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Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 2010
ISBN : 2831712904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture

Building Resilience to Climate Change in South Caucasus Agriculture Book
Author : Nicolas Ahouissoussi,James E. Neumann,Jitendra P. Srivastava
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2014-05-06
ISBN : 1464802157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book illustrates the World Bank’s commitment to assist countries to respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by climate change. Undertaken in collaborative partnership with policy makers, farmers, civil society, and other stakeholders in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, it provides a much needed response to the call for action by quantifying the impact and identifying key priorities for policies, programs, and investments to reduce the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate change in the South Caucasus. The study responds to the urgent need for climate adaptation, as highlighted in the World Bank’s “Turn Down the Heat” report. Notably, the South Caucasus is already contending with increasing aridity and more frequent extreme weather events (e.g. severe droughts, floods and hailstorms). It presents practical solutions for a more climate smart agriculture, at the regional, national and agro-ecological zone level in each country. The recommendations offered in this book are a compilation of the results of the three national studies, and highlight the need and potential for regional collaborative action to increase benefits, while also continuing to emphasize the need for an effective response at the national level. The national level results are supported by country reports, which provide more details. This work is but an important beginning. To achieve the goals of climate resilience in the agriculture sector, more work is needed to translate the proposals into reality. 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 short-term payoffs are complementary to the success of long- term irrigation, drainage and other infrastructure investments. Strengthening the disaster risk management strategies (beyond agricultural measures) are also needed to help mitigate household risks from extreme events, especially for the poorest, who are the most vulnerable.

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : R.N. Mandal,R. Bar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 042994697X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change

Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change Book
Author : Gérard Hutter,Marco Neubert,Regine Ortlepp
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-19
ISBN : 3658337028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub Saharan Africa

Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub Saharan Africa Book
Author : Osamu Saito,Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic,Kazuhiko Takeuchi,Edwin A. Gyasi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-19
ISBN : 9811047960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book summarizes studies on climate and ecosystem change adaptation and resilience in Africa (CECAR-Africa), a collaboration with the goal of creating an integrated resilience enhancement strategy as a potential model for semi-arid regions across Sub-Saharan Africa by combining climate change and ecosystem change research. The case studies were conducted at multiple scales – local, national, and regional – and incorporate the natural sciences, social sciences and engineering in a transdisciplinary manner while also integrating the needs of local communities. The book chiefly addresses three thematic areas, namely: Forecast and assessment of climate change impacts on agro-ecosystems; Risk assessment of extreme weather hazards and development of adaptive resource management methods; and Implementing capacity development programs for local leaders and practitioners. The collaborative nature of the project and the use of various quantitative and qualitative research technique s and methods – such as field surveys, questionnaires, focus group discussions, land use and cover change analysis, and climate downscaled modeling – make the book truly unique. Especially at a time when both long-term climate change and short-term extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are worsening, this book offers potential approaches to developing an integrated framework for assessing the local ability to cope with floods and droughts, and for enhancing the resilience of farming communities in developing countries, which are the most vulnerable to these changes and extreme weather events. As such, it will be of interest to a wider audience, including academics, professionals, and government officials alike.

Principles for Building Resilience

Principles for Building Resilience Book
Author : Reinette Biggs,Maja Schlüter,Michael L. Schoon
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-04-02
ISBN : 1316299929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As both the societies and the world in which we live face increasingly rapid and turbulent changes, the concept of resilience has become an active and important research area. Reflecting the very latest research, this book provides a critical review of the ways in which resilience of social-ecological systems, and the ecosystem services they provide, can be enhanced. With contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters are structured around seven key principles for building resilience: maintain diversity and redundancy; manage connectivity; manage slow variables and feedbacks; foster complex adaptive systems thinking; encourage learning; broaden participation; and promote polycentric governance. The authors assess the evidence in support of these principles, discussing their practical application and outlining further research needs. Intended for researchers, practitioners and graduate students, this is an ideal resource for anyone working in resilience science and for those in the broader fields of sustainability science, environmental management and governance.

Adaptive Agricultural Practices

Adaptive Agricultural Practices Book
Author : Pradeep Kumar Dubey,Gopal Shankar Singh,Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-16
ISBN : 3030155196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Climate Change Adaptation Resilience and Hazards

Climate Change Adaptation  Resilience and Hazards Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Haruna Musa,Gina Cavan,Paul O'Hare,Julia Seixas
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-07-28
ISBN : 3319398806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book analyses the links between climate change adaptation, resilience and the impacts of hazards. The contributors cover topics such as climate change adaptation in coastal zones, the evaluation of community land models, climate change considerations in public health and water resource management, as well as conceptual frameworks for understanding vulnerabilities to extreme climate events. The book focuses on a variety of concrete projects, initiatives and strategies currently being implemented across the world. It also presents case studies, trends, data and projects that illustrate how cities, communities and regions have been striving to achieve resilience and have handled hazards.

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Goran Trbic,Dejan Filipovic
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-15
ISBN : 303003383X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on managing risks and building resilience to climate change, showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practices to foster climate change adaptation in Eastern Europe that can be implemented elsewhere. Climate change affects countries in Eastern Europe, i.e. the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe in a variety of ways. Apart from severe floods, there are reports of decreasing water reserves in the southern regions, and of gradual changes in biodiversity and agricultural production. In the South Caucasus area, for instance, climate change models project a decline in precipitation and suggest that it will continue to become drier this century. Many Eastern European countries, especially the non-EU ones, have weak national climate policies, and transboundary collaborations, as well as limited public engagement in matters related to climate change. As a result, climate change poses a serious threat to their economic stability and development and to the sustainable development of the region. The above state of affairs illustrates the need for a better understanding of how climate change influences Eastern Europe, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help the countries and the communities in the region to adapt. There is also a perceived need to showcase successful examples of how to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by floods/droughts in the region, especially ways of increasing the resilience of agriculture systems and of communities. Addressing this need, the book presents papers written by scholars, social practitioners and members of government agencies involved in research and/or climate change projects in Eastern Europe.

Climate

Climate Book
Author : Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss,Susanne Jøker Johnsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9788774074267
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Climate book written by Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss,Susanne Jøker Johnsen, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across Scales Book
Author : Nicholas B. Rajkovich,Seth H. Holmes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 1000470997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture Book
Author : Wajid Nasim Jatoi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-25
ISBN : 3030794083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tunisia in a Changing Climate

Tunisia in a Changing Climate Book
Author : Dorte Verner
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2013-04-04
ISBN : 082139858X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report provides and assessment of climate risks, opportunities and actions in Tunisia. It applies climate change models and downscaling, qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze impacts on the economy and households. It concludes with a set of adaptation options that promote sustainable economic growth

Building Resilient Communities Land Use Change Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences

Building Resilient Communities  Land Use Change  Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences Book
Author : Brittany Berger,Bishawjit Mallick,Kihwan Kim
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2018-08-04
ISBN : 1483481190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a collection of case studies from seven different countries that use community-based approaches to address problems related to Global Climate Change. The areas of study very from resource management, extreme weather preparation and adaptation, migration, and economic development. Communities around the world are facing new and more extreme threats and there is no easy solution. Each community is unique and this book embraces that diversity and highlights successful strategies, philosophies, and methodologies to disseminate community-based solutions.

Resilience to Climate Change

Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Candice Howarth
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-03
ISBN : 3319946919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The frequency and intensity of climate shocks such as heatwaves and flooding, are expected to increase under a changing climate with severe implications across the food, energy, water, environment nexus. This book critically explores how to improve resilience to climate shocks by examining the range of challenges and opportunities that exist in the aftermath of shocks and discusses factors that exacerbate and mitigate these. It innovatively discusses the importance of embedding communication, collaboration and co-production within resilience-building across sectors and stakeholders. Doing so with policy, practitioner and scientific communities, Candice Howarth argues, can pave the way to overcome challenges that emerge from climate shocks and facilitate the co-design of sustainable, robust and resilient responses.

US Infrastructure

US Infrastructure Book
Author : Aman Khan,Klaus Becker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 1351007017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents an in-depth look at US infrastructure and its challenges in the 21st century. While infrastructure has received considerable attention in recent years, much of the discussion has concentrated on physical, economic, or noneconomic conditions. The Trump administration has heightened interest in the topic, promising infrastructure spending during his tenure, yet little demonstrable progress has been made. This book brings together a multi-disciplinary perspective—structural, technological, economic, financial, political, planning, and policy—that has been largely absent in discussions on the subject, to provide a clearer and broader understanding of the challenges facing US infrastructure. The book is divided into three parts: Part I looks at the challenges from a structural, technological, and sustainability perspective; Part II from an economic, productivity, and finance perspective; and Part III from an institutional, security, and political perspective. Written primarily for policy makers, managers, and administrators in public and private organizations, as well as individuals and academics with an interest in the future of US infrastructure, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the US infrastructure problem, its causes and consequences, and suggests timely, specific measures that may be taken at the state, local, and federal levels to improve and better secure our roads, transit, public buildings, economy, and technology.

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building Resilience through Safe Access to Fuel and Energy SAFE

Building Resilience through Safe Access to Fuel and Energy  SAFE  Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2019-05-07
ISBN : 9210041550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globally, nearly 3 billion people rely on traditional biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal or animal waste, as sources of fuel for cooking and heating. The multi-sectoral challenges related to energy access make it crucial to view the issue in a broader frame. FAO's work on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) adopts a holistic, multi-faceted approach which takes into account the mutually reinforcing linkages between energy and nutrition, disaster risks and climate change, conflict, health, gender, protection and livelihoods. This publication aims to provide a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming energy access for crisis-affected populations as a key component of overall resilience-building.

Building Resilience and Planning for Extreme Water Related Events

Building Resilience and Planning for Extreme Water Related Events Book
Author : Teresa Sprague,Kathrin Prenger-Berninghoff
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-10-11
ISBN : 3319997440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses what it means for cities to work toward and achieve resilience in the face of climate change. The content takes an urban planning perspective with a water-related focus, exploring the continued global and local efforts in improving disaster risk management within the water sphere. Chapters examine four cities in the US and Germany - San Francisco, San Diego, Solingen and Wuppertal - as the core case studies of the discussion. The chapters for each case delve into the current status of the cities and issues resilience must overcome, and then explore solutions and key takeaways learned from the implementation of various resilience approaches. The book concludes with a summary of cross-cutting themes, best-practice examples and a reflection on the relevance of the approaches to cases in the wider developing world. This book engages both practitioners and scientific audiences alike, particularly those interested in issues addressed by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the recent Water Action Decade 2018-2028 and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities.