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dc.contributor.authorGemmer Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkes, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorVaucel LMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T12:13:16Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-08-15T12:13:16Zen_US
dc.date.issued2011-03-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationGemmer M, Wilkes A, Vaucel LM. 2011. Governing Climate Change Adaptation in the EU and China: An Analysis of Formal Institutions. Advances in Climate Change Research 2(1): 1-11.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/42005en_US
dc.description.abstractBoth the European Union (EU) and China are culturally, economically, climatologically and environmentally diverse polities. The EU is a multi-state grouping of economically developed democratic countries, while China is a unitary sovereign state and a developing economy with a strong government bureaucracy. Our hypothesis is that given their diverse political systems, the EU and China would develop different kinds of systems for the governance of adaptation to climate change. We test this hypothesis through a comparative analysis of policy documents from the two study areas,in which we examine framework policies, programmatic actions and specific actions that have been adopted to date in order to address climate change, with a specific focus on the water sector. We find that climate change adaptation began to be addressed through formal policy on a similar timeline in the two regions. The EU and China are also similar in that they use framework laws and existing sectoral policy, such as for the water sector. We find that the EU has primarily relied on integration of climate change adaptation concerns through legal instruments which set a framework for implementation of adaptation policy. In China, specific actions to be incorporated in socio-economic development plans under the existing legislation on adaptation have been the main mode for integrating adaptation into sectoral actions, though the future trend may be to develop more regulations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAdvances in Climate Change Researchen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATEen_US
dc.subjectGOVERNMENTen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL POLICIESen_US
dc.titleGoverning Climate Change Adaptation in the EU and China: An Analysis of Formal Institutionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.subject.ccafsPRIORITIES AND POLICIES FOR CSAen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://en.climatechange.cn/EN/Y2011/V2/I1/1en_US
cg.coverage.regionASIAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEUROPEen_US
cg.coverage.countryCHINAen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US


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