Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific : How Can Countries Adapt?

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-05
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Climate change is now widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the world. The less developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, despite contributing the least to the emission of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measures-both structural and nonstructural-in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to water resources, agriculture, and natural resources management, which are some of the most vital sectors for the region from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Although the policies and measures discussed in the book are specific to the Asia and Pacific region, the key findings will be relevant to other regions as well; for example, Africa and Latin America.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Forewordp. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Worapot Manupipatpongp. 1
Climate Change Challenges, Scenarios, Risks, and Planning Tools
Review of the Economics of Climate Change on Southeast Asiap. 9
Agricultural Impact of Climate Change: A General Equilibrium Analysis with Special Reference to Southeast Asiap. 17
Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning for Food Securityp. 36
Framework Conditions for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Natural Resource Planningp. 47
Evolving Adaptation Measures in the Region
Valuing Natural Resource Management: Climate Change Adaptation in the European Unionp. 69
Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning for Water Securityp. 80
Water Management Practices and Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiencesp. 104
Adaptation Measures for Climate Change in Japanp. 125
Climate Change Impacts on the Mekong River Deltap. 130
Integrated Approach to Climate Change Impact Assessment on Agricultural Production Systemsp. 138
Adaptation in Urban Settings: Asian Experiencesp. 156
Successful Programs and Measures of Adaptation in Vulnerable Areas
Flood Disasters and Warning Systems in Northern Thailandp. 171
Integrated Flood Analysis System: An Efficient Tool to Implement Flood Forecasting and Warning Systemsp. 178
Effectiveness of Early Warning Systems and Monitoring Tools in the Mekong Basinp. 196
Insurance Solutions to Climate Change in Asia and the Pacificp. 206
Community-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons and Findingsp. 217
Learning to Adapt: Case of Gender Alliance in Japanp. 230
Structural and Nonstructural Adaptation Measures of Climate Change in Indiap. 235
Action Plan for Policymakers and Planners to Reduce Risk Impact
Adapting to Climate Change: Developing Local Capacityp. 253
Financing Adaptation Responses: Disaster Mitigation in Viet Namp. 262
Economic Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture at Farm Levelp. 276
Supporting Climate Action Plans: The Role of the Adaptation Knowledge Platformp. 287
Capacity Building Strategies for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity in the Asia and Pacific Region: Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentationp. 295
Current Status of Adaptation Planning in the Regionp. 320
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planningp. 328
Conclusions, Policy Implications, and the Way Forwardp. 338
Glossaryp. 349
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 351
Indexp. 355
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