The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book contains horizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptation research, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australiaas social-ecological systems have a long history of adapting to climate variability and change, and in recent decades has been a world-leader in implementing and researching adaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all those working to adapt our environment and societies to climate change.... property losses, 27a8 bushfire, 8, 386a7, 407a8 building damage, 29 Perth, 408 property losses, 27 risk management, ... 46 coral reefs, 191 artificial, 194 corporate governance, 438a40 cost-benefit analysis, 438 cost-benefit-risk screening, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation|
|Author||:||Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2014-10-27|