this
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