Adapting to an Uncertain Climate

Lessons From Practice

Editors: Capela Lourenço, T., Rovisco, A., Groot, A., Nilsson, C., Füssel, H.-M., Van Bree, L., Street, R.B. (Eds.)

  • Benefits policy developers and advisors, practitioners, researchers and others interested in dealing with uncertainty in climate adaptation decision-making
  • Offers case studies from different geographical regions and a wide variety of real-life adaptation situations
  • Presents a new support framework for climate change adaptation decisions under uncertainty
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About this book

Climate change highlights the challenges for long-term policy making in the face of persistent and irreducible levels of uncertainties. It calls for the development of flexible approaches, innovative governance and other elements that contribute to effective and adaptive decision-making. Exploring these new approaches is also a challenge for those involved in climate research and development of adaptation policy.

The book provides a dozen real-life examples of adaptation decision making in the form of case studies:

·         Water supply management in Portugal, England and Wales and Hungary

·         Flooding, including flood risk in Ireland, coastal flooding and erosion in Southwest France, and flood management in Australia’s Hutt River region

·         Transport and utilities, including the Austrian Federal railway system, public transit in Dresden, and Québec hydro-electric power

·         Report examining communication of large numbers of climate scenarios in Dutch climate adaptation workshops.

Reviews

This book successfully reframes uncertainty as a normal part of decision-making. It provides policy developers and advisors, researchers, and practitioners with a valuable framework within which uncertainty can be recognized, communicated, and incorporated into adaptation planning. … Overall, Adapting to an Uncertain Climate will be a useful resource for anyone involved in the emerging field of adaptation … .” (R. M. B. Harris, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 91 (1), March, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Use of Uncertainties to Inform Adaptation Decisions

    Street, Roger B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Background on Uncertainty Assessment Supporting Climate Adaptation Decision-Making

    Bree, Leendert (et al.)

    Pages 17-40

  • How Is Uncertainty Addressed in the Knowledge Base for National Adaptation Planning?

    Füssel, Hans-Martin (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Showcasing Practitioners’ Experiences

    Groot, Annemarie (et al.)

    Pages 67-137

  • Making Adaptation Decisions Under Uncertainty: Lessons from Theory and Practice

    Lourenço, Tiago Capela (et al.)

    Pages 139-162

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eBook $54.99
$89.00 (listprice)
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04876-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
$139.99 (listprice)
price for USA
valid through February 28, 2018
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
$119.99 (listprice)
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35325-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adapting to an Uncertain Climate
Book Subtitle
Lessons From Practice
Editors
  • Tiago Capela Lourenço
  • Ana Rovisco
  • Annemarie Groot
  • Carin Nilsson
  • Hans-Martin Füssel
  • Leendert Van Bree
  • Roger B Street
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04876-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04876-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04875-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35325-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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