SC 9.11 Institutional economics of adaptation

Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Oscar Auditorium

A consensus has been emerging regarding the key role that institutions play in adaptation, and yet institutions have been largely studied descriptively in the adaptation domain. This presents a significant opportunity for adaptation researchers to engage with scholarly findings from institutional economics, as the latter offers a wealth of theories for understanding and overcoming barriers directly relevant to climate adaptation. This session aims at crystallising new insights from recent institutional economics work on climate adaptation, and enabling exchange on key insights of institutional economics relevant for adaptation. Four papers addressing adaptation from an institutional economics perspective in different sectors will be presented followed by a plenary discussion on the insights provided by institutional economics to the contemporary adaptation governance debate.

Organised by Alexander Bisaro, Global Climate Forum, Germany
Partners Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Germany
Chair Alexander Bisaro, Global Climate Forum, Germany
Rapporteur Matteo Roggero, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Presentations

Adapting institutions: exploring climate adaptation through integrative & segregative institutions
Matteo Roggero, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Institutional adaptations in Dutch and American flood governance: the expert-politics nexus
Emmy Bergsma, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Leveraging private finance for coastal adaptation
Alexander Bisaro, Global Climate Forum, Germany

Understanding barriers and drivers of coastal protection
Anke Wolff, Global Climate Forum, Germany

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE