Governance in a changing climate: An ecosystem perspective

Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Climate change poses serious challenges to existing ecosystem governance systems due to the emerging issues that it presents. The chapter discusses two main characteristics of ecosystem governance (i.e., adaptive and collaborative) in the context of a changing climate. It examines the issues to be addressed in the review of governance systems such as ecosystem degradation, adaptation to climate change, and institutionalizationof governance structures. It reiterates the importance of considering the consequences of climate change to the ecosystem, economy, and human well-being toward better ecosystem governance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270


  • Adaptive governance
  • Collaborative governance
  • Ecosystem governance
  • Institutionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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