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Climate Change Management

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of research and projects on climate change adaptation in coastal areas
  • Provides government and nongovernment bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts
  • Presents papers written by scholars, social movements, practitioners, and members of governmental agencies
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of research and projects regarding climate change adaptation in coastal areas, providing government and nongovernment bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts.According to the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), coastal zones are highly vulnerable to climate change, and climate-driven impacts may be further exacerbated by other human-induced pressures. 
Apart from sea-level rise, which poses a threat to both human well-being and property, extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges lead not only to significant damage to property and infrastructure, but also to salt water intrusion, groundwater salinisation, and intensified soil erosion, among many other problems. There are also numerous negative impacts on the natural environment and biodiversity, including damage to important wetlands and habitats that safeguard the overall ecological balance, and consequently the provision of ecosystem services and goods on which the livelihoods of millions of people depend. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how climate change affects coastal areas and communities, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that can help the countries and communities in coastal areas to adapt and become more resilient. 
It is against this background that this book has been produced. It includes papers written by scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, pursuing research and/or executing climate change projects in coastal areas and working with coastal communities. Focusing on “managing climate change in coastal regions”, it showcases valuable lessons learned from research and field projects and presents best practices to foster climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, which can be implemented elsewhere.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Climate Change Resilience of Coastal Communities in Yap

    Murukesan Krishnapillai

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  • “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

    Johannes Luetz, Peni Hausia Havea

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  • Local Knowledge Co-production, Emergent Climate Adaptation Publics and Regional Experimentalist Governance: An Institutional Design Case Study

    Nicole Lisa Klenk, et al.

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Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70703-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70702-0
  • 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 Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
Series Title
Climate Change Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70703-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70702-0
Series ISSN
1610-2010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 478
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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