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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1364; doi:10.3390/su9081364

Multilateral Governance for Climate Change Adaptation in S. Korea: The Mechanisms of Formulating Adaptation Policies

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Moon Soul Graduate School of Future Strategy, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Daejeon 34141, Korea
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Department of Public Administration, Dankook University, Yongin 31116, Korea
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The Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Received: 31 May 2017 / Revised: 9 July 2017 / Accepted: 28 July 2017 / Published: 3 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Governance for Sustainability)
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This paper explores the current trajectory of multilateral governance for climate change adaptation in S. Korea, which is characterised by vertical and horizontal adaptation governance. This article highlights that the characteristics of adaptation governance can be realised more effectively through grassroot activities at both metropolitan and local government levels. In particular, a thorough examination on the implemented adaptation measures (‘national climate change adaptation scheme’, ‘national climate change adaptation centre’, and the climate change ‘Ansim Village’ project) as well as the limitations at the national and local level were carried out. Ultimately, as a result, this paper suggests of the effective multilateral governance for climate change adaptation; enhancing the multilateral partnership between the national government and local governments, facilitating horizontal governance within the adaptation departments of local governments, managing adaptation horizontal governance by sectors according to the characteristics of climate change risk, and establishing sustainable adaptation governance for ‘Ansim’ Village. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change adaptation; multilateral governance; national climate change adaptation scheme; national climate change adaptation centre; climate change ‘Ansim’ Village project climate change adaptation; multilateral governance; national climate change adaptation scheme; national climate change adaptation centre; climate change ‘Ansim’ Village project
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Huh, T.; Park, Y.; Yang, J.Y. Multilateral Governance for Climate Change Adaptation in S. Korea: The Mechanisms of Formulating Adaptation Policies. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1364.

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