Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions
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Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions : Findings from Transdisciplinary Research

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The sociocultural and environmental dimensions of adapting to climate change in coastal regions and beyond take centre stage in this edited volume. Scientists from an interdisciplinary background address questions of how to cope with the challenge of climate change in different contexts. The book highlights aspects of coastal adaptation, response strategies, and factors for success at regional and local levels.A changing climate not only affects the natural world. Social aspects both are affected by and cause climate change, so need to be considered in adapting to it. Being key factors in creating and solving the challenges of climate change, end users, decision makers and local residents need to be encouraged to take action and adapt.show more

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About Grit Martinez

Grit Martinez is an environmental historian and a senior fellow at the Ecologic Institute, Berlin. She works across the boundaries of scientific disciplines in a sociocultural and ecological context in coastal and maritime regions and has coordinated the KLIMZUG project Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST). Peter Frohle is head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). His research focuses on the planning, design and operation of hydraulic engineering and coastal engineering structures and measures, with particular focus on the impact of climate change on these systems. Hans-Joachim Meier is head of the State Authority for Agriculture and the Environment of Central Mecklenburg (StALU MM). The Authority enforces national and regional regulations as well as EU regulations in the field of agriculture and environment.show more