climate change adaptation Books

  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation

    This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new 'waterscape'. It examines the range and complexity of possible changes  in the water cycle and the challenges of making practical, on-site adaptation decisions for water. It offers policymakers a risk-based ...

  • Adaptive Governance and Climate Change

    As greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures at the poles continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance — an approach ...

  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

    To assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet this obligation, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing technical and financial support for the development of climate change studies in 55 countries. This document presents preliminary results from the vulnerability and adaptation assessment research of ...

  • Change: Adaptation of water management to climate change

    Climate change is here and will be with us for the long term. The challenge facing water professionals is how to make decisions in the face of this new uncertainty. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick fixes towards a more adaptive style that is inclusive and innovative. Only by thinking, working and ...

  • Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

    Changes in climate and climate variability have an effect on people's behaviour around the world, and public institutions have an important part to play in influencing our ability to respond to and plan for climate risk. We may be able to reduce climate risk by seeking to mitigate the threat on the one hand, and by adapting to a changed ...

  • Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation

    Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation focuses on the U.S. climate change adaptation industry and prospects for global growth. The U.S. climate change adaptation industry is just emerging, led by consulting & engineering firms doing assessment and planning work. CCBJ estimates that adaptation will grow to a billion-dollar industry in the ...

  • Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change

    In recent decades there has been a growing awareness of how intricate the interactions are between human beings and the environment. Fortunately, progress has been made in understanding this relationship, and new technologies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. However belatedly, there has been an acknowledgment of the ...

  • Adaptation to Climate Change: A Spatial Challenge

    As it becomes clear that climate change is not easily within the boundaries of the 1990’s, society needs to be prepared and needs to anticipate future changes due to the uncertain changes in climate. So far, extensive research has been carried out on several issues including the coastal defence or shifting ecozones. However, the role spatial ...

  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh

    This book is based on a substantial study carried out by a team of experts in different fields from Bangladesh, following a common (IPCC) guideline and with technical support from the US Country Studies Team. The study has for the first time developed scenarios for the impacts of climate change on agriculture and water sectors, focusing on ...

  • Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

    Biometeorology has long been concerned with describing and understanding the impacts of weather and climate on humans and their activities and the natural (biosphere) system. Applied biometeorologists have focused on how best to prepare for and cope with weather and climate abnormalities. However, they have tended to pursue their research in ...

  • Change : adaptation of water resources management to climate change

    Climate change is here and will be with us for the long term. The challenge facing water professionals is how to make decisions in the face of this new uncertainty. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick fixes towards a more adaptive style that is inclusive and innovative. Only by thinking, working and ...

  • Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

    The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. ...

  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific

    The Regional Workshop on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific was attended by more than 100 technical and policy experts from 20 countries and territories. The topical areas were agriculture, forests, coastal resources, and water resources, and selected papers on these topics appear in this book. In addition, ...

  • Coping with a changing climate: considerations for adaption and mitigation in agriculture

    Environment and Natural Resources Management Series 15Over a billion people around the world are undernourished today because they lack easy, consistent and reliable access to affordable source of food. Changing climatic conditions and unsustainable bioenergy development are projected to affect food security through their impact on food systems at ...

  • Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change: A critique of the UNFCCC estimates

    This book takes another look at the costs of adapting to climate change. The estimates for 2030 used by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are likely to be substantial under-estimates. Professor Martin Parry and his co-authors look at the estimates from a range of perspectives, and conclude that:• the current cost assessments do not ...

  • Justice in Funding Adaptation under the International Climate Change Regime

    Covering the ethical dimensions of international-level adaptation funding, a subject of growing interest in the climate change debate, this book provides a theoretical analysis of the ethical foundations of the UNFCCC regime on adaptation funding, one that culminates in the definition of a framework of justice. The text features an interpretative ...

  • Browsing on fences. Pastoral land rights, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change

    This paper developed from an articulated process to address the rights to land of pastoral groups, within a holistic perspective and accounting for changes brought about by climate change. It brings together the inputs made by over 120 participants in a web-based forum organised in 2006 and managed by the International Land Coalition on pastoral ...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Frameworks, Tools and Practices

    With its close connections to the environment and climate itself, tourism is considered to be a vulnerable and highly climate-sensitive economic sector, similar to agriculture, insurance, energy and transportation. At the same time, tourism is a contributor to Greenhouse Gas (GHG emissions, including emissions from transport, accomodation and ...

  • Community-based adaptation to climate change (Participatory Learning and Action 60)

     This special issue focuses on recent approaches to climate change adaptation which are community-based and participatory. It highlights innovative participatory methods to help communities analyse the causes and effects of climate change, integrate scientific and community knowledge, and plan appropriate adaptation measures. Although CBA is a ...

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