Climate Change Risks And Adaptation Linking Policy And Economics

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264234616
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Climate Change Risks And Adaptation Linking Policy And Economics from the Author: OECD. Building on the experience of OECD countries, this report sets out how the latest economic evidence and tools can enable better policy making for adaptation.

Climate Change Justice And Sustainability

Author: Ottmar Edenhofer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400745400
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Climate Change Justice And Sustainability from the Author: Ottmar Edenhofer. Analysing and synthesising vast data sets from a multitude of disciplines including climate science, economics, hydrology and agricultural research, this volume seeks new methods of combining climate change mitigation, adaptation, development, and poverty reduction in ways that are effective, efficient and equitable. A guiding principle of the project is that new alliances of state and non-state sector partners are urgently required to establish cooperative responses to the threats posed by climate change. This volume offers a vital policy framework for linking our response to this change with progressive principles of global justice and sustainable development.

Economic Aspects Of Adaptation To Climate Change Costs Benefits And Policy Instruments

Author: Agrawala Shardul
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264046216
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Economic Aspects Of Adaptation To Climate Change Costs Benefits And Policy Instruments from the Author: Agrawala Shardul. This report provides a critical assessment of adaptation costs and benefits in key climate sensitive sectors, as well as at national and global levels.

Adaptation To Climate Change

Author: Mark Pelling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134022018
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Adaptation To Climate Change from the Author: Mark Pelling. 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.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Author: Shardul Agrawala
Publisher: OECD
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters from the Author: Shardul Agrawala. Climate change poses a serious challenge to social and economic development. How development occurs also has implications for climate change itself and the vulnerability of societies to its impacts. Therefore, we clearly need to place climate change and its impacts into the mainstream of our economic policies, development projects, and international aid efforts. Bridging the gap between the climate change and development communities, however, requires more than a simple dialogue. This is because they have different priorities, often operate on different time and space scales, and do not necessarily speak the same language. Rather, specific information is needed on assessing the significance of climate change for development activities, along with operational guidance on how best to take it into account within the context of other pressing social priorities. This volume is the product of a collaborative effort between the OECD Environment and Development Co-operation directorates on mainstreaming responses to climate change in development planning and assistance. It synthesizes insights from six country case studies that reviewed climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, analysed relevant national plans and aid investments in terms of their exposure and attention to climate risks, and examined in-depth key systems where climate change is closely interwined with development and natural resource management. These include: the Nepal Himalayas, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Nile in Egypt, the Bangladesh Sundarbans, coastal mangroves in Fiji, and agriculture and forestry sectors in Uruguay. Overall the volume suggests a rich agenda for research and policy action which should be of considerable interest to donor agencies, sectoral planners and development practioners, as well as climate change experts and policymakers.

Handbook Of Climate Change Adaptation

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642386695
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Handbook Of Climate Change Adaptation from the Author: Walter Leal Filho. The Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation addresses the scientific, social, political and cultural aspects of climate change in an integrated and coherent way. The multi-volume reference focuses on one of the key aspects of climate change: adaptation and how to handle its impacts on physical, biotic and human systems, analyzing the social and normative scientific concerns and presenting the tools, approaches and methods aimed at management of climate change impacts. The high-quality, interdisciplinary contributions provides state-of-the-art descriptions of the topics at hand with the collective aim of offering, for a broad readership, an authoritative, balanced and accessible presentation of the best current understanding of the nature and challenges posed by climate change. It serves not only as a valuable information source but also as a tool to support teaching and research and as help for professionals to assist in decision-making.

Climate Change Adaptation And Development

Author: Tor HĂĄkon Inderberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317685067
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Climate Change Adaptation And Development from the Author: Tor HĂĄkon Inderberg. Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of development policies and practices. This book presents case studies showing that climate change is as much a problem of development as for development, with many of the risks closely linked to past, present and future development pathways. Development policies and practices can play a key role in addressing climate change, but it is critical to question to what extent such actions and interventions reproduce, rather than address, the social and political structures and development pathways driving vulnerability. The chapters emphasise that adaptation is about much more than a set of projects or interventions to reduce specific impacts of climate change; it is about living with change while also transforming the processes that contribute to vulnerability in the first place. This book will help students in the field of climate change and development to make sense of adaptation as a social process, and it will provide practitioners, policymakers and researchers working at the interface between climate change and development with useful insights for approaching adaptation as part of a larger transformation to sustainability.

The Demography Of Adaptation To Climate Change

Author: George Martine
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9780897140010
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The Demography Of Adaptation To Climate Change from the Author: George Martine. A flurry of extreme weather events, together with projections that grow more somber with every new scientific advance, have dramatically highlighted the need to respond more effectively to climate change. Reacting to events after they occur is no longer sufficient; we increasingly need to anticipate and reduce the suffering and the enormously damaging impacts coming events will cause. This book addresses a major gap in adaptation efforts to date by pointing to the vital role that an understanding of population dynamics and an extensive use of demographic data have in developing pre-emptive and effective adaptation policies and practices. It provides key concepts linking demography and adaptation, data foundations and techniques for analyzing climate vulnerability, as well as case studies where these concepts and analyses illuminate who is vulnerable and how to help build their resilience.

Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction

Author: Juha Ilari Uitto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 443155078X
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Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction from the Author: Juha Ilari Uitto. This book focuses on exploring the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development at the global, regional, and national levels. Disasters and development are closely related, yet the disciplinary silos prevail and there is little communication and cooperation between the disaster management, environment, and development communities. One catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, tsunami, or cyclone, can destroy infrastructure, people’s lives and livelihoods, and set back development. Similarly, slow onset disasters—often associated with global climate change—pose threats to development, livelihoods, food security, and long-term sustainable development. This book is uniquely aimed at bridging the gaps between the environmental, development, and disaster management communities. It traces the evolution of concepts and practice and highlights the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development in key sectors, including food security, health, and water. The book includes case studies from the field highlighting the complex issues that challenge sustainable development and disaster risk management in practice. It draws policy conclusions for the global community based on state-of-the art knowledge from research and practice. The primary target groups for the book are researchers, including graduate students, in the fields of environment and sustainable development, geography, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The second target group comprises practitioners and policymakers working in national and international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.

Climate Change Adaptation In North America

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319537423
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Climate Change Adaptation In North America from the Author: Walter Leal Filho. This edited book responds to the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects North America and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help countries and communities to develop a more robust adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and environmental complexities posed by climate change. The book attempts to synthesize various branches of resilience and adaptation scholarship into a cohesive text that highlights field research and best practices that are shaping policy and practice in a wide geography from the coastal conditions of the Caribbean to the thawing landscape of the Arctic Circle.