Climate Change Management

International Perspectives on Climate Change

Latin America and Beyond

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Alves, F., Caeiro, S., Azeiteiro, U.M. (Eds.)

  • Describes research, projects and experiences on climate change from Latin American countries
  • Documents real case studies illustrating how climate change is perceived and seen in the region
  • Benchmarks Latin American perspectives with works in other parts of the world
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
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About this book

This collected volume deals with emerging issues related to climate variation, climate change and adaptation technologies, with a special focus on Latin American countries. Presenting a variety of adaptation strategies and projects currently being undertaken and implemented, the book showcases how Latin American nations are struggling to meet the challenges of climate change. Latin America as a whole and Central America in particular is one of the most vulnerable regions of the world and is severely affected by recurrent extreme climate-related events. This volume documents and analyzes the main challenges and lessons learned, serving to disseminate knowledge beyond the region and enhance international research and policy cooperation.

About the authors

Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at London Metropolitan University Business School.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Regional Vulnerability of Agro-Environmental Processes Facing Climate Change. Latin American Adaptation Agendas

    Torres-Lima, Pablo (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Risk Analysis in Transboundary Water of the Rivers Pilcomayo and Paraguay

    Báez, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 19-29

  • Analysis of Temporal Variability of Droughts in Southern Paraguay and Northern Argentina (1961–2011)

    Portela, Maria Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Sedimentation and Life Expectancy of Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala: Increased Vulnerability Under Future Climate Change

    Michels, Astrid (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Towards Valuing Climate Change Impacts on the Ecosystem Services of a Uruguayan Coastal Lagoon

    Fanning, Andrew L.

    Pages 61-77

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04489-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04488-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35572-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Perspectives on Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Latin America and Beyond
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Fátima Alves
  • Sandra Caeiro
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
Series Title
Climate Change Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04489-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04489-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04488-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35572-6
Series ISSN
1610-2010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
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