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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 gover...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)


This chapter introduces the book that attempts to address the gap between subnational institutions response to climate change. Most chapters in the book are an outcome of the Climate Change and Rural Institution (CCRI) studies that were undertaken 2012-2016 with the aim to examine how a range of subnational institutions respond to climate change in Africa and Asia. Although programme findings have been presented and published else, this book presents and reflects on CCRI research findings from Africa. It is the hope that the book can contribute to enhance our understanding of the institutional dynamics of how local governments respond to climate change and that can be useful for future support for creating an enabling environment for rural climate change adaptation in Africa.

Other chapters from this book

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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390769
  • Record Number
  • 20173208481