Governance of Adaptation

Adapting to the possible impacts of climate change presents a demanding challenge within the existing governance structures and arrangements. This interdisciplinary research programme aims to integrate existing knowledge from the fields of public administration, economics, political science, spatial planning, law, environmental studies and psychology (read more). The Consortium will develop and test governance arrangements that will contribute to:

    1. developing and implementing adaptation options
    2. increasing the adaptive capacity of society so that future climate changes can be sufficiently dealt with

Work Packages

Within our research programme we have defined six work packages (WP's). Read more.

  • WP1: Collaborative action research
  • WP2: Organizing connectivity
  • WP3: (Re)allocating responsibility and risks
  • WP4: Dealing with controversies
  • WP5: Normative principles for adaptation
  • WP6: Comparative analysis

Hotspots and Stakeholders

Adjacent projects


Consortium leader
Prof. dr. ir. C.J.A.M. (Katrien) Termeer
+31 317 482907 / 482957

The consortium partners

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