Towards a macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy in the Baltic Sea Region?
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Climate change adaptation strategies have become priorities for most of the countries of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). While adaptation to a changing climate requires specific local and regional planning interventions based on the risk, vulnerability and climate scenarios of a specific territory, guidance for adaptation has mainly come from above – the national and EU levels. This article problematizes the potentials and challenges associated with calls for a new macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy in the BSR. From the analytical lens of institutional theory it examines the local, national and transnational climate change adaptation actions undertaken and ponders certain questions: Is there a need for an EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy for climate change adaptation? What types of governance and institutional arrangements would be needed to establish a macro-regional climate change adaptation strategy? How can the transnational cooperation efforts already underway help to encourage coordination and learning about institutional complexity associated with climate change adaptation?
Multi-level governance, Climate change adaptation, institutions, macro-region, transnational cooperation, EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-45041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-45041DiVA: diva2:451629
QS 201203282011-10-262011-10-262012-03-28Bibliographically approved