Adaptation to climate change is not just a matter of smart (technological) solutions but also of governance. Governance of adaptation presents some special challenges such as the long time scale, the uncertainties, the risks of solutions and the controversy. Governance of adaption has to be transparent and fair, effective and resilient.
The theme Governance analysed, developed and tested government arrangements within the research programme Knowledge for Climate (2007 – 2014). These governance arrangements helped development of adaptation strategies.