Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change / Edition 1

Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change / Edition 1

by W. Neil Adger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262511932

ISBN-13: 9780262511933

Pub. Date: 05/12/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

As a global society, we need to take action not only to prevent the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change but also to adapt to the unavoidable effects of climate change already imposed on the world.
Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change
looks at the challenges of ensuring that policy responses to climate change do not place undue and

Overview

As a global society, we need to take action not only to prevent the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change but also to adapt to the unavoidable effects of climate change already imposed on the world.
Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change
looks at the challenges of ensuring that policy responses to climate change do not place undue and unfair burdens on already vulnerable populations. All countries will be endangered by climate change risks from flood, drought, and other extreme weather events, but developing countries are more dependent on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as farming and fishing and hence are more vulnerable. Despite this, the concerns of developing countries are marginalized in climate policy decisions that exacerbate current vulnerabilities.

Fairness in Adaptation to
Climate Change
brings together scholars from political science, economics,
law, human geography, and climate science to offer the first assessment of the social justice issues in adaptation to climate change. The book outlines the philosophical underpinnings of different types of justice in relation to climate change, present inequities, and future burdens, and it applies these to real world examples of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia,
and Hungary. It argues that the key to adapting to climate change lies in recognizing the equity and justice issues inherent in its causes and in human responses to it.

Contributors:W. Neil Adger,
Paul Baer, Jon Barnett, Maria Bohn, Kirstin Dow, Saleemul Huq, Roger E. Kasperson,
Mizan R. Khan, Janica Lane, Neil A. Leary, Robin Leichenko, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer,
M. J. Mace, Karen O'Brien, Jouni Paavola, Stephen H. Schneider, David S. G. Thomas,
Chasca Twyman, Anna Vári

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262511933
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >