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Climate Change Management

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter, Nalau, Johanna (Eds.)

  • Describes research, projects and experiences regarding the limits of climate change adaptation from many countries
  • Documents real-world case studies illustrating how adaptation limits have been reached or may be reached in the near future
  • Presents innovative multi-disciplinary research on climate change adaptation from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe
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About this book

This book sheds new light on the limits of adaptation to anthropogenic climate change. The respective chapters demonstrate the variety of and interconnections between factors that together constitute the constraints on adaptation. The book pays special attention to evidence that illustrates how and where such limits have become apparent or are in the process of establishing themselves, and which indicates future trends and contexts that might prove helpful in understanding adaptation limits. In particular, the book provides an overview of the most important challenges and opportunities regarding adaptation limits at different temporal, jurisdictional, and spatial scales, while also highlighting case studies, projects and best practices that show how they may be addressed. The book presents innovative multi-disciplinary research and gathers evidence from various countries, sectors and regions, the goal being to advance our understanding of the limits to adaptation and ways to overcome or modify them.

About the authors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (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.
Dr. Johanna Nalau is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP) and Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) at Griffith University specializing in climate change adaptation policy- and decision-making processes. Johanna is a social scientist whose research focuses on understanding how policy- and decision-makers deal with some of the central assumptions related to climate change adaptation, and the array of factors and processes that drive and constrain climate change adaptation, including constraints emerging from adaptation science and theory. Other current research includes ecosystem-based adaptation, sustainable tourism, traditional knowledge, and disaster risk management, with a recent focus in the Pacific region. She previously coordinated and led the first climate adaptation project in Zanzibar, Tanzania before joining Griffith in 2009, and has conducted research in Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, and Kiribati.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Local Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Domboshawa: Opportunities and Limitations

    Vincent Itai Tanyanyiwa, Rejoice Madobi

    Pages

  • Climate Change Adaptation Limits in Small Island Developing States

    Stacy-ann Robinson

    Pages

  • Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Suitability of Banana Crop Production to Future Climate Change Over Uganda

    Geoffrey Sabiiti, et al.

    Pages

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64599-5
  • 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 978-3-319-64598-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Limits to Climate Change Adaptation
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Johanna Nalau
Series Title
Climate Change Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64599-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64599-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64598-8
Series ISSN
1610-2010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 410
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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