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Governance of climate change adaptation: Introduction to the Special Issue

Governance of climate change adaptation: Introduction to the Special Issue Climate Law 2 (2011) 149–157 DOI 10.3233/CL-2011-031 IOS Press Elizabeth Wilson and Catrien Termeer* I. “Deltas in Times of Climate Change” Conference The international conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change: Connecting World Science and Deltas was held in Rotterdam over three days in September and October 2010, drawing some one thousand participants from sixty countries. The conference was hosted by the City of Rotterdam and two Dutch research programmes, Climate Changes Spatial Planning, and Knowledge for Climate, supported by the Connecting Delta Cities network of the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the Dutch Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC). The conference itself illustrated the value of sharing experiences: it provided an opportunity for social and institutional learning through the drawing together of evidence on the working governance of climate change adaptation, as well as an opportunity for the formation of networks and alliances. One immediate outcome of the conference was the formal launch of the Delta Alliance, an international knowledge-driven network organization whose mission is to improve the resilience of the world’s delta regions. Deltas are dynamic and complex regions in physical, economic, and social terms. They comprise areas of fertile land, with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law IOS Press

Governance of climate change adaptation: Introduction to the Special Issue

Climate Law , Volume 2 (2) – Jan 1, 2011

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2011 by IOS Press, Inc
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1878-6553
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1878-6561
DOI
10.3233/CL-2011-031
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Abstract

Climate Law 2 (2011) 149–157 DOI 10.3233/CL-2011-031 IOS Press Elizabeth Wilson and Catrien Termeer* I. “Deltas in Times of Climate Change” Conference The international conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change: Connecting World Science and Deltas was held in Rotterdam over three days in September and October 2010, drawing some one thousand participants from sixty countries. The conference was hosted by the City of Rotterdam and two Dutch research programmes, Climate Changes Spatial Planning, and Knowledge for Climate, supported by the Connecting Delta Cities network of the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the Dutch Cooperative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC). The conference itself illustrated the value of sharing experiences: it provided an opportunity for social and institutional learning through the drawing together of evidence on the working governance of climate change adaptation, as well as an opportunity for the formation of networks and alliances. One immediate outcome of the conference was the formal launch of the Delta Alliance, an international knowledge-driven network organization whose mission is to improve the resilience of the world’s delta regions. Deltas are dynamic and complex regions in physical, economic, and social terms. They comprise areas of fertile land, with

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Climate LawIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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