Climate change adaptation in practice : from strategy development to implementation / editors, Philipp Schmidt-Thomé, Johannes Klein.
Contributor(s): Schmidt-Thomé, Philipp | Klein, Johannes.Material type: BookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118474655; 1118474651; 9781118474662; 111847466X; 9781118474679; 1118474678; 9781118548165; 1118548167.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Europe, Northern | Environmental policy -- Europe, Northern | Climate -- Change | Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Europe, Northern | Climatic changes -- Social aspects | Environmental policy -- Europe, Northern | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control | Climatic changes -- Government policy | Environmental policy | Europe, NorthernGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Climate change adaptation in practice.DDC classification: 363.738/745610948 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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1 Communicating Climate Change Adaptation: From Strategy Development to Implementation -- 2 Participatory Climate Change Adaptation in Kalundborg, Denmark -- 3 Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: Calculating Costs and Benefits for the Case Study Kalundborg, Denmark -- 4 Coastal Protection and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Didactically Processed Examples -- 5 Preparing for Climate Change: Planning Adaptation to Climate Change in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland -- 6 Adaptation to Floods in Riga, Latvia: Historical Experience and Change of Approaches -- 7 Climate Adaptation in Metropolis Hamburg: Paradigm Shift in Urban Planning and Water Management towards 'Living with Water'? -- 8 Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Bergen: Ideals and Realities -- 9 Adaptation to Climate Change in the Smeltale River Basin, Lithuania -- 10 The Geological Structure of Pyynikinharju Esker and the Local Effects of Climate Change -- 11 Climate Change and Groundwater: Impacts and Adaptation in Shallow Coastal Aquifer in Hanko, South Finland -- 12 Climate Change and Groundwater -- From Modelling to some Adaptation Means in Example of Klaipeda Region, Lithuania -- 13 Climate Change -- A New Opportunity for Mussel Farming in the Southern Baltic? -- 14 Impacts of Sea Level Change to the West Estonian Coastal Zone towards the End of the 21st Century -- 15 Geodynamical Conditions of the Karkle Beach (Lithuania) and Adaptation to Sea Level Change -- 16 Consequences of Climate Change and Environmental Policy for Macroalgae Accumulations on Beaches along the German Baltic Coastline -- 17 Climate Change Impacts on Baltic Coastal Tourism and the Complexity of Sectoral Adaptation -- 18 Tourists' Perception of Coastal Changes -- A Contribution to the Assessment of Regional Adaptation Strategies? -- 19 Experiences in Adapting to Climate Change and Climate Risks in Spain -- 20 Developing Adaptation Policies in the Agriculture Sector: Indonesia's Experience -- 21 'Climate Refugee' Is Not a Hoax. But We can Avoid it. Empirical Evidence from the Bangladesh Coast -- 22 Promoting Risk Insurance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Lessons from the Ground for the Future Climate Regime under UNFCCC.
Climate change adaptation is increasingly recognized as complementary part to climate change mitigation. Climate change affects sea level, the extent of flood prone areas and precipitation patterns among many others. To adapt to these changes, the tasks of municipalities and cities are to implement policies and strategies for changes in land use and coastal management as part of their future development. It is of vital importance to address the uncertainties of climate change scenarios when proposing adaptation measures that are socially viable and economically reasonable. The decision making process, promoted here, is based on scientific excellence as well on an integrated communication process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of key elements required for effective analysis and assessment of climate change impacts, economic cost-benefit analysis, communication processes and creation and transfer of knowledge, governance issues and implementation of related policies. It describes the results achieved by the BaltCICA (www.baltcica.org) project whose contributors come from the scientific and public administration communities. The regional cooperation has led to the implementation of climate change adaptation in several case studies. The BaltCICA project developed concepts, methodologies and tools for climate change adaptation that can be translated across other global regions. Scientists and students working on the development of climate change and adaptation strategies; public administrators in the related fields on local, regional and state level including environment, water management, civil defense; as well as professionals working with adaptation technologies, including engineering, technological solutions, urban planning agencies and construction, will value this innovative book.