Though legislatures and agencies are considering how to prevent further climate change, some adverse effects from a warming climate are already inevitable. Adapting to these effects is essential, but regulators and scholars have largely neglected this need. This Article evaluates the capacity of natural resource governance to cope with the effects of climate change and provides a framework for Congress to help it do so. First, it uses case studies to illustrate valuable lessons about the challenges of creating effective natural resource management. Second, the Article is anchored in the specific implications of climate change, considering the value of interagency information sharing and adaptive governance in addressing climate effects. Third, it engages the growing theoretical literature on adaptive management and federalism. Finally, it provides insight on how agencies can manage uncertainty that has far-reaching implications for other areas of administrative regulation.
Alejandro E. Camacho,
Adapting Governance to Climate Change: Managing Uncertainty Through a Learning Infrastructure,
Emory L. J.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.emory.edu/elj/vol59/iss1/1