Climate Change and Adaptation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The IPCC, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007, makes clear that while climate change mitigation is vital, the world must also begin to adapt. But how best can this be achieved? This authoritative volume (along with its companion on vulnerability), resulting from the work of the Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) project launched with the IPCC in 2002, is the first to provide an in-depth investigation of the stakes in developing countries. It covers current practices for managing climate risks, deficits between current practices and needs, the changing nature of the risks due to human caused climate change, strategies for adapting to changing risks, and the need to integrate these strategies into development planning and resource management. The book also identifies obstacles to effective adaptation and explores measures needed to create conditions that are favourable to climate change adaptation. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
A stitch in time: General lessons from specific casesp. 1
Adapting conservation strategies to climate change in Southern Africap. 28
Benefits and costs of adapting water planning and management to climate change and water demand growth in the Western Cape of South Africap. 53
Indigenous knowledge, institutions and practices for coping with variable climate in the Limpopo basin of Botswanap. 71
Community development and coping with drought in rural Sudanp. 90
Climate, malaria and cholera in the Lake Victoria region: Adapting to changing risksp. 109
Making economic sense of adaptation in upland cereal production systems in The Gambiap. 131
Past, present and future adaptation by rural households of northern Nigeriap. 147
Using seasonal weather forecasts for adapting food production to climate variability and climate change in Nigeriap. 163
Adapting dryland and irrigated cereal farming to climate change in Tunisia and Egyptp. 181
Adapting to drought, zud and climate change in Mongolia's rangelandsp. 196
Evaluation of adaptation options for the Heihe river basin of Chinap. 211
Strategies for managing climate risks in the lower Mekong river basin: A place-based approachp. 228
Spillovers and trade-offs of adaptation in the Pantabangan-Carranglan watershed of the Philippinesp. 247
Top-down, bottom-up: Mainstreaming adaptation in Pacific island townshipsp. 264
Adapting to dengue risk in the Caribbeanp. 279
Adaptation to climate trends: Lessons from the Argentine experiencep. 296
Local perspectives on adaptation to climate change: Lessons from Mexico and Argentinap. 315
Maize and soybean cultivation in southeastern South America: Adapting to climate changep. 332
Fishing strategies for managing climate variability and change in the estuarine front of the Río de la Platap. 353
List of contributorsp. 371
Indexp. 377
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