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Climate Adaptation Futures free pdf Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge - the glamour of international debate is around global mitigation agreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carried out in community halls and local government offices, are often overlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world is realising that effective adaptation will be essential across all sectors to deal with the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The need to understand how to adapt effectively, and to develop appropriate adaptation options and actions, is becoming increasingly urgent. This book reports the current state of knowledge on climate change adaptation, and seeks to expose and debate key issues in adaptation research and practice. It is framed around a number of critical areas of adaptation theory and practice, including: * Advances in adaptation thinking, * Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation, * Engaging and communicating with practitioners, * Key challenges in adaptation and development, * Management of natural systems and agriculture under climate change, * Ensuring water security under a changing climate, * Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, and * The nexus between extremes, disaster management and adaptation. It includes contributions from many of the leading thinkers and practitioners in adaptation today. The book is based on key contributions from the First International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 'Climate Adaptation Futures', held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2010. That three-day meeting of over 1000 researchers and practitioners in adaptation from 50 countries was the first of its kind. Readership: The book is essential reading for a wide range of individuals involved in climate change adaptation, including: * Researchers, * Communication specialists, * Decision-makers and policy makers (e.g. government staff, local council staff), * On-ground adaptation practitioners (e. g. aid agencies, government workers, NGOs), * Postgraduate and graduate students, and * Consultants.

About Jean P. Palutikof

Jean Palutikof is the Director of the National ClimateChange Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) where she has built anational program of adaptation research, communication andpartnerships. Prior to joining NCCARF she managed the production ofthe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) FourthAssessment Report for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation andVulnerability). Her research interests focus on climate changeimpacts, and the application of climatic data to economic andplanning issues. Mark Stafford Smith is Science Director of CSIRO sClimate Adaptation National Research Flagship, where he overseesthe science in a highly interdisciplinary program of research onmany aspects of adapting to climate change. His disciplinarybackground is in drylands systems ecology, management andpolicy. Andrew Ash is the director of CSIRO s ClimateAdaptation National Research Flagship, overseeing a nationwideportfolio of research projects, partnerships and collaborations. Heworks closely with government agencies, businesses and communitieson the need to adapt to unavoidable climate change. Sarah Boulter is a Research Fellow with NCCARF where sheworks on synthesis and communication of adaptation research. Herresearch background includes studies of biodiversity andreproductive ecology of forested systems and the impacts of climatechange. Daniela Guitart is a Research Assistant with NCCARF. She hasconducted research on climate change adaptation measures forterrestrial biodiversity, and on community gardens including theircontribution to food security and agro-biodiversityconservation. Martin Parry is a visiting Professor at The Centre forEnvironmental Policy and visiting Research Fellow at The GranthamInstitute, Imperial College London. Previously he was Co-Chair ofWorking Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), of theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has heldseveral Professorial positions at University of East Anglia,University College London, the University of Oxford and theUniversity of Birmingham. Marie Waschka is the former Knowledge Communication Managerwith NCCARF and in this role established a range of mechanisms topromote and enable the exchange of information to support climatechange adaptation. This included the establishment of eightAustralian Adaptation Research Networks, and organisation of theClimate Adaptation Futures Conference.


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Author : Jean P. Palutikof
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Data Published : 22 March 2013
ISBN : 0470674962
EAN : 9780470674963
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 386 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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