Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation


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This book makes a strong case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and their services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields. Clear and comprehensive, it is divided into four distinct parts: Introduction (conceptualizing ecosystems), Case Examples (exemplifying ecosystems), Tools (measuring ecosystems), and The Way Ahead (sustaining ecosystems).

The initial chapters provide an overview of ecosystem-based adaptation, clarify the linkages of ecosystems with climate change and climate-related disasters, and state the important requirements in applying the approach. Case examples examine a variety of ecosystems from watershed, coast, and mangroves to arid land and urban ecosystems. Tools look at different views on benchmarking, with specific and concrete ways of benchmarking ecosystem conditions, vulnerability analysis, valuing ecosystem services, a tool linking ecosystem-based adaptation to local governance, and recommendations to the sustainable management of ecosystems. The book concludes by drawing lessons from the preceding chapters, detailing the challenges and suggesting specific ways forward in ecosystem-based adaptation approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780526904
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Series: Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management , #12
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

About the Editors ix

Brief Introduction of the Series xi

Brief Introduction of the Volume xiii

Preface xv

Part I Introduction: Conceptualizing Ecosystems

Chapter 1 Overview of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 3

Chapter 2 Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and the Millennium Development Goals Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 19

Chapter 3 The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 41

Part II Case Examples: Exemplifying Ecosystems

Chapter 4 Cooperative Management of Mangrove Ecosystems in India Yusuke Noguchi Rajarshi DasGupta Rajib Shaw 63

Chapter 5 Innovative Approach of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Bangladesh M. Aminul Islam 85

Chapter 6 Watershed Approach to Ecosystem Management Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 107

Chapter 7 Understanding Adaptation Practices in Arid Land Ecosystem Umma Habiba Aki Kogachi Nguyen Huy Rajib Shaw 123

Chapter 8 Redefining Urban Ecosystems Nitin Srivastava Sunil Prashar Akhilesh Surjan Rajib Shaw 145

Part III Tools: Measuring Ecosystems

Chapter 9 Benchmarking Ecosystem Conditions Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 177

Chapter 10 Spatial Relationship and Ecosystem Management Cristino Tiburan Jr. Izuru Saizen Shintaro Kobayashi 197

Chapter 11 Valuing Ecosystem Services Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 223

Chapter 12 Governance in a Changing Climate: An Ecosystem Perspective Noralene Uy Rajib Shaw 239

Part IV The Way Ahead: Sustaining Ecosystems

Chapter 13 Challenges and the Way Ahead in Ecosystem-based Adaptation Rajib Shaw Noralene Uy 257

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