Climate Change Management

Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter, Keenan, Jesse (Eds.)

  • Covers climate issues in North America
  • Congregates inputs from academics and practitioners
  • Integrates policy-making, examples from projects and good practice
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About this book

This edited book responds to the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects North America and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help countries and communities to develop a more robust adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and environmental complexities posed by climate change. The book attempts to synthesize various branches of resilience and adaptation scholarship into a cohesive text that highlights field research and best practices that are shaping policy and practice in a wide geography from the coastal conditions of the Caribbean to the thawing landscape of the Arctic Circle.

About the authors

Professor 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 Manchester Metropolitan University. He has in excess of 250 publications to his credit, among which ground-breaking books such as "Handbook of Climate Change Management" and others. He teaches on information, education, communication on climate change at various European universities. He has over 20 years of research experience and has a particular interest on the connections between climate and human behavior.
Professor Jesse M. Keenan (A.B., M.Sc., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., A.M., ASCE) is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he teaches courses and conducts research in resilience and adaptation science. Keenan has served as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Community Resilience Panel for Building and Infrastructure Systems under two White House administrations and as Editor of the Built Environment at climate.gov. Keenan has conducted climate adaptation research with various cities around the globe including Amsterdam, Boston, Miami, New York City (NYC), Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm and Tokyo. Keenan's many publications include, "Blue Dunes: Climate Change By Design."

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Climate Change Adaptation in North America: A Short Review of Priorities

    Leal Filho, Walter

    Pages 1-5

  • Community Deliberation to Build Local Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation: The Rural Climate Dialogues Program

    Myers, C. Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • A Participatory Process to Design Climate Change Adaptation Measures for the Carmen-Pajonal-Machona Lagoon System in Mexico

    Giannini, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Experimentalist Regional Governance for Climate Change Adaptation: A Canadian Case Study

    Klenk, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • The Participative Action Research Approach to Climate Change Adaptation in Atlantic Canadian Coastal Communities

    Chouinard, Omer (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53742-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53741-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change Adaptation in North America
Book Subtitle
Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Jesse Keenan
Series Title
Climate Change Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53742-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53742-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53741-2
Series ISSN
1610-2010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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