Regional and Local Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Developed Countries

Authored by: Valentine van Gameren

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415633116
eBook ISBN: 9780203095201
Adobe ISBN: 9781136212123

10.4324/9780203095201.ch19

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Abstract

Adaptation to climate change requires multi-level actions at different scales – temporal (from short to long-term) and spatial (international, national, regional and local) – to be implemented by both public and private actors (i.e. decision makers, businesses, NGOs and individuals). In other words, adaptation constitutes a multi-level governance issue (Adger et al., 2005).

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