Handbook of Climate Change Resilience

Handbook of Climate Change Resilience
Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2834
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 9783319933351
ISBN 13: 3319933353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Climate Change Resilience Book Review:

Climate resilience, or the capacity of socio-ecological systems to adapt and upkeep their functions when facing physical-chemical stress, is a key feature of ecosystems and communities. As the risks and impacts of climate change become more intense and more visible, there is a need to foster a broader understanding of both the impacts of these disruptions to food, water, and energy supplies and to increase resilience at the national and local level. The Handbook of Climate Change Resilience comprises a diverse body of knowledge, united in the objective of building climate resilience in both the industralised and the developing world. This unique publication will assist scientists, decision-makers and community members to take action to make countries, regions and cities more resilient.

Climate Change and the Coast

Climate Change and the Coast
Author: Bruce Glavovic,Mick Kelly,Robert Kay,Ailbhe Travers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN 10: 1482288583
ISBN 13: 9781482288582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and the Coast Book Review:

Coastal communities are at the frontline of a changing climate. Escalating problems created by sea-level rise, a greater number of severe coastal storms, and other repercussions of climate change will exacerbate already pervasive impacts resulting from rapid coastal population growth and intensification of development. To prosper in the coming decades, coastal communities need to build their adaptive capacity and resilience. Telling the stories of real-world communities in a wide range of coastal settings, including America’s Gulf of Mexico coast, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, The Maldives, southern Africa, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the case studies in Climate Change and the Coast: Building Resilient Communities reveal a rich diversity of adaptation approaches. A number of common themes emerge that indicate opportunities, barriers, and on-ground realities for progressing adaptation at the coast. Together, they highlight the need to consciously reflect on current circumstances, contemplate future prospects, and deliberately choose pathways that are attuned to the changing circumstances climate change will bring to coastal regions. This process is termed "reflexive adaptation," capturing the principle of critical self-reflection and self-correction in the face of adversity, uncertainty, surprise, and contestation. Provides practical advice for adapting to climate change based on case studies written by leading specialists with firsthand experience in real-world communities in diverse coastal settings around the globe Integrates insights from research and practice in an accessible way so that coastal communities can plan proactively for a future shaped by climate change Explains how climate change compounds pervasive unsustainable practices in coasts around the world Explores how coastal governance and adaptation theory and practices have evolved Details the barriers and opportunities for adapting to climate change Climate Change and the Coast: Building Resilient Communities will interest those concerned about the future of coastal communities. It shows what has succeeded and what has failed around the world, and where there are opportunities to be grasped and pitfalls to be avoided. It will be invaluable to those involved in enabling adaptation to climate change, including policy-makers, coastal managers, day-to-day decision-makers, students, and researchers.

Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change

Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change
Author: Gérard Hutter,Marco Neubert,Regine Ortlepp
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN 10: 3658337028
ISBN 13: 9783658337025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change Book Review:

Urban resilience and building resilience are “hot topics” of research and practice on sustainability in the context of climate change. The edited volume advances the “state of art” of urban resilience research through focusing on three important processes of building resilience: knowledge integration, implementation, and learning. In the volume, knowledge integration primarily refers to the combination of specialized knowledge domains (e.g., flood risk management and urban planning). Implementation refers to realized specific changes of the building stock and related green, blue and grey infrastructures at local level (e.g., for dealing with rising temperatures and heat waves at the neighborhood scale in cities). Learning requires moving beyond single projects and experiments of resilience to enhance sustainability at city and regional scale. The editors adopt an interdisciplinary approach to this volume of the Springer series on resilience. The volume includes contributions from civil engineering, physical geography, the social sciences, and urban planning.

Adaptive Agricultural Practices

Adaptive Agricultural Practices
Author: Pradeep Kumar Dubey,Gopal Shankar Singh,Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN 10: 3030155196
ISBN 13: 9783030155193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Agricultural Practices Book Review:

This brief explores several adaptive agricultural practices from around the world to fulfill current and future agricultural demands for food security due to the challenges posed by climate change and growing global population. Readers will discover how farmers adapt to environmental changes by adopting various agronomic practices at crop, farm and landscape levels. Particular attention is given to systemic and transformational adaptation strategies employed by farmers such as mulching, organic farming and crop diversification. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book that provides insights on how crops can build up resilience against periods of drought, high salinity, disasters such as floods, and diseases. The policy implications and future prospects of these adaptation strategies are also addressed. Environmental and plant scientists, agronomists and researchers in climate sciences will find this book interesting.

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Building a Resilient Tomorrow
Author: Alice C. Hill,Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 019090934X
ISBN 13: 9780190909345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Resilient Tomorrow Book Review:

Even under the most optimistic scenarios, significant global climate change is now inevitable. While squarely confronting the scale of the risks we face, Building a Resilient Tomorrow presents replicable sustainability successes and clear-cut policy recommendations that can improve the climate resilience of communities in the US and beyond.

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales
Author: Nicholas B. Rajkovich,Seth H. Holmes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 1000470997
ISBN 13: 9781000470994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales Book Review:

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales provides professionals with guidance on adapting the built environment to a changing climate. This edited volume brings together practitioners and researchers to discuss climate-related resilience from the building to the city scale. This book highlights North American cases that deal with issues such as climate projections, public health, adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations, and design interventions for floodplains, making the content applicable to many locations around the world. The contributors in this book discuss topics ranging from how built environment professionals respond to a changing climate, to how the building stock may need to adapt to climate change, to how resilience is currently being addressed in the design, construction, and operations communities. The purpose of this book is to provide a better understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerability, and resilience across scales of the built environment. Architects, urban designers, planners, landscape architects, and engineers will find this a useful resource for adapting buildings and cities to a changing climate.

Resilience

Resilience
Author: Zinta Zommers,Keith Alverson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN 10: 012811892X
ISBN 13: 9780128118924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience Book Review:

In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplinary perspectives, from law to engineering, and cover different regions from Africa to the Pacific. Chapters assess the need for adaptation, highlighting climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increases in temperature, changing hydrological variability, and threats to food security. The book then discusses the state of global legislation and means of tracking progress. It reviews ways to build resilience in a range of contexts— from the Arctic, to small island states, to urban areas, across food and energy systems. Critical tools for adaptation planning are highlighted - from social capital and ethics, to decision support systems, to innovative finance and risk transfer mechanisms. Controversies related to geoengineering and migration are also discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in climate change adaptation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, and urban planning. Provides a summary of tools and methods used in adaptation including recent innovations Includes chapters from a diverse range of authors from academic institutions, humanitarian organizations, and the United Nations Evaluates adaptation options, highlighting gaps in knowledge where further research or new tools are needed

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change
Author: R.N. Mandal,R. Bar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429946961
ISBN 13: 9780429946967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

This valuable book is a comprehensive volume on mangroves, with information accessible to both botany professionals and students. It provides an easy method of identifying mangroves and distinguishing one species from another. What is a mangrove and what are the criteria of mangroves are explained, along with descriptions of distinctions among major mangroves, mangrove associates, mangrove halophytes, and back mangals. Many photos and illustrations are provided, showing the visible features of mangroves. The volume also covers a range of other topics, including habitats and climatic conditions, morphological and reproductive features, how climate change is affecting mangroves and methods of mitigation and conservation. This book is about mangroves, the intertidal coastal forests that struggle every moment against hungry tides because mangroves flourish at the interface zone of land and sea. Like an evergreen forest in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, mangroves form definite coastal vegetation, providing protection to people living in such fragile zones against the occurrence of frequent natural calamities. Key features: Introduces important facts about mangroves: definition, early records of mangroves, categorization, and more Looks at the distribution of mangroves worldwide along with features of mangrove habitats and climatic conditions Describes the ecology and environmental conditions, particularly the concept of intertidal zones along estuary positions where tidal flows inundate mangroves Discusses the distinct morphological attributes and reproductive phenology of major mangroves Details the attributes of mangroves, covering a total of 78 species of intertidal flora, including 32 true mangroves, along with their diagnostic features, salient attributes, and illustrations for easy identification Highlights the burning environmental issue of climate change and its impact on mangroves Provides a variety of methods of restoration, conservation, and protection of mangroves

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture
Author: Leslie Lipper,Nancy McCarthy,David Zilberman,Solomon Asfaw,Giacomo Branca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 3319611941
ISBN 13: 9783319611945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Smart Agriculture Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license. The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation. Drawing upon theory and concepts from agricultural development, institutional, and resource economics, this book expands and formalizes the conceptual foundations of CSA. Focusing on the adaptation/resilience dimension of CSA, the text embraces a mixture of conceptual analyses, including theory, empirical and policy analysis, and case studies, to look at adaptation and resilience through three possible avenues: ex-ante reduction of vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity, and ex-post risk coping. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides conceptual framing, giving an overview of the CSA concept and grounding it in core economic principles. The second section is devoted to a set of case studies illustrating the economic basis of CSA in terms of reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity and ex-post risk coping. The final section addresses policy issues related to climate change. Providing information on this new and important field in an approachable way, this book helps make sense of CSA and fills intellectual and policy gaps by defining the concept and placing it within an economic decision-making framework. This book will be of interest to agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economists, development economists, and scholars of development studies, climate change, and agriculture. It will also appeal to policy-makers, development practitioners, and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in agriculture, food security and climate change.

Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change

Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change
Author: Cecilia Tortajada
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN 10: 9811019142
ISBN 13: 9789811019142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change Book Review:

This book highlights the role that both infrastructure and governance play in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate variability and change. Eleven case studies analyze in-depth impacts of extreme events in projects, basins and regions in the Arid Americas (Unites States and Mexico), Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Nepal, Mexico, Pakistan, Turkey and South Africa. They discuss the importance of infrastructure (mainly reservoirs) in adaptation strategies, how planning and management aspects should improve in response to changing climatic, economic, social and environmental situations and what the management, institutional and financial challenges would be for their implementation. Governance aspects (policies, institutions and decision making) and technical and knowledge limitations are a substantial part of the analyses. The case studies argue that reservoirs are essential to build resilience contributing to adaptation to climate variability and change. However, that for them to be effective, they need to be planned and managed within a governance framework that considers long-term perspectives and multi-sector and multi-level actor needs and perspectives.

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

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture
Author: Nicolas Ahouissoussi,James E. Neumann,Jitendra P. Srivastava
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 1464802149
ISBN 13: 9781464802140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture Book Review:

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture illustrates the World Bank's commitment to assist countries in responding to the opportunities and challenges posed by climate change. Undertaken in collaboration with policymakers, farmers, and civil society organisations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, the book provides a much-needed response to the call for action by quantifying the impact and identifying the key priorities for policies, programs, and investments in order to reduce the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate change in the South Caucasus. The South Caucasus is already contending with increasing aridity and more frequent extreme weather events (e.g., severe droughts, floods, and hailstorms). The study responds to the call for climate adaptation measures highlighted in the World Bank's 'Turn Down the Heat' report, presenting practical solutions for a more climate-smart agriculture at the regional, national, and agro-ecological zone level in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and highlighting the need and potential for regional collaborative action to increase benefits. The research in Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture is an important beginning. The analysis demonstrates that investments in irrigation infrastructure and on-farm technologies have great potential to raise agricultural productivity and improve the climate resilience of the sector. Demand-side agricultural water management will have high short-term payoffs, and these payoffs are complementary to the success of long- term irrigation, drainage, and other infrastructure investments. Strengthening the disaster risk management strategies beyond agricultural measures is also needed, to help mitigate household exposure to extreme events, especially for the poorest individuals, who are the most vulnerable.

Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use

Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use
Author: Sara J. Wilkinson,Hilde Remøy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-14
ISBN 10: 1119231426
ISBN 13: 9781119231424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use Book Review:

Describes all aspects of sustainable conversion adaptation of existing buildings and provides solutions for making urban settlements resilient to climate change This comprehensive book explores the potential to change the character of cities with residential conversion of office space in order to withstand the negative effects of climate change. It investigates the nature and extent of sustainable conversion in a number of global cities, as well as the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal drivers and barriers to successful conversion. The book also identifies the key lessons learned through international comparisons with cases in the UK, US, Australia, and the Netherlands. Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use covers the benefits and aspects of sustainable conversion adaptation through the whole lifecycle from inception, planning, and design, to procurement, construction, and management and operational issues. It illustrates and quantifies, through empirical research, the changes that have been achieved or delivered in sustainable conversion adaptation. The book gives an overview of all aspects of performance characteristics and the conversion adaptation of existing buildings. In the end, it enables planners to make more informed decisions about whether conversion adaptation is a good choice—and if so, which types of sustainability measures are best suited for projects. Provides detailed, empirical knowledge based on real-world research undertaken in five countries over three continents on both a citywide scale and on individual buildings Case studies and exemplars demonstrate the application of the knowledge in North and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and in Europe Addresses the key themes of technology, finance and procurement, and the regulatory framework The first research-based book to examine how to improve resilience to climate change through sustainable reuse of buildings, Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use is a welcome book for researchers and academics involved in building surveying, urban development, and sustainability planning.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Alison Sant
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN 10: 1610918967
ISBN 13: 9781610918961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ground Up Book Review:

In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. Sant presents 12 case studies, drawn from research and over 90 interviews with people who are working in these communities to make a difference. These efforts show how US cities are reclaiming their streets from cars, restoring watersheds, growing forests, and adapting shorelines to improve people's lives while addressing our changing climate. From the Ground Up is a call to action. When we make the places we live more climate resilient, we need to acknowledge and address the history of social and racial injustice. Advocates, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government officials will find examples of how to build alliances to support and embolden this vision together.

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 2831712904
ISBN 13: 9782831712901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Environments

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Environments
Author: Tristan Kershaw
Publsiher: Myprint
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780750317818
ISBN 13: 0750317817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Resilience in Urban Environments Book Review:

Between 1930 and 2030, the world's population will have flipped from 70% rural to 70% urban. While much has been written about the impacts of climate change and mitigation of its effects on individual buildings or infrastructure, this book is one of the first to focus on the resilience of whole cities. It covers a broad range of area-wide disaster-level impacts, including drought, heatwaves, flooding, storms and air quality, which many of our cities are ill-adapted to cope with, and unless we can increase the resilience of our urban areas then much of our current building stock may become uninhabitable.

Transformational Resilience

Transformational Resilience
Author: Bob Doppelt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351283863
ISBN 13: 9781351283861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformational Resilience Book Review:

Using the author’s extensive experience of advising public, private and non-profit sectors on personal, organization, and community behavioral and systems change knowledge and tools, this book applies a new lens to the question of how to respond to climate change. It offers a scientifically rigorous understanding of the negative mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change and argues that overlooking these issues will have very damaging consequences. The practical assessment of various methods to build human resilience offered by Transformational Resilience then makes a powerful case for the need to quickly expand beyond emission reductions and hardening physical infrastructure to enhance the capacity of individuals and groups to cope with the inevitable changes affecting all levels of society.Applying a trauma-informed mental health and psychosocial perspective, Transformational Resilience offers a groundbreaking approach to responding to climate disruption. The book describes how climate disruption traumatizes societies and how effective responses can catalyze positive learning, growth, and change.

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies
Author: Robert C. Brears
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 2311
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 9783030424619
ISBN 13: 3030424618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies Book Review:

The effects of climate change are beginning to be felt around the world with rising temperatures, changing precipitation levels, more frequent and severe storms and longer more intensive droughts threatening human life and livelihoods and damaging property and infrastructure. As such, society in all countries – both developing and developed – need to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change, where resilience is the ability of a system to absorb stresses and adapt in ways that improve the overall sustainability of the system; enabling it to be better prepared for future climate change impacts. In this context, a climate resilient society is one that is: reflective (learns from experiences); robust (both people and infrastructure can withstand the impacts of extreme conditions); forward-thinking (with plans made to ensure systems function during extreme events); flexible (so systems and plans can change, evolve or adopt alternative strategies); resourceful (to respond quickly to extreme events); inclusive (so all communities including the vulnerable are involved in planning); and integrated (so people, systems, decision-making and investments are mutually supportive of common goals). The Climate Resilient Societies Major Reference Work includes chapters covering a range of themes that provide readers with an invaluable overview on how various levels of government have attempted to create climate resilient societies. In particular, each chapter, under its respective theme, will address how a government, or series of governments, at various levels in non-OECD and/or OECD countries, have implemented innovative climate resilient policies that seek synergies across strategies, choices and actions, in an attempt to build a climate resilient society. Each chapter will address one specific sub-theme out of the population of themes covered in the Major Reference Work: Water, Energy, Agriculture and Food, Built environment and Infrastructure, Transport, Human health, Society, Disaster, Business and Economy, and Financing Climate Resilience.

Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture
Author: Wajid Nasim Jatoi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030794083
ISBN 13: 9783030794088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Resilient Urban Areas

Climate Resilient Urban Areas
Author: Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 3030575373
ISBN 13: 9783030575373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Resilient Urban Areas Book Review:

This book describes the urgent challenge faced by cities worldwide to become resilient to climate change impacts. This challenge goes further than the ability to resist the impacts of extreme weather conditions. Coping with climate impacts and the ability to recover from them are equally important, as well as the capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and the ability to transform the entire urban system. The book explores how the resilience journey for coastal cities in particular encompasses using scientific knowledge but also the knowledge of citizens and practitioners. Measures and strategies on different scales are needed, from national scale all the way down to neighbourhood, street level and building level. Representing the holistic nature of climate resilience, this collection contains unique insights from leading scientists and practitioners in areas of expertise such as engineering, social sciences and urban design. It will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the development of resilient and sustainable urban environments.