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Climate change, adaptive capacity and development [electronic resource] / editors, Joel B. Smith, Richard J.T. Klein, Saleemul Huq.

Contributor(s): Smith, Joel B | Klein, Richard J. T | Huq, Saleemul.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Imperial College Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (viii, 347 p.) : ill., col. maps.ISBN: 1860945813 (electronic bk.); 9781860945816 (electronic bk.); 9781860943737; 186094373X.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects | Climatic changes -- Developing countries | Climat -- Changements -- Aspect de l'environnement | Changement global (Environnement) | �Economie politique -- Aspect sociologique | Agriculture -- Aspect de l'environnement | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green BusinessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Climate change, adaptive capacity and development.DDC classification: 333.714 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments / Joel B. Smith, Richard J.T. Klein and Saleemul Huq -- Introduction / Joel B. Smith, Richard J.T. Klein and Saleemul Huq -- From adaptation to adaptive capacity and vulnerability reduction / Barry Smit and Olga Pilifosova -- Social aspects of adaptive capacity / W. Neil Adger -- Adaptive capacity: what does it mean in the context of natural hazards? / John Handmer -- Lessons from famine early warning and food security for understanding adaptation to climate change: toward a vulnerability/adaptation science? / Thomas E. Downing -- Assessing vulnerability in the context of changing socioeconomic conditions: a study of Egypt / Gary Yohe ... [et al.] -- Do we have the adaptive capacity to develop and use the adaptive capacity to adapt? / Ian Burton -- A legal framework of adaptation and adaptive capacity / Roda Verheyen -- Adaptation funding: legal and institutional issues / Roda Verheyen -- Adaptive capacity: the Philippines coastal resources experience / Rosa T. Perez -- Adaptation to climatic variability and change in Tlaxcala, Mexico / Cecilia Conde and Hallie Eakin -- Engaging Africa in adaptation to climate change / Chris H.D. Magadza -- Adaptation, sustainable development and equity: the case of Pakistan / Shaheen Rafi Khan -- Enhancing the capacity of developing countries to adapt to climate change: a policy relevant research agenda / Richard J.T. Klein and Joel B. Smith -- Workshop agenada and list of participants.
Summary: The Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) has presented strong evidence that human-induced climatechange is occurring and that all countries of the world will beaffected and need to adapt to impacts. The IPCC points out that manydeveloping countries are particularly vulnerable because of theirrelatively low adaptive capacity.
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Acknowledgments / Joel B. Smith, Richard J.T. Klein and Saleemul Huq -- Introduction / Joel B. Smith, Richard J.T. Klein and Saleemul Huq -- From adaptation to adaptive capacity and vulnerability reduction / Barry Smit and Olga Pilifosova -- Social aspects of adaptive capacity / W. Neil Adger -- Adaptive capacity: what does it mean in the context of natural hazards? / John Handmer -- Lessons from famine early warning and food security for understanding adaptation to climate change: toward a vulnerability/adaptation science? / Thomas E. Downing -- Assessing vulnerability in the context of changing socioeconomic conditions: a study of Egypt / Gary Yohe ... [et al.] -- Do we have the adaptive capacity to develop and use the adaptive capacity to adapt? / Ian Burton -- A legal framework of adaptation and adaptive capacity / Roda Verheyen -- Adaptation funding: legal and institutional issues / Roda Verheyen -- Adaptive capacity: the Philippines coastal resources experience / Rosa T. Perez -- Adaptation to climatic variability and change in Tlaxcala, Mexico / Cecilia Conde and Hallie Eakin -- Engaging Africa in adaptation to climate change / Chris H.D. Magadza -- Adaptation, sustainable development and equity: the case of Pakistan / Shaheen Rafi Khan -- Enhancing the capacity of developing countries to adapt to climate change: a policy relevant research agenda / Richard J.T. Klein and Joel B. Smith -- Workshop agenada and list of participants.

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The Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) has presented strong evidence that human-induced climatechange is occurring and that all countries of the world will beaffected and need to adapt to impacts. The IPCC points out that manydeveloping countries are particularly vulnerable because of theirrelatively low adaptive capacity.

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