Adaptive Urban Governance: New Challenges for the Second Generation of Urban Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

Report / Paper

Adaptive Urban Governance: New Challenges for the Second Generation of Urban Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

ORGANISER: UNU-Institute for Environment and Human Security (EHS), Germany
AUTHORS: Jörn Birkman,Mathias Garschagen,,Frauke Kraas,Nguyen Quang

PUBLISHED DATE

February 2011

RESOURCE

The paper investigates adaptation strategies followed by nine cities and compares their strategies with those followed by two Vietnamese cities. It also explores the need to link different temporal and spatial scales in adaptation strategies. Using a comparative approach, the paper explores the achievements and shortcomings of current adaptation strategies and asks key questions for future initiatives in the sub-categories of (1) knowledge, perspectives, uncertainties and key threats; (2) characteristics of concrete adaptation measures and processes; (3) interactions and conflicts between different strategies and measures; (4) limits of adaptation and tipping points. The paper concludes by calling for new forms of adaptive urban governance. Read more: Adaptation Knowledge Platform : http://www.climateadapt.asia/newsletter/archive