The Constitutional Economics Network Working Papers No. 05-2010
It has been well established that institutions are decisive for the capacity of society to adapt to climate change. But it is largely subject of debate, how in detail institutions in interaction with the available resources and the characteristics of the actors involved foster or impede the adaptive capacity in multi-level governance systems. Therefore, synthesizing the diverse findings of empirical case studies on this question in a methodologically coherent and integrative manner may provide theoretical foundations for answers on how to organize enhanced adaptive capacity to climate change within and across governance levels.