Nordregio’s Lisa Van Well and Stefanie Lange Scherbenske ponder the question: What types of institutional principles would help to establish such a macroregional strategy? in a peer-reviewed article published in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.
Inspired by a new institutionalism approach, they trace some of the important elements of regulatory and normative institutional functions. They then discuss how top down and bottom-up government and governance can contribute to a macroregional climate change adaptation strategy, and profile the local, national, and transnational development efforts that are already underway to facilitate coordination and learning about climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region. Finally, they look at the specific role that a macroregional climate change adaptation strategy has in helping to manage institutional complexity inherent in a multilevel governance context.