One of Mistra Swecia’s tasks is to investigate the role that social learning can play in building capacity for adaptation to climate change. In particular, the focus is on questions such as:

Can arenas for social learning help to develop knowledge about, build capacity for, and strengthen engagement in adaptation to climate change? Can stakeholders change their behaviour and work towards better strategic adaptation, and if so, how? Does social learning lead to greater adaptive capacity to climate change in the longer term?

This article is part of the Mistra-SWECIA Annual Report 2009.

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Swedish Foundation for Environmental Research (Mistra) through the Swedish Research Programme on Climate, Impacts and Adaptation (Mistra-SWECIA) Programme.