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Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards by Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

By Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

This publication identifies classes discovered from ordinary risk studies to aid groups plan for and adapt to weather swap. Written by means of best specialists, the case experiences learn various studies, from serious storms to sea-level similar risks, droughts, warmth waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North the US, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island constructing States. the teachings are grouped based on 4 imperatives: (i) increase collaborative governance networks; (ii) construct adaptive features; (iii) put money into pre-event making plans; and (iv) the ethical significant to adopt adaptive activities that develop resilience and sustainability.

"A theoretically wealthy and empirically grounded research of the interface among catastrophe possibility administration and weather switch version, accomplished but available, and extremely timely."Mark Pelling, division of Geography, King’s university London, united kingdom.

"This booklet represents a huge contribution to the certainty of typical dangers making plans as an pressing first step for lowering catastrophe chance and adapting to weather switch to make sure sustainable and equitable development."Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, technological know-how Committee, built-in examine on catastrophe danger IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director foreign method for catastrophe aid, UNISDR.

“What a great addition to the younger literature on weather edition and threat mitigation! Bruce Glavovic and Gavin Smith each one deliver to the modifying activity an extraordinary combination of stable scholarly attainment and on-the-ground adventure that shines via during this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical rules from the geographical regions of weather and risks and their validation in a wealthy set of numerous case reports pulled in from world wide. This booklet should still stay a vintage for plenty of years.”William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.

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Bulkeley 2006; Davoudi et al. 2009; Wilson and Piper 2010; Davoudi 2012; Hurlimann and March 2012; Picketts et al. 2012; Porter and Davoudi 2012; Wilkinson 2012). Hurlimann and March (2012) describe six qualities of planning that makes it a powerful tool for adaptation and, by extension in the context of the argument above, reducing risk and building resilience and sustainability. Planning can enable communities to (i) address matters of common concern; (ii) resolve conflicting interests; (iii) take into account interconnections across spatial, temporal and governance scales, whilst taking into account local nuances; (iv) address uncertainty and build capacity to cope with change; (v) facilitate social learning and function as a repository, integrator and conduit of knowledge; and (vi) coordinate and integrate a wide range of actors and institutional processes to realize a shared vision for the future.

Resilient coastal cities: Planning for climate change in the United States and Australia. Cambridge: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Board on Natural Disasters. (1999). Mitigation emerges as major strategy for reducing losses caused by natural disasters. Science, 284, 1943–1947. Bouwer, L. , & Aerts, J. H. (2006). Financing climate change adaptation. Disasters, 30(1), 49–63. , & Nelson, V. (2009). Exploring development futures in a changing climate: Frontiers for development policy and practice.

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