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Performing and orchestrating governance learning for systemic transformation in practice for climate change adaptation

van Bommel, Séverine; Blackmore, Chris; Foster, Natalie and de Vries, Jasper (2016). Performing and orchestrating governance learning for systemic transformation in practice for climate change adaptation. Outlook on Agriculture, 45(4) pp. 231–237.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0030727016675692
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Abstract

Barriers to climate change adaptation might not lie so much in ‘gaps’ in scientific or technical understandings but rather in the complexities of social, institutional and cultural transitions in climate change governance. Effective responses to complex environmental issues seem to require ‘co-learning for systemic governance transformations’. However, this process remains poorly understood. This article analyses the performance and orchestration of governance learning for systemic transformation in practice, drawing on examples from the international climate change adaptation and water governance (CADWAGO) project. We show that in these examples the interplay of ‘separating’ and ‘connecting’ is central to transforming governance in the European water management landscape. The article concludes that an orientation to boundary work and co-production of knowledge contributes to scientific narratives that can inspire meaningful connective action and move complex socioecological systems into a more sustainable trajectory

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 2043-6866
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
CADWAGO: XS/12/052/RI (Increased Resources)Not SetVolkswagen Stitung
Keywords: social learning; climate change adaptation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 47967
Depositing User: Chris Blackmore
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 10:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47967
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