Adapting to Climate Change in Europe

Adapting to Climate Change in Europe
Author: Hans Sanderson,Mikael Hildén,Duncan Russel,Gil Penha-Lopes,Alessio Capriolo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128498750

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Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies is a scientific synthesis of a four-year project on adaptation activities in Europe. It combines scientific assessments with real-world case descriptions to present specific tools and methods. This book aims at ensuring sustainable solutions in adaptation to climate change. The challenge of adaptation is still at an early stage; this book fills relevant gaps in current knowledge on climate adaptation, providing a crucial set of tools to support effective decision-making. It acts as a guide to practitioners and decision-makers along different steps of on-going adaptation processes. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe contains methods and tools for improving stakeholder’s participation and analyzing costs and benefits of different adaptation measures. It is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and experts and policymakers working in climate change and adaptation. Features real world case studies providing a tool for comparative learning Fulfills the current knowledge gap in climate change adaptation Includes top-down economic models allowing for a novel application and integration of adaptation features in European and global models Provides in-depth analysis of participation using new empirical material and approaches

Developing Adaptation Policy and Practice in Europe Multi level Governance of Climate Change

Developing Adaptation Policy and Practice in Europe  Multi level Governance of Climate Change
Author: E. Carina H. Keskitalo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2010-09-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9048193257

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Mitigation will not be sufficient for us to avoid climate change and we will need to adapt to its consequences. This book targets the development of adaptation policy in European countries with different relations between central and regional/local government.

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Author: Marianne Fay,Rachel Block,Jane Ebinger
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-01-28
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0821381326

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Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia presents an overview of what adaptation to climate change might mean for the countries of the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA). The next decade offers a window of opportunity for ECA countries to make their development more resilient to climate change.

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Goran Trbic,Dejan Filipovic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2018-12-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030033835

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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 Change Adaptation Manual

Climate Change Adaptation Manual
Author: Andrea Prutsch,Torsten Grothmann,Sabine McCallum,Inke Schauser,Rob Swart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781134612437

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Due to the lack of success in climate change mitigation efforts, the importance of adaptation is becoming more and more apparent and is now one of the main imperatives of international research and action. However, research on adaptation is mostly not directly applicable to adaptation policy or practice, leaving a gap between scientific results and practical advice for decision makers and planners. This book seeks to address this problem and bridge the gap and should provide readers with practical and applicable information on climate change adaptation. Following an introduction, the book is organised into four main sections, each reflecting an essential component in the adaptation process. Climate change adaptation is an emerging subject area and has gained increased political and academic attention within the last decade. Whereas most books in the field focus on adaptation in developing countries, this volume provides an examination of predominantly European policy and offers inter-disciplinary insight into cutting edge knowledge and lessons learnt in a relatively new field of implementation.

Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations

Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations
Author: James D. Ford,Lea Berrang-Ford
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2011-06-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789400705678

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It is now widely accepted that adaptation will be necessary if we are to manage the risks posed by climate change. What we know about adaptation, however, is limited. While there is a well established body of scholarship proposing assessment approaches and explaining concepts, few studies have examined if and how adaptation is taking place at a national or regional level.

Climate Change Policy in the European Union

Climate Change Policy in the European Union
Author: Andrew Jordan,Dave Huitema,Harro van Asselt,Tim Rayner,Frans Berkhout
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-04-29
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781139486026

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The European Union (EU) has emerged as a leading governing body in the international struggle to govern climate change. The transformation that has occurred in its policies and institutions has profoundly affected climate change politics at the international level and within its 27 Member States. But how has this been achieved when the EU comprises so many levels of governance, when political leadership in Europe is so dispersed and the policy choices are especially difficult? Drawing on a variety of detailed case studies spanning the interlinked challenges of mitigation and adaptation, this volume offers an unrivalled account of how different actors wrestled with the complex governance dilemmas associated with climate policy making. Opening up the EU's inner workings to non-specialists, it provides a perspective on the way that the EU governs, as well as exploring its ability to maintain a leading position in international climate change politics.

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

Life in Europe Under Climate Change
Author: Joseph Alcamo,Jorgen E. Olesen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-05-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781405196185

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Life in Europe will indeed go on as the climate changes, but not in the same way as before. The air will be warmer, winds will change, patterns of rainfall and snowfall will alter, and sea level is likely to rise. These phenomena are already being seen. Europe will in the future experience marked changes in vegetation cover, increased floods along rivers and coastlines as well as more frequent droughts and forest fires, often leading to large societal costs. The changes will be minor in some cases, profound in others, but in any case, pervasive. This book uses the most up to date information issued by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and informs readers about these effects, as well as showing how Europe is contributing to attempts to slow the tempo of global climate change, and how it can adapt to the climate change that seems unavoidable. Life in Europe under Climate Change makes essential information on climate impacts in Europe accessible to a broad audience, including students, politicians, planners and members of non–governmental organizations.