Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

Editors: Susanne C. Moser and Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $145.00
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ISBN: 978-0-415-52499-5
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 20
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This is timely interdisciplinary text sheds light on key issues that arise in on-the-ground adaptation to climate change. It bridges the gap between science and practical application of successful adaptation strategies and will be of interest to both students, academics and practitioners.

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Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Notes on contributors
  • List of acronyms
  • Preface
  • 1 Climate change and adaptation success: the scope of the challenge - SUSANNE C. MOSER AND MAXWELL T. BOYKOFF
  • PART I Changing goals, trade-offs, and synergies
  • 2 Reducing the risk of maladaptation in response to sea-level rise and urban water scarcity - JON BARNETT, SAFFRON O'NEILL, STEVE WALLER, AND SARAH ROGERS
  • 3 Biodiversity conservation for a climate-altered future - BRUCE A. STEIN AND M. REBECCA SHAW
  • 4 Climate adaptation, moral reparation, and the baseline problem - BENJAMIN HALE, ADAM PÉROU HERMANS, AND ALEXANDER LEE
  • 5 REDD+ and social justice: adaptation by way of mitigation? - HEIKE SCHROEDER AND CHUKWUMERIJE OKEREKE
  • PART II Institutional arrangements, interplay, and alignment
  • 6 Institutions as key element to successful climate adaptation processes: results from the San Francisco Bay Area - JULIA A. EKSTROM AND SUSANNE C. MOSER
  • 7 Rapid transformation of the US electric power system: prospects and impediments - ROGER E. KASPERSON AND BONNIE RAM
  • 8 Towards a binding adaptation regime: three levers and two instruments - MIZAN R. KHAN AND J. TIMMONS ROBERTS
  • PART III Science-practice interactions, decision support, and supporting norms
  • 9 Waters, seas, and wine: science for successful climate adaptation - BENJAMIN L. PRESTON, LAUREN RICKARDS, SURAJE DESSAI, AND RYAN MEYER
  • 10 Promoting adaptation success in natural resource management through decision support: lessons from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions - LISA DILLING AND REBECCA ROMSDAHL
  • 11 Climate risk management: laying the groundwork for successful adaptation - ANTHONY PATT
  • 12 Building climate resilience: lessons of early warning in Africa - EMILY BOYD AND ROSALIND J. CORNFORTH
  • 13 Engaging science and managing scientific uncertainty in urban climate adaptation planning - JOANN CARMIN AND DAVID DODMAN
  • PART IV Effective communication and engagement
  • 14 Media coverage of discourse on adaptation: competing visions of “success” in the Indian context - MAXWELL T. BOYKOFF, ADITYA GHOSH, AND KANMANI VENKATESWARAN
  • 15 Risk communication and adaptation in settlements on the coast and in deltas of the Mekong Region - LOUIS LEBEL, BACH TAN SINH, NGO CONG CHINH, SAKARADHORN BOONTAVEEYUWAT, AND HAM KIMKONG
  • 16 Climate change visioning: effective processes for advancing the policy and practice of local adaptation - SARAH L. M. BURCH, STEPHEN R. J. SHEPPARD, ELLEN POND, AND OLAF SCHROTH
  • PART V Motivations, identities, reflexivity, and personal change
  • 17 Navigating the political and emotional terrain of adaptation: community engagement when climate change comes home - SUSANNE C. MOSER
  • 18 The courage to change: adaptation from the inside-out - KAREN O'BRIEN