Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy

Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy


Edited by Tim Bonyhady, Edited by Andrew Macintosh, Edited by Jan McDonald

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  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 18mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Annandale, NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1862877963
  • ISBN 13: 9781862877962
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,283,300

Product description

While climate policy has focused overwhelmingly on the science and on reducing emissions, policy makers are increasingly focused on how to adapt to changes are already "locked in", changes that will bring significant social economic and environmental impacts. Adaptation will require technological innovation as well as behavioural and attitudinal change. This book covers the legal dimensions of adaptation and addresses challenges across sector interests. It considers whether existing regulatory and governance frameworks are supportive, adaptable or barriers to necessary change. The authors cover the key issues: sea level rise, planning; water security; climate justice; conservation regimes; the role of the courts; insurance; compensation; and the law of disasters.

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Table of contents

Mapping the legal landscape of climate change adaptation Jan McDonald A theoretical framework for adaptation policy Andrew Macintosh From blueprint to footprint: Climate change and the challenge for planning Anne Leitch, Ben Harman and Marcus B Lane Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level Rise Tim Bonyhady How adaptable are our conservation regimes? Jeff Smith Adaptation measures for water security in a changing climate: Policy, planning and law Poh-Ling Tan The role of courts in relation to adaptation to climate change Brian J Preston Adaptation and climate justice Daniel A Farber An insurer's approach to management of climate risks Sonia Powell Paying the price of adaptation: Compensation for climate change impacts Jan McDonald The law of disasters Tim BonyhadyIndex