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Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Mark Pelling
  • Publsiher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 October 2010
  • ISBN : 1134022018
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 ratings
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The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.


Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Mark Pelling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 October 2010
GET THIS BOOKAdaptation to Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues


Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options
  • Author : James M. Vose,Kier D. Klepzig
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 05 December 2013
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options

Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern United States. The large spatial scale and complex interactions make traditional experimental approaches difficult. Yet, the current progression of climate change science offers new insights from recent syntheses, models, and experiments, providing enough information


Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management
  • Author : Dominic Stucker,Elena Lopez-Gunn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 August 2014
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The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. Taking a systems approach, this book analyzes evidence from 26 countries and identifies common barriers and bridges for local adaptation to climate change through water resources management. It



Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation

Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation
  • Author : Wei-Yin Chen,John Seiner,Toshio Suzuki,Maximilian Lackner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 February 2012
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There is a mounting consensus that human behavior is changing the global climate and its consequence could be catastrophic. Reducing the 24 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from stationary and mobile sources is a gigantic task involving both technological challenges and monumental financial and societal costs. The pursuit of sustainable energy resources, environment, and economy has become a complex issue of global scale that affects the daily life of every citizen of the world. The present mitigation activities range


Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa
  • Author : Cyndi Spindell Berck,Peter Berck,Salvatore Di Falco
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 March 2018
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A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area


Adapting Cities to Climate Change

Adapting Cities to Climate Change
  • Author : David Dodman,Jane Bicknell,David Satterthwaite
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 May 2012
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This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate change for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and propose innovative agendas for adaptation. The book should be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics who


Policies of Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries

Policies of Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries
  • Author : Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 01 July 2009
GET THIS BOOKPolicies of Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Economy - Environment economics, grade: 9, University of Marburg (Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries), course: Climate Change, Economic Challenges, and the Economics of Stabilization in Developing Countries - The "Stern Review" and beyond, language: English, abstract: Climate change is happening, even if it isnt induced by greenhouse gas emissions. This fact is by now relatively undoubted. One possible answer is to mitigate emissions which is already tried through the Kyoto protocol for


Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : Allen Thompson,Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 09 March 2012
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An analytically precise and theoretically probing exploration of the challenge to our values and virtues posed by climate change. Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, exploring the idea that the challenge of adapting to global climate change is fundamentally an ethical one, that it is not simply a matter of adapting our infrastructures and economies to mitigate damage but rather of


Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change

Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change
  • Author : Sven Rannow,Marco Neubert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 18 January 2014
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Beginning with an overview of data and concepts developed in the EU-project HABIT-CHANGE, this book addresses the need for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. There is an urgent need to build capacity in protected areas to monitor, assess, manage and report the effects of climate change and their interaction with other pressures. The contributors identify barriers to the adaptation of conservation management, such as the mismatch between planning reality and the decision


The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa
  • Author : Patrick Brandful Cobbinah,Michael Addaney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKThe Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

This book take a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective



Climatopolis

Climatopolis
  • Author : Matthew E. Kahn
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 07 September 2010
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"Climatopolis documents the thinking of a first-rate economist on one of the most pressing issues of our time" --Nature We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there's no stopping it. The question, according to environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Simane Belay,Jokasha Kalangu,Wuta Menas,Pantaleo Munishi,Kumbirai Musiyiwa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 March 2017
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change Adaptation in Africa

This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent. It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in February 2016, which brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.” The papers introduce a wide range of methodological approaches and practical case studies to show how climate change adaptation can be implemented in regions and countries across the continent. Responding to the need


America's Climate Choices

America's Climate Choices
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on America's Climate Choices
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 June 2011
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Climate change is occurring. It is very likely caused by the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities, and poses significant risks for a range of human and natural systems. And these emissions continue to increase, which will result in further change and greater risks. America's Climate Choices makes the case that the environmental, economic, and humanitarian risks posed by climate change indicate a pressing need for substantial action now to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare