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Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Shannon Van Zandt,Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Galen D. Newman,Michelle Annette Meyer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-06-17
ISBN : 0128155760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Shannon Van Zandt,Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Galen D. Newman,Michelle Annette Meyer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-07-10
ISBN : 0128155752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Community Resilience Universities and Engaged Research for Today s World

Community Resilience  Universities and Engaged Research for Today   s World Book
Author : Wendy Madsen,Lynette Costigan,Sarah McNicol
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2015-02-25
ISBN : 1137481064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia Book
Author : Rajib Shaw,Atta-ur-Rahman,Akhilesh Surjan,Gulsan Ara Parvin
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-01-06
ISBN : 0128023775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that have high vulnerability and intensification. The book offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impact of disasters by examining specific evidence from events in these areas that can be used to develop best practices and increase urban resilience worldwide. As urban resilience is largely a function of resilient and resourceful citizens, building cities which are more resilient internally and externally can lead to more productive economic returns. In an era of rapid urbanization and increasing disaster risks and vulnerabilities in Asian cities, Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia is an invaluable tool for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners working in both public and private sectors. Explores a broad range of aspects of disaster and urban resiliency, including environmental, economic, architectural, and engineering factors Bridges the gap between urban resilience and rural areas and community building Provides evidence-based data that can lead to improved disaster resiliency in urban Asia Focuses on Asian cities, some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, where disasters are particularly devastating

Community based Climate Adaptation Planning

Community based Climate Adaptation Planning Book
Author : Catalina Garzon,Pacific Institute
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change Book
Author : Michele Companion,Miriam S. Chaiken
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-11-30
ISBN : 1315315904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative responses. Research in hazard management, humanitarian response, food security programming, and other areas seeks to identify and understand factors that create vulnerability and strategies that enhance resilience at all levels of social organization. This book uses case studies from around the globe to demonstrate ways that communities have fostered resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Climate Change and Human Well Being

Climate Change and Human Well Being Book
Author : Inka Weissbecker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-08-04
ISBN : 9781441997425
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is increasing the severity of disasters and adverse weather conditions worldwide, with particularly devastating effects on developing countries and on individuals with lower resources. Climate change is likely to impact mental health and psychosocial well-being via multiple pathways, leading to new challenges. Direct effects such as gradual environmental changes, higher temperatures, and natural disasters, are likely to lead to more indirect consequences such as social and economic stressors, population displacement, and conflict. Climate change, largely the product of industrialized nations, is projected to magnify existing inequalities and to impact the most vulnerable, including those with low resources, individuals living in developing countries and specific populations such as women, children and those with pre-existing disabilities. This book outlines areas of impact on human well being, consider specific populations, and shed light on mitigating the impact of climate change. Recommendations discuss ways of strengthening community resilience, building on local capacities, responding to humanitarian crises, as well as conducting research and evaluation projects in diverse settings.

Community Resilience under the Impact of Urbanisation and Climate Change

Community Resilience under the Impact of Urbanisation and Climate Change Book
Author : Chirisa, Innocent,Mabeza, Christopher
Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
Release : 2019-01-06
ISBN : 9956550051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the world today faces messy problems, what in some circles has been called global weirding, the term resilience has taken centre stage. This is crunch time –as we grapple with the negative effects of both climate change and urbanisation. Some commentators have compared the huge problems we face today to Oom Schalk’s proverbial leopard waiting for us in the withaak’s shade. Do we endlessly count Oom Schalk’s proverbial leopard’s spots? This is the question posed by a stellar cast of academics, researchers, and experts whose contributions in this text is a rallying cry for action to build resilience to the challenging impact of urbanisation and climate change. To that end, this volume gives hope about the potential for human agency. Our challenge however, is to re-examine our values, to change our conservation conversation and return to a more wise and holistic understanding of ourselves and our place in the Universe. Perhaps, then only can the obituaries on our demise stay locked in the drawer.

Resilience for All

Resilience for All Book
Author : Barbara Brown Wilson
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2018-05-24
ISBN : 1610918924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson looks at less conventional, but often more effective methods to make communities more resilient. She takes an in-depth look at what equitable, positive change through community-driven design looks like in four communities—East Biloxi, Mississippi; the Lower East Side of Manhattan; the Denby neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan; and the Cully neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. These vulnerable communities have prevailed in spite of serious urban stressors such as climate change, gentrification, and disinvestment. Wilson looks at how the lessons in the case studies and other examples might more broadly inform future practice. She shows how community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.

Coastal Resilience

Coastal Resilience Book
Author : Joe Cone
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"On November 23, 2010, Oregon Sea Grant facilitated a teleconference discussion among 13 coastal resilience experts to exchange information, experience, and ideas that ultimately could help coastal communities become more resilient, in short by identifying some roles and strategies for both research and community practice ... To set the stage, two dominant definitions in resilience studies -- engineering resilience and ecological resilience -- were recapped. Participants voiced several concerns over the limitations of these definitions, such as: certain socioeconomic groups may be marginalized by looking at the entire system and not its subcomponents; too much emphasis may be placed on returning to a previous state, rather than adapting and evolving to a new state; and focusing too much on immediate hazards may not adequately address the longer and slower variables that will make for greater resilience over time. Discussants expressed a variety of factors that influence how resilient individual communities can be, including social variables at different scales -- for example, social capital (e.g., networks) and national, state, and local policies and laws. Zoning laws determine where both homeowners and businesses build, for example; people want and need to live where amenities are present. In addition, insurance rates and property taxes both potentially encourage or reinforce detrimental behaviors, such as building in areas prone to inundation or erosion. For some communities -- those that have already been hit hard or are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts -- outside assistance may be necessary. This last point raised a difficult ethical question: how much of a financial burden is too much for coastal communities to extend to the rest of society, particularly for risky and costly coastal actions (e.g., siting buildings in hazardous areas)? ... The discussion closed with ideas for next steps, such as pursuing further similar discussions (including with additional specialists from such groups as the insurance industry), drafting one or more white papers, and convening the group at a relevant conference."--Executive summary.

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places Book
Author : Elen-Maarja Trell,Britta Restemeyer,Melanie M. Bakema,Bettina van Hoven
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN : 1351596055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research. In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and examples across different spatial and geographical contexts (e.g. urban slums in India; flood-prone communities in the UK; coastal Japan). The cases present and explore challenges and potentials of resilience-thinking for practitioners and academics. As such, Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places aims to provide a scientifically robust overview and to generate some conceptual clarity for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the potential of resilience thinking as well as the application of resilience in practice.

Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania

Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania Book
Author : Pius Zebhe Yanda,Ian Bryceson,Haji Mwevura,Claude Gasper Mung'ong'o
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-03-06
ISBN : 3030048977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume synthesizes research from a five year program supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development to assess how coastal communities in Tanzania can adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, and better assert their rights to implement decisions regarding coastal resource management in the context of global climate change. Throughout ten chapters, the book deploys a holistic approach to adopt a conceptual model of socio-ecological systems, and characterize human-nature interactions in an integrative way to understand anthropogenic pressures on ecosystems to guide conservation and management. The book will be of interest to researchers, students studying environmental management and climate change, planners, and policy makers. The book begins by describing the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the Tanzanian coastal environment, then discusses the impacts of climate change on coastal resource governance, community vulnerability, and livelihood security. Then, intervention strategies are offered as a means for local communities to not only adapt to climate change impacts, but also to engage in decision-making processes to assess vulnerabilities and address challenges and limitations through educated measures. The final chapters discuss the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal communities to climate change impacts to assess how livelihoods are constructed in response to impacts, and summarize the key findings to determine the best adaptation strategies to improve adaptive capacity and reduce socio-economic vulnerability.

Psychology and Climate Change

Psychology and Climate Change Book
Author : Susan Clayton,Christie Manning
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-06-05
ISBN : 0128131314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of the Middle East

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of the Middle East Book
Author : Dorte Verner,David Lee,Maximillian Ashwill,Robert Wilby
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2013-04-04
ISBN : 082139844X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication aims to assist countries in understanding the specific challenges and opportunities posed by climate change in the agricultural sector in order to increase climate resilience and adapt to climate change. The report presents local-level priorities, informed by stakeholder input, to build agricultural resilience in both countries. The objectives of this study are threefold: 1) to improve the understanding of climate change projections and impacts on rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley; 2) to engage local communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national government representatives in a participatory fashion in helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate change; and 3) to develop local and regional climate change action plans that formulate recommendations for investment strategies and strategic interventions in local agricultural systems. Therefore, this publication may serve as the analytical underpinning for ongoing discussions taking place within the governments, including the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment, on how to best move forward in building agricultural resilience to climate change.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Building a Resilient Tomorrow Book
Author : Alice C. Hill,Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 019090934X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change impacts-more heat, drought, extreme rainfall, and stronger storms-have already harmed communities around the globe. Even if the world could cut its carbon emissions to zero tomorrow, further significant global climate change is now inevitable. Although we cannot tell with certainty how much average global temperatures will rise, we do know that the warming we have experienced to date has caused significant losses, and that the failure to prepare for the consequences of further warming may prove to be staggering. Building a Resilient Tomorrow does not dwell on overhyped descriptions of apocalyptic climate scenarios, nor does it travel down well-trodden paths surrounding the politics of reducing carbon emissions. Instead, it starts with two central facts: climate impacts will continue to occur, and we can make changes now to mitigate their effects. While squarely confronting the scale of the risks we face, this pragmatic guide focuses on solutions-some gradual and some more revolutionary-currently being deployed around the globe. Each chapter presents a thematic lesson for decision-makers and engaged citizens to consider, outlining replicable successes and identifying provocative recommendations to strengthen climate resilience. Between animated discussions of ideas as wide-ranging as managed retreat from coastal hot-zones to biological approaches for resurgent climate-related disease threats, Alice Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz draw on their personal experiences as senior officials in the Obama Administration to tell behind-the-scenes stories of what it really takes to advance progress on these issues. The narrative is dotted with tales of on-the-ground citizenry, from small-town mayors and bankers to generals and engineers, who are chipping away at financial disincentives and bureaucratic hurdles to prepare for life on a warmer planet. For readers exhausted by today's paralyzing debates on yearly "fluke" storms or the existence of climate change, Building a Resilient Tomorrow offers better ways to manage the risks in a warming planet, even as we work to limit global temperature rise.

Natural Resource Governance in Asia

Natural Resource Governance in Asia Book
Author : Raza Ullah,Shubhechchha Sharma,Inoue Makoto,Sobia Asghar,Ganesh Shivakoti
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-04-30
ISBN : 0323897983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Natural Resource Governance in Asia: From Collective Action to Resilience Thinking identifies key leverage points where interventions can be made surrounding current and future impacts of ongoing environmental and sociopolitical challenges. The book utilizes case studies from Asia, a key demographic for natural resource management, that can be applied globally in understanding solutions and the current state of knowledge in natural resource dynamics. Users will find valuable sections on community forestry and socioecological systems, community irrigation, competing water demand, robustness issues, climate change, and natural resource dynamics and challenges. This interdisciplinary tome on the topic is invaluable to researchers and policymakers alike. Combines collective action and resilience thinking to help readers understand complex issues and challenges in natural resource management Presents methods and case studies to validate theory in practice Includes up-to-date research applied to current issues to address both current and future risks and uncertainties

Flood Risk and Community Resilience

Flood Risk and Community Resilience Book
Author : Lindsey McEwen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-07
ISBN : 9781138954458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Flooding is an increasingly significant environmental hazard, as a result of land use change, climate change and other factors. But how can communities develop greater resilience to combat future flood risk? This book provides an accessible synthesis of the current research, policy and practice literature on flood risk management through a community lens. The primary focus is on flood risk but the book also draws appropriately on related research in other environmental hazards contexts (e.g. drought, volcanic, earthquake hazards). It also presents the author�s own �engaged� research in flood risk management in distinctive non-contiguous interdisciplinary settings, as well as that of other researchers who have worked on and with �community� in flood risk contexts. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing across work at the interface between the natural and social sciences. It capitalises on recent and on-going research alongside knowledge of the policy shifts that have been implemented after recent major floods, for example in the UK, Europe, Brisbane (Australia) and New Orleans (USA). The focus is predominately on the developed world but also include lessons learnt from community engagement with flood risk in the developing world, such as in Bangladesh. The chapters are designed to draw together a different and distinctive set of interdisciplinary themes in flood risk management and social resilience, which contrasts with more traditional books on engineering and infrastructure approaches.

Climate Change Adaptation and International Development

Climate Change Adaptation and International Development Book
Author : Ryo Fujikura,Masato Kawanishi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-07-26
ISBN : 1136540334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change impacts upon the world's poorest most heavily. It is therefore essential that international development initiatives focus on improving the ability of developing countries to adapt to the effects of climate change. This book, a product of research by the JICA-RI (Research Institute of the Japan International Cooperation Agency), examines climate change adaptation from the perspective of development cooperation in order to provide useful lessons for those engaged in research, policy and practice in this vital area. In this book the editors have brought together a wide range of case studies from across Africa and Asia, covering urban and rural areas and different sectors including water, agriculture and disaster management, in order to examine the following: o high-resolution climate change projection in Asia and how this can be used in planning appropriate adaptation responses o in-depth case studies of climate change projections, social, economic and environmental impact and vulnerability assessment and adaptation in rural Thailand and urban Philippines o cases across Africa for which climate data is less readily available and alternative approaches need to be adopted o the current situation amongst international donors o emerging issues caused by climate change In the introductory section, the editors draw together the full implications from the case studies to discuss how international communities can support adaptation in developing countries and to give an assessment of bilateral projects. They reflect on the lessons learned and offer recommendations for future research and international development cooperation.

The Forests of the Congo Basin

The Forests of the Congo Basin Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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