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The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change (Earthscan Reader Series)

Schipper, E. Lisa; Burton, Ian (eds.)

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ISBN 10: 1844075303 / ISBN 13: 9781844075300
Verlag: Earthscan Ltd., London, 2009
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Titel: The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to ...

Verlag: Earthscan Ltd., London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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Climate change is now upon us. While mitigation is essential to reduce the future severity of climate change, it will take time and some effects will inevitably continue for centuries. Consequently, more attention is now being directed to adaptation as a means of reducing losses. As the importance of adaptation becomes more apparent, there is need for wider appreciation and understanding of the concept and its potential, as well as the obstacles to its effective deployment. This reader, the first of its kind, gathers some of the most significant writings on adaptation to climate change from the past two decades. Following an introduction tracing the evolution of adaptation from a biological concept into a policy objective, the book is divided into five parts: * Adaptation Theory * Adaptation, Vulnerability and Resilience * Adaptation and Disaster Risk * Adaptation and Development * Adaptation and Climate Change Policy This is the ideal collection for students, policymakers, researchers, activists and NGOs, and all people who need a solid grounding in all aspects of climate change adaptation.


"A highly recommended must-read for anybody seeking a sound understanding of the science, concepts, practice and policy pertaining to adaptation."Hassan Virji, Director, The International START Secretariat

"This reader, drawn from the inputs of many experts, provides essential reading for those interested in climate change and adaptation issues, including policymakers, planners, the business sector, NGOs, students and researchers, and wider civil society." ? Professor Coleen Vogel, BMW Chair of Sustainability, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

 "This reader is valuable for scientists, and for policymakers and decision-makers in developing countries, because it provides easy access to seminal papers on adaptation." ? Saleemul Huq, Head of the Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development

"Climate change is fundamentally changing the context in which development is planned and implemented. The gap between the climate change and development communities must therefore be bridged. This book gives us the analyses and concepts that will enable the two to meet." ? Johan Schaar, Director, Commission on Climate Change and Development, Sweden

"An excellent reference for scholars, NGOs and policymakers alike." ? International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

" is refreshing to encounter a volume that dares to step outside the hackneyed narratives and fractured politics in climate change and address the ways in which human societies have been responding to its impact."Emilian Kavalski, Political Studies Review

"This volume would be of interest to a growing cohort of students of global environmental politics. However, it will also benefit those interested in security studies, global governance, international relations and comparative politics." ? Emilian Kavalski, Political Studies Review

"The Reader provides some useful insights into the conceptual and theoretical consideration of adaptation...It will inevitably find a place in many university libraries throughout the world" ? Ian Fry, RECIEL

"By embracing a variety of scholarly perspectives, including from the development, disaster-risk, and climate-policy community, and by offering theoretical as well as practical approaches, the book enables a foray into the thicket of adaptation research." ? Lena Donat, Edinburgh Law School

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