Unpacking Governance: Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change of River Basins in Brazil

Short Description

Adaptive capacity and resilience depend heavily on governance mechanisms and institutions, and this paper explores the relationship among these components in relation to water governance in Brazil. A river basin index characterizes 18 different river basins and applies a vailidity test to the governance indicators for each basin. From there, the relationship between governance indicators and adaptive capacity is analyzed individually and in clusters to determine the tensions and trade-offs between variables and what these results suggest for decision making.

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Suggested Citation

Nathan L. Engle, Maria Carmen Lemos, Unpacking governance: Building adaptive capacity to climate change of river basins in Brazil, Global Environmental Change, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2010, Pages 4-13, ISSN 0959-3780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.07.001.