Climate Adaptation Futures

Climate Adaptation Futures

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Edited by Jean P. Palutikof, Edited by Sarah L. Boulter, Edited by Andrew J. Ash, Edited by Mark Stafford Smith, Edited by Martin Parry, Edited by Marie Waschka, Edited by Daniela Guitart

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 386 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 249mm x 25mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 0470674962
  • ISBN 13: 9780470674963
  • Sales rank: 1,627,057

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Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge -the glamour of international debate is around global mitigationagreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carriedout in community halls and local government offices, are oftenoverlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductionsin greenhouse gas emissions, the world is realising that effectiveadaptation will be essential across all sectors to deal with theunavoidable impacts of climate change. The need to understand howto adapt effectively, and to develop appropriate adaptation optionsand actions, is becoming increasingly urgent. This book reports the current state of knowledge on climatechange adaptation, and seeks to expose and debate key issues inadaptation research and practice. It is framed around a number ofcritical areas of adaptation theory and practice, including: * Advances in adaptation thinking, * Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation, * Engaging and communicating with practitioners, * Key challenges in adaptation and development, * Management of natural systems and agriculture under climatechange, * Ensuring water security under a changing climate, * Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, and * The nexus between extremes, disaster management andadaptation. It includes contributions from many of the leading thinkers andpractitioners in adaptation today. The book is based on keycontributions from the First International Conference on ClimateChange Adaptation Climate Adaptation Futures , held onthe Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2010. That three-day meeting ofover 1000 researchers and practitioners in adaptation from 50countries was the first of its kind. Readership: The book is essential reading for a widerange of individuals involved in climate change adaptation,including: * Researchers, * Communication specialists, * Decision-makers and policy makers (e.g. government staff, localcouncil staff), * On-ground adaptation practitioners (e. g. aid agencies,government workers, NGOs), * Postgraduate and graduate students, and * Consultants.

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Jean Palutikof is the Director of the National ClimateChange Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) where she has built anational program of adaptation research, communication andpartnerships. Prior to joining NCCARF she managed the production ofthe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) FourthAssessment Report for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation andVulnerability). Her research interests focus on climate changeimpacts, and the application of climatic data to economic andplanning issues. Mark Stafford Smith is Science Director of CSIRO sClimate Adaptation National Research Flagship, where he overseesthe science in a highly interdisciplinary program of research onmany aspects of adapting to climate change. His disciplinarybackground is in drylands systems ecology, management andpolicy. Andrew Ash is the director of CSIRO s ClimateAdaptation National Research Flagship, overseeing a nationwideportfolio of research projects, partnerships and collaborations. Heworks closely with government agencies, businesses and communitieson the need to adapt to unavoidable climate change. Sarah Boulter is a Research Fellow with NCCARF where sheworks on synthesis and communication of adaptation research. Herresearch background includes studies of biodiversity andreproductive ecology of forested systems and the impacts of climatechange. Daniela Guitart is a Research Assistant with NCCARF. She hasconducted research on climate change adaptation measures forterrestrial biodiversity, and on community gardens including theircontribution to food security and agro-biodiversityconservation. Martin Parry is a visiting Professor at The Centre forEnvironmental Policy and visiting Research Fellow at The GranthamInstitute, Imperial College London. Previously he was Co-Chair ofWorking Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), of theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has heldseveral Professorial positions at University of East Anglia,University College London, the University of Oxford and theUniversity of Birmingham. Marie Waschka is the former Knowledge Communication Managerwith NCCARF and in this role established a range of mechanisms topromote and enable the exchange of information to support climatechange adaptation. This included the establishment of eightAustralian Adaptation Research Networks, and organisation of theClimate Adaptation Futures Conference.

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Adaptation research and its application is a matter and a book for scientists, students, policy makers at all levels, communities, and people from a wide array of societal sectors (agriculture, tourism, industry, banks, insurance companies, to list only a few examples). Moreover, it appeals to adaptation practitioners of NGOs, aid agencies, and the environmental consultancy sector. (Latin American J. Management for Sustainable Development, 1 October 2014) No doubt, the book succeeds in providing an excellent overview of the most relevant core issues on adaptation... Moreover, it appeals to adaptation practitioners of NGOs, aid agencies, and the environmental consultancy sector. (Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 1 November 2014) In sum, the book admirably exposes and debates key issues in climate change adaptation, delivers an overview from the leading edge of adaptation science and is a valuable addition to a diverse and expanding literature. (New Zealand Geographer, 1 April 2014)

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Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge - the glamour of international debate is around global mitigation agreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carried out in community halls and local government offices, are often overlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world is realising that effective adaptation will be essential across all sectors to deal with the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The need to understand how to adapt effectively, and to develop appropriate adaptation options and actions, is becoming increasingly urgent. This book reports the current state of knowledge on climate change adaptation, and seeks to expose and debate key issues in adaptation research and practice. It is framed around a number of critical areas of adaptation theory and practice, including: Advances in adaptation thinking, Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation, Engaging and communicating with practitioners, Key challenges in adaptation and development, Management of natural systems and agriculture under climate change, Ensuring water security under a changing climate, Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, and The nexus between extremes, disaster management and adaptation. It includes contributions from many of the leading thinkers and practitioners in adaptation today. The book is based on key contributions from the First International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 'Climate Adaptation Futures', held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2010. That three-day meeting of over 1000 researchers and practitioners in adaptation from 50 countries was the first of its kind. "Readership: " The book is essential reading for a wide range of individuals involved in climate change adaptation, including: Researchers, Communication specialists, Decision-makers and policy makers (e.g. government staff, local council staff), On-ground adaptation practitioners (e.g. aid agencies, government workers, NGOs), Postgraduate and graduate students, and Consultants.

Table of contents

List of Contributors, viii Preface, xii Section 1 Introduction, 1 1 The past, present and future of adaptation: setting thecontext and naming the challenges, 3 Jean Palutikof, Martin Parry, Mark Stafford Smith, Andrew J.Ash, Sarah L. Boulter and Marie Waschka 2 Uncertainty/limits to adaptation/adapting to +4 degreeC,31 Stephen H. Schneider Section 2 Advances in adaptation thinking, 47 3 Adaptation research: community, science or discipline?,49 Andrew J. Ash and Mark Stafford Smith 4 Food security under a changing climate: frontiers of scienceor adaptation frontiers?, 56 Mark Howden, Rohan A. Nelson and Steven Crimp 5 Emerging dimensions of fair process for adaptationdecision-making, 69 W. Neil Adger 6 Conversations on adaptation effectiveness, 75 Robert Kay, Andy Haines, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Will Steffen andBruce Thom 7 Minimising the risk of maladaptation: a framework foranalysis, 87 Jon Barnett and Saffron J. O Neill Section 3 Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation,95 8 How much adaptation: are existing policy and institutionsenough?, 97 Stephen Dovers 9 Bridging the science policy interface: informing climategovernance in the USA, 103 Diana M. Liverman 10 Wise adaptation to climate change: the view from Japan,111 Nobuo Mimura 11 Scenarios for picturing a future adapted to +4 degreeC,119 Mark Stafford Smith 12 Creating legislative frameworks for adaptation, 126 Jan McDonald 13 Natural hazards and insurance, 133 Sandra Schuster Section 4 Engaging with stakeholders, 141 14 Communication of information for adaptation, 143 Marie Waschka and Simon Torok Case Study 1 Designer guidance: climate change information forNew Zealand decision-makers, 149 Julie Knauf Case Study 2 Evidence based media: a communication approach foreffective climate adaptation, 155 Sabrina McCormick Case Study 3 Indigenous people and climate change adaptation:engagement through tailored communication, research and monitoring,158 Emma L. Woodward 15 Fostering community acceptance of managed retreat in NewZealand, 161 Anna Vandenbeld and Janet MacDonald 16 Community engagement to resolve climate adaptation conflicts:utilising consensus-building, joint fact-finding strategies andcognitive frames analysis, 167 Julian Prior 17 Shared learning on adapting to climate change in south-eastBritish Columbia, Canada, 177 Stewart Cohen, Michelle Laurie, Ingrid Liepa, Trevor Murdock,Cindy Pearce, Ellen Pond, Olaf Schroth and Jeff Zukiwsky 18 Cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation: Indigenousknowledge and future adaptive management in East Kimberley,Australia, 190 Sonia Leonard and Meg Parsons Section 5 Key challenges in adaptation and development,201 19 Adaptation, development and the community, 203 Jessica Ayers and Saleemul Huq 20 Climate change and sustainable development in Botswana:towards a framework for adaptation, 215 Opha Pauline Dube 21 The challenge of adaptation that meets the needs oflow-income urban dwellers, 227 David Dodman 22 Migration doesn t have to be a failure to adapt: anescape from environmental determinism, 235 Francois Gemenne 23 Climate change adaptation pathways: insights from casestudies in South Africa, Canada and the Pacific Islands, 242 Florence Crick, Johanna Wandel, Nic Maclellan and KatharineVincent Section 6 Natural systems and agricultural production,255 24 Ecosystem impacts and adaptation, 257 Alistair J. Hobday and Guy F. Midgley 25 Nature s technology: an ecosystem-based approach toadaptation, 267 Caroline Cowan Case Study 4 Adaptation strategies of coffee producers inCoatepec, Veracruz, Mexico to climate variability and change,275 Cecilia Conde, Alejandro Monterroso, Guillermo Rosales andMaria Perez Martin 26 Adaptation measures to climate change in the Mongolianlivestock sector, 279 Batimaa Punsalmaa, Bolormaa Buyndalai and BatnasanNyamsuren Section 7 Water security, 285 27 Addressing water security in China: screening for climateimpacts and adaptation responses, 287 Jun Xia, Thomas Tanner and Ian Holman 28 Drought proofing rural economies in semi-arid regions:lessons from north-east Brazil, 294 Antonio Rocha Magalhaes 29 Changing monsoon pattern and its impact on water resources inHimalaya: responses and adaptation, 301 Prakash Chandra Tiwari and Bhagwati Joshi Section 8 Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, 309 30 Adapting to climate change in cities, 311 Shagun Mehrotra, Joann Carmin, Adam Fenech, HartmutFunfgeld, Yadh Labane, Jun Li, Rob Roggema, Frank Thomalla andCynthia Rosenzweig 31 A Bayesian network approach to investigating climate changeand commodity price change impacts on human well-being: a casestudy of employment from Queensland, Australia, 322 Tim Lynam, Jenny Langridge, Art Langston and YiheyisMaru Case Study 5 Adaptation responses to agricultural change andincreasing salinisation in the Mekong Delta, Vi t Nam,332 Olivia Dun Case Study 6 Adaptation to climate change impacts on buildingsand infrastructure: electricity infrastructure, 338 Jenny Riesz and Joel Gilmore Case Study 7 Adaptation to climate change impacts on buildingsand infrastructure: building energy efficiency and mitigationeffectiveness, 346 Xiaoming Wang, Dong Chen and Zhengen Ren Section 9 Extremes, disaster management and adaptation,351 32 Extreme event risk and climate change adaptation: improvingthe knowledge base and building capacity, 353 Martine Woolf, John Schneider and Martyn Hazelwood 33 Linking disaster risk reduction and climate changeadaptation: a good practice project in Jakarta, Indonesia,362 Febi Dwirahmadi, Shannon Rutherford, Wayne Ulrich and CordiaChu Index, 371 Colour plates section between page 180 and 181