The aim of the scientific workshop is to explore governance of climate adaptation beyond the national level, i.e., international and transnational. Workshop participants will analyse, among other things, new forms of adaptation governance, its consequences for adaptation action on the ground, and the adequacy of existing institutions.
The scholarly debate on the problem structure and scale of climate adaptation coincides with the emergence of a growing number of global, regional and transnational initiatives for governing, planning and implementing adaptation in practice. These initiatives and associated partnerships have not been adequately theorized and empirically analysed, for example, with respect to the role of state and non-state actors, their focus and characteristics and underlying motives. The literature on transnational climate governance is rich in examples related to mitigation, but there is much less knowledge about, for example, the extent, nature and impact of adaptation governance.
The workshop will be an intimate two-day event held in Stockholm on 23-24 May 2017, with themed sessions discussing research papers and policy-maker perspectives. Keynote speakers include Diana Liverman, Tiffany Morrison and Frank Biermann.
The workshop is co-organized by SEI and Stockholm University (Department of Political Science), funded by research grants from the Swedish Research Council Formas. It is endorsed by the Earth System Governance project. The organizing committee includes SEI researchers Åsa Persson, Richard Klein and Adis Dzebo.