Institutional Vulnerability

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  • Institutional Climate Vulnerability
  • How institutional capacity affects vulnerability to climate change
  • How to identify and address weaknesses in institutional capacity in order to reduce vulnerability.
  • Adaptation to climate change is local, it is critically important to understand better the role of local institutions in shaping adaptation and improving capacities of the most vulnerable social groups.
  • Human resources – Capacity and competence
  • Economic resources – Amount of money available
  • Relational resources – Networks Climate Adaptation
  • The size of the relevant administrative capacity
  • The presence of adequate practices and procedures
  • The scope and quality of local risk assessments
  • It is crucial not to underestimate the importance of institutional climate vulnerability.
  • Local institutions play a pivotal role in shaping adaptation and improving local capacity is very significant.
  • Increasing institutional capacity could be a necessary preparation before adaptation measures can be implemented.
  • It is necessary to evaluate regularly and systematically whether the identified capacities are actually the right ones to leverage the changes necessary to deal with climate change.

 

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