Adaptive Governance And Climate Change

Adaptive Governance And Climate Change

by Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
     
 

As Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Temperatures at the Poles Continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance-an approach that has succeeded in some

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Overview

As Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Temperatures at the Poles Continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance-an approach that has succeeded in some local communities and can be undertaken by others around the globe. This book provides a political and historical analysis of climate change policy; shows how adaptive governance has worked on the ground in Barrow, Alaska, and other local communities; and makes the case for adaptive governance as a complementary approach in the climate change regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878220974
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Acronyms xiv

Boxes and Figures xvii

1 Clarifying the Problem 1

An Appraisal 2

Constructing the Context 7

The Common Interest 22

2 The Regime Evolves 31

Science 32

Policy and Decision Making 52

Exceptions 68

3 Barrow as Microcosm 105

Historical Contexts 107

Vulnerabilities 128

Policy Responses 156

4 Opening the Regime 187

Intensive Inquiry 188

Procedurally Rational Policy 211

Decentralized Decision Making 235

5 Reframing the Context 261

Next Steps 263

Relevant Past 276

Possible Futures 294

Notes 317

Index 397

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