Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance
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Loss and Damage from Climate Change

Concepts, Methods and Policy Options

Editors: Mechler, R., Bouwer, L.M., Schinko, Th., Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (Eds.)

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  • First comprehensive stocktaking exercise highlighting the state of the art of research, political debate and policy options on Loss and Damage and the debate on risks "beyond adaptation"
  • Articulates principles and definitions of Loss and Damage, and highlights ethical and normative issues central to the discourse
  •  Identifies practical and evidence-based policy and implementation options for its operationalization
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About this book

This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. Written by leading researchers and practitioners, it identifies practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the discourse and climate negotiations.
With climate-related risks on the rise and impacts being felt around the globe has come the recognition that climate mitigation and adaptation may not be enough to manage the effects from anthropogenic climate change. This recognition led to the creation of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage in 2013, a climate policy mechanism dedicated to dealing with climate-related effects in highly vulnerable countries that face severe constraints and limits to adaptation.  Endorsed in 2015 by the Paris Agreement and effectively considered a third pillar of international climate policy, debate and research on Loss and Damage continues to gain enormous traction. Yet, concepts, methods and tools as well as directions for policy and implementation have remained contested and vague.
Suitable for researchers, policy-advisors, practitioners and the interested public, the book furthermore:
•         discusses the political, legal, economic and institutional dimensions of the issue•         highlights normative questions central to the discourse
•         provides a focus on climate risks and climate risk management.
•         presents salient case studies from around the world.

Reviews

“Though highly specialized, the text is well written and stands as the best compendium yet written on the topic. … Recommended. Graduate students through faculty and professionals.” (R. E. O'Connor, Choice, Vol. 57 (2), October, 2019)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Science for Loss and Damage. Findings and Propositions

    Pages 3-37

    Mechler, Reinhard (et al.)

  • The Ethical Challenges in the Context of Climate Loss and Damage

    Pages 39-62

    Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo (et al.)

  • Observed and Projected Impacts from Extreme Weather Events: Implications for Loss and Damage

    Pages 63-82

    Bouwer, Laurens M.

  • The Risk and Policy Space for Loss and Damage: Integrating Notions of Distributive and Compensatory Justice with Comprehensive Climate Risk Management

    Pages 83-110

    Schinko, Thomas (et al.)

  • Attribution: How Is It Relevant for Loss and Damage Policy and Practice?

    Pages 113-154

    James, Rachel A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Loss and Damage from Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Methods and Policy Options
Editors
  • Reinhard Mechler
  • Laurens M. Bouwer
  • Thomas Schinko
  • Swenja Surminski
  • JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer
Series Title
Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72026-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72025-8
Series ISSN
2510-1390
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 557
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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