Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Shannon Van Zandt,Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Galen D. Newman,Michelle Annette Meyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 0128155760
ISBN 13: 9780128155769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change is a guide to successfully integrating science into urban, regional, and coastal planning activities to build truly sustainable communities that can withstand climate change. It calls for a shift in academic researchers’ traditional thinking by working across disciplines to solve complex societal and environmental problems, focusing on the real-world human impacts of climate change, and providing an overview of how science can be used to advocate for institutional change. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change appeals to a wide variety of audiences, including university administrators looking to create and sustain interdisciplinary research groups, community and state officials, non-profit and community advocates, and community organizers seeking guidance for generating and growing meaningful, productive relationships with university researchers to support change in their communities. Focuses on the process of building a successful, active partnership between climate change researchers and climate resilience professionals Provides case studies of university-community partnerships in building climate resilience Includes interviews and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines engaged in climate resilience partnerships

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Belay Simane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9789994452712
ISBN 13: 9994452711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

"This book represents a detailed local-scale analysis of the vulnerability of socio-ecological systems to climate change, experiences and lessons from community-based adaptation efforts, advantages of agroecosystem-based adaptation planning, and provides useful insights about how communities could be made climate resilient. The Choke Mountain watersheds and communities are used as case study subjects. Though a local-specific study, the findings, conclusions and recommendations are valid and useful beyond the watersheds and communities studied; it is a useful edition to the limited empirical literature we have on climate change adaptation in Ethiopia. It is thus a commendable reference material for decision-makers, development practitioners and researchers alike. I would certainly recommend it to my masters and doctoral students. - Woldeamlak Bewket, Professor of Environmental Studies, Addis Ababa University" -- back of book

Community Resilience Universities and Engaged Research for Today s World

Community Resilience  Universities and Engaged Research for Today   s World
Author: Wendy Madsen,Lynette Costigan,Sarah McNicol
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-02-25
ISBN 10: 1137481064
ISBN 13: 9781137481061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resilience Universities and Engaged Research for Today s World Book Review:

The increasing development of partnerships between universities and communities allows the research of academics to become engaged with those around them. This book highlights several case studies from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, social work and education to explore how these mutually beneficial relationships function. Engaged research can enhance community resilience due to the necessity of focusing on a local setting, the centrality of trust and exploring the boundaries between universities, industries and the community.

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions
Author: Geoff Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136504524
ISBN 13: 9781136504525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions Book Review:

This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of ‘resilience’ and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes, traditions, policies and politics affect the resilience of communities and what constraints and opportunities exist for communities to raise resilience levels.

Psychology and Climate Change

Psychology and Climate Change
Author: Susan Clayton,Christie Manning
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0128131314
ISBN 13: 9780128131312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology and Climate Change Book Review:

Psychology and Climate Change: Human Perceptions, Impacts, and Responses organizes and summarizes recent psychological research that relates to the issue of climate change. The book covers topics such as how people perceive and respond to climate change, how people understand and communicate about the issue, how it impacts individuals and communities, particularly vulnerable communities, and how individuals and communities can best prepare for and mitigate negative climate change impacts. It addresses the topic at multiple scales, from individuals to close social networks and communities. Further, it considers the role of social diversity in shaping vulnerability and reactions to climate change. Psychology and Climate Change describes the implications of psychological processes such as perceptions and motivations (e.g., risk perception, motivated cognition, denial), emotional responses, group identities, mental health and well-being, sense of place, and behavior (mitigation and adaptation). The book strives to engage diverse stakeholders, from multiple disciplines in addition to psychology, and at every level of decision making - individual, community, national, and international, to understand the ways in which human capabilities and tendencies can and should shape policy and action to address the urgent and very real issue of climate change. Examines the role of knowledge, norms, experience, and social context in climate change awareness and action Considers the role of identity threat, identity-based motivation, and belonging Presents a conceptual framework for classifying individual and household behavior Develops a model to explain environmentally sustainable behavior Draws on what we know about participation in collective action Describes ways to improve the effectiveness of climate change communication efforts Discusses the difference between acute climate change events and slowly-emerging changes on our mental health Addresses psychological stress and injury related to global climate change from an intersectional justice perspective Promotes individual and community resilience

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States
Author: Paul R. Lachapelle,Don E. Albrecht
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 1351211706
ISBN 13: 9781351211703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States Book Review:

The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing innovative approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation around the United States. Defining community more comprehensively than just spatial geography to include also communities of interest, identity and practice, this book highlights how individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change through more resilient social processes, government policies and sustainable practices. Through close examinations of community efforts across the United States, including agricultural stakeholder engagement and permaculture projects, coastal communities and prolonged drought areas, and university extension and local governments, this book shows the influence of building individual and institutional capacity toward addressing climate change issues at the community level. It will be useful to community development students, scholars and practitioners learning to respond to unexpected shocks and address chronic stress associated with climate change and its impacts.

Community based Climate Adaptation Planning

Community based Climate Adaptation Planning
Author: Catalina Garzon,Pacific Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822039435284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Toward Resilience

Toward Resilience
Author: Marilise Turnbull,Charlotte L. Sterrett,Amy Hilleboe
Publsiher: Practical Action
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781853397868
ISBN 13: 1853397865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward Resilience Book Review:

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is an introductory resource for development and humanitarian practitioners working with populations at risk of disasters and other impacts of climate change.

Building and Measuring Community Resilience

Building and Measuring Community Resilience
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Special Projects,Committee on Measuring Community Resilience
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-05-26
ISBN 10: 0309489725
ISBN 13: 9780309489720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building and Measuring Community Resilience Book Review:

The frequency and severity of disasters over the last few decades have presented unprecedented challenges for communities across the United States. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina exposed the complexity and breadth of a deadly combination of existing community stressors, aging infrastructure, and a powerful natural hazard. In many ways, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a turning point for understanding and managing disasters, as well as related plan making and policy formulation. It brought the phrase "community resilience" into the lexicon of disaster management. Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them. It describes how some communities build and measure resilience and offers four key actions that communities could take to build and measure their resilience in order to address gaps identified in current community resilience measurement efforts. This report also provides recommendations to the Gulf Research Program to build and measure resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Planning for Community Resilience

Planning for Community Resilience
Author: Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Walter Gillis Peacock,Shannon S. Van Zandt,Himanshu Grover,Lori Feild Schwarz,John T. Cooper
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 1610915860
ISBN 13: 9781610915861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Community Resilience Book Review:

How can we plan and design stronger communities? From New Orleans to Galveston to the Jersey Shore, communities struck by natural disasters struggle to recover long after the first responders have left. Globally, the average annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980. These catastrophes are increasing in number as well as in magnitude, causing greater damage as we experience rising sea levels and other effects of climate change. Communities can reduce their vulnerability to disaster by becoming more resilient—to not only bounce back more readily from disasters but to grow stronger, more socially cohesive, and more environmentally responsible. To be truly resilient, disaster preparation and response must consider all populations in the community. By bringing together natural hazards planning and community planning to consider vulnerabilities, more resilient and equitable communities are achievable. In Planning for Community Resilience the authors describe an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities. Based on their recovery work after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, they developed a process that relies on the Disaster Impacts Model. This handbook guides any community through the process of determining their level of hazard exposure, physical vulnerability, and social vulnerability with the goal of determining the best planning strategy. Planning for Community Resilience will be invaluable to professionals working to protect their community from disturbance, including city planners, elected officials, floodplain managers, natural hazard managers, planning commissioners, local business leaders, and citizen organizers.

Governing the Coastal Commons

Governing the Coastal Commons
Author: Derek Armitage,Anthony Charles,Fikret Berkes
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317421280
ISBN 13: 9781317421283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing the Coastal Commons Book Review:

Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience of social and ecological systems. Governance here reflects how communities, societies and organisations (e.g. fisher cooperatives, government agencies) choose to organise themselves to make decisions about important issues, such as the use and protection of coastal commons (e.g. fishery resources). The book shows how a governance approach generates insights into the specific forms and arrangements that enable coastal communities to steer away from unsustainable pathways. It also provides an analytical lens to consider important questions of power, knowledge and legitimacy in linked social-ecological systems. Chapters highlight examples in which communities are engaging in deliberative transformations to build resilience and enhance their well-being. These transformations and efforts to build resilience are emerging through multi-level collaboration, shared learning, innovative policies and institutional arrangements (such as new property rights regimes and co-management), methodologies that engage with indigenous cultural practices, and entrepreneurial activities, including income and livelihood diversification. Case studies are included from a range of countries including Canada, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, the South Pacific and Europe. The authors integrate theory with practical examples to improve coastal marine policy and governance, and draw upon emerging concepts from social-ecological resilience and transformations, adaptive governance and the scholarship on the commons.

The Climate Resilient Organization

The Climate Resilient Organization
Author: Martina K. Linnenluecke,Andrew Griffiths
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1782545832
ISBN 13: 9781782545835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Resilient Organization Book Review:

Climate change has had a significant impact globally, predominantly for those vulnerable to its influence. The first book of its kind, The Climate Resilient Organization assesses the issues that have mounted for decision-makers in the field, while prov

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience
Author: Darlyne G. Nemeth,Traci W. Olivier
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 0128039132
ISBN 13: 9780128039137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience Book Review:

Resilience is a biopsychosocial phenomenon—it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a microlevel, this book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macrolevel, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience. It focuses on the importance of family, community, and spiritual bonds, in order to share experiences and enhance posttraumatic healing. The need to be firmly grounded in today, while learning from yesterday, in order to cope with the requirements of tomorrow is the primary emphasis of this book. Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience Reflects upon the helping professional's need to achieve and maintain resilience

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P011686496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Change Your World

Change Your World
Author: Michael Ungar
Publsiher: Sutherland House
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 9781999439521
ISBN 13: 199943952X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Your World Book Review:

Motivational speakers are wrong when they tell us that our success depends on the power of our own thoughts, feelings, and actions. The entire self-improvement industry puts the responsibility for change on us as individuals, producing few if any long-term changes in our health or happiness. In this mind-bending look at what the science of resilience teaches us about success, Michael Ungar shows that individual growth depends very little on what we think, feel, or behave. A Ph.D. and regular contributor to Psychology Today, Ungar has worked with the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Red Cross. He is one of the world's leading experts on thriving through adversity. Delving into the latest research, he demonstrates that we share responsibility for our personal well-being with our family and friends, and even our employers and politicians. In fact, the more the odds are stacked against us, the less motivation, positive thinking, and grit are important to resilience and the more we benefit from an environment rich in opportunity. The ethic of rugged individualism and the victim-blaming politics that come with it are red herrings in the science of success. Ungar explores real people's lives and discovers that the answers lie in the people and the support systems around us. Supportive spouses, caring families, high-functioning communities, nurturing employers, and effective governments are very often the difference between individual success and failure. The good news is that it is easier to change your environment than it is to change yourself. Indeed, Ungar has solid evidence that we can influence the world around us in ways that will make us more resilient both at home and on the job.

Climate Change and Development

Climate Change and Development
Author: Thomas Tanner,Leo Horn-Phathanothai
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 1136739130
ISBN 13: 9781136739132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Development Book Review:

The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty – and the close interconnections between them. Climate Change and Development provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary foundation for understanding the complex and tangled relationship between development and climate change. It argues that transformational approaches are required in order to reconcile poverty reduction and climate protection and secure sustained prosperity in the twenty first century. Section One provides the building blocks for understanding climate science and the nexus between climate and development. Section Two outlines responses to climate change from the perspective of developing countries, with chapters on international agreements, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and climate finance. Each chapter offers analytical tools for evaluating responses, enabling readers to ask smart questions about the climate change and development nexus as policy and action evolve in the coming years. The last three chapters of the book, contained in Section Three, are forward looking and focus on why and how development must be re-framed to deliver more equitable and sustainable outcomes. This section sets out different critiques of ‘development-as-usual’ and explores alternative paradigms of development in a warming and resource-constrained world. This is an invaluable and clearly written text that uses real world examples to bring to life perspectives from across different disciplines. It also contains chapter learning outcomes, and end of chapter summaries, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading and relevant websites. The text is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as those working in international development contexts who wish to get to grips with this pressing global challenge.

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Susanne C. Moser,Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1135071306
ISBN 13: 9781135071301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change Book Review:

What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, and on-the-ground adaptation planning activity is becoming more common-place, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world. It brings together 18 chapters from leading experts within the field to present careful analyses of different cases and situations, questioning throughout commonly avowed truisms and unspoken assumptions that have pervaded climate adaptation science and practice to date. This book offers not one answer but demonstrates how the question of success in important ways is normative and context specific. It identifies the various dimensions of success, such as economic, political, institutional, ecological, and social, explores the tensions between them, and compiles encouraging evidence that resolutions can be found. The book appraises how climatic and non-climatic stressors play a role, what role science does and can play in adaptation decision making, and how trade-offs and other concerns and priorities shape adaptation planning and implementation on the ground. 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.

The Community Resilience Reader

The Community Resilience Reader
Author: Daniel Lerch
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1610918606
ISBN 13: 9781610918602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Community Resilience Reader Book Review:

National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working on the ground to present a new vision for creating resilience. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how it requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that it starts and ends with the people living in a community. From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for community leaders, college students, and concerned citizens.

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks

Canada   s Top Climate Change Risks
Author: The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential
Publsiher: Council of Canadian Academies
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN 10: 1926522672
ISBN 13: 9781926522678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks Book Review:

Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks identifies the top risk areas based on the extent and likelihood of the potential damage, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. These 12 major areas of risk are: agriculture and food, coastal communities, ecosystems, fisheries, forestry, geopolitical dynamics, governance and capacity, human health and wellness, Indigenous ways of life, northern communities, physical infrastructure, and water. The report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation responses. The Panel outlines a multi-layered method of prioritizing adaptation measures based on an understanding of the risk, adaptation potential, and federal roles and responsibilities.

Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change
Author: Bruce C. Glavovic,Gavin P. Smith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN 10: 9401786313
ISBN 13: 9789401786317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapting to Climate Change Book Review:

This book identifies lessons learned from natural hazard experiences to help communities plan for and adapt to climate change. Written by leading experts, the case studies examine diverse experiences, from severe storms to sea-level related hazards, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island Developing States. The lessons are grouped according to four imperatives: (i) Develop collaborative governance networks; (ii) build adaptive capabilities; (iii) invest in pre-event planning; and (iv) the moral imperative to undertake adaptive actions that advance resilience and sustainability. "A theoretically rich and empirically grounded analysis of the interface between disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, comprehensive yet accessible, and very timely." Mark Pelling, Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK. "This book represents a major contribution to the understanding of natural hazards planning as an urgent first step for reducing disaster risk and adapting to climate change to ensure sustainable and equitable development." Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, Science Committee, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR. “What a welcome addition to the young literature on climate adaptation and hazard mitigation! Bruc e Glavovic and Gavin Smith each bring to the editing task a rare blend of solid scholarly attainment and on-the-ground experience that shines through in this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical ideas from the realms of climate and hazards and their validation in a rich set of diverse case studies pulled in from around the world. This book should remain a classic for many years.” William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.