Adapting to Climate Change: An International Perspective

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The implications of climate change are global in nature, and the potential effects will require adaptation in numerous spheres of human activity.
This volume addresses measures which can be taken to anticipate the potential impact of climate change in order to minimize negative effects and take advantage of any positive effects. It includes papers addressing adaptation in agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests and wildlife, ...

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Overview

The implications of climate change are global in nature, and the potential effects will require adaptation in numerous spheres of human activity.
This volume addresses measures which can be taken to anticipate the potential impact of climate change in order to minimize negative effects and take advantage of any positive effects. It includes papers addressing adaptation in agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests and wildlife, fisheries, and human settlements.
Based on the 1995 International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, this book is the first to focus solely on the topic of adaptation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780387946399
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Pages: 475

Table of Contents

Introduction
Conference Summary Statement
An Overview of Adaptation to Climate Change 5
Past Changes in Climate and Societal Adaptations 16
Assessing Climate Change Adaptations, The IPCC Guidelines 27
Adapting to Climate Variations in Developing Regions: A Planning Framework 44
The Growth of Adaptation Capacity: Practice and Policy 55
Using a Decision Matrix to Assess Climate Change Options 68
The Potential Costs of Climate Change Adaptation 80
Malawi: How Climate Change Adaptation Options Fit within the UNFCCC National Communication and National Development Plans 97
Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Egypt 109
Adaptive Measures for Zimbabwe's Agricultural Sector 128
Model-Based Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for Wheat Yields in Kazakhstan 148
The Impact of Climate Change on Spring Wheat Yield in Mongolia and Its Adaptability 164
Some Adaptations of the Tea Plant to Dry Environments 174
Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Global Food Production: Options for Adaptive Strategies 188
Water Resources Adaptation Strategy in an Uncertain Environment 211
Anthropogenic Climate Change and Reduction of Water Resources: Adaptation Issues Related to the Economy in Kazakhstan 225
Adaptation of Hydropower Generation in Costa Rica and Panama to Climate Change 232
Managing Water Resources for Climate Change Adaptation 243
Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise in the Pearl River Delta Area: Preliminary Study Results and a Comprehensive Adaptation Strategy 265
Sea-Level Rise Along the Lima Coastal Zone, Peru, as a Result of Global Warming: Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures 283
Response Strategies and Adaptive Measures to Potential Sea-Level Rise in The Gambia 299
Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: A Challenge for Small Island Nations 311
Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: A Perspective from the Netherlands and Bangladesh 322
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Resources Sector of Bangladesh: Some Issues and Problems 335
A Study of Climate Change Impacts on the Forests of Venezuela 347
Global Climate Change Adaptation: Examples from Russian Boreal Forests 359
Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments of Forest Vegetation in Bulgaria 374
Biodiversity and Wildlife: Adaptation to Climate Change 384
Forecasting by Analogy: Local Responses to Global Climate Change 407
Anticipated Effects of Climate Change on Commercial Pelagic and Artisanal Coastal Fisheries in the Federated States of Micronesia 427
Permafrost and Global Warming: Strategies of Adaptation 440
Health Adaptations to Climate Change: Need for Far-Sighted, Integrated Approaches 450
Index 465
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