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Decentralized governance of adaptation to climate change in Africa.

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This book comprises 13 chapters divided into four sections. The first section explores the cross-sectorial aspects of climate change governance, with a focus on the disconnect between the central and subnational levels of governance and on how climate change has become a contested policy arena. Section 2 explores three different empirical experiences by engaging with the subnational level of governance and using a central government-governed approach, an international non-governmental organization (NGO)-facilitated approach, and a local government-driven approach. Section 3 takes a political ecology view of climate change adaptation in rural areas and seeks to understand the dynamics of such adaptation where governance structures are weak or absent. Section 4 discusses two new trends that are under-explored in the climate change literature, namely mobility and regional agricultural trade. Finally, a concluding chapter seeks to draw conclusions across the rich empirical material in the case studies.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Implementing African national climate change policies. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Contemplating climate change at local government: on-the-ground politics of adaptation delivery in Tanzania. Author(s): D'haen, S. A. L. Nielsen, J.Ø.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Climate change adaptation and decentralisation politics: the case of local governments in rural Zambia. Author(s): Funder, M. Mweemba, C. Nyambe, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) A white elephant in a changing climate: a territorial approach to climate change adaptation in Uganda. Author(s): Okiror, J. J. Hansen, E. F. Bashaasha, B. Nakendo, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Creating political space for climate change adaptation in Northern Ghana. Author(s): Rasmussen, J. F. Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 75) Local politics of climate change adaptation in Uganda. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E. Aben, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Political ecology of climate change management in rural Uganda. Author(s): Aben, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 97) Local political processes and the management of the Awoja watershed in Eastern Africa. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Agea, J. Okiror, J. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 111) Competing interests over natural resources and adaptation to climate change: the case of rice cultivation in the Gweri wetlands, Uganda. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Bashaasha, B. Okiror, J. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 121) Social and institutional dynamics of mobility as an adaptation to climate change. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Nakendo, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 137) Hoarders as saviours: the performance of regional grain traders during and after extreme drought. Author(s): Suubi, G. Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 147) Conclusion: towards subnational climate change action amidst ambiguity and contestation over power and resources. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390769
  • Record Number
  • 20173208480