Climate Change Adaptation in a Multi-level Governance Context: A Perspective from Subnational Governments

Climate action is undertaken by multiple actors across multiple levels of governance and for this reason, climate governance has been established as a multi-level governance (MLG) process. But to what extent is MLG delivering climate-resilient outputs? What are the challenges that MLG brings, and how can subnational governments deal with and further address these challenges?

This report examines the MLG of climate adaptation action, focusing on the policies and processes that subnational governments are undertaking. It outlines the main findings of a survey with 33 subnational governments, one local and one national government, carried out by Regions4 and RegionsAdapt.