Institutions and Policy Processes: the Means to the Ends of Adaptation

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Institutions and Policy Processes: the Means to the Ends of Adaptation

AUTHORS: Stephen R. Dovers ,Adnan A. Hezri

PUBLISHED DATE

February 2011

RESOURCE

The paper reviews coverage of policy and institutions in the adaptation literature and clarifies key issues by drawing on the domains of public policy, institutional change, and sustainable development. The emphasis is laid on the distinctions that exist between institutions, institutional systems, organizations, policy processes, policy instruments, and management. The article proposes that climate policy has become large enough so much so that a tendency of self-referencing has developed and that insights can be gained from other areas. Within the parameters of law, politics, and governance, options are identified that could embed considerations of climate adaptation into policy processes and institutional systems, focusing on enabling cross-sectoral policy integration, decision making under uncertain conditions, vertical policy coordination, issues of capacity and devolution, policy evaluating and learning. Read more: Source : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.29/abstract Read more: Adaptation Knowledge Platfom : http://www.climateadapt.asia/newsletter/archive