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    Call number: 9783319707037 (e-book)
    Description / Table of Contents: This book presents a comprehensive overview of research and projects regarding climate change adaptation in coastal areas, providing government and nongovernment bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts.According to the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), coastal zones are highly vulnerable to climate change, and climate-driven impacts may be further exacerbated by other human-induced pressures.  Apart from sea-level rise, which poses a threat to both human well-being and property, extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges lead not only to significant damage to property and infrastructure, but also to salt water intrusion, groundwater salinisation, and intensified soil erosion, among many other problems. There are also numerous negative impacts on the natural environment and biodiversity, including damage to important wetlands and habitats that safeguard the overall ecological balance, and consequently the provision of ecosystem services and goods on which the livelihoods of millions of people depend. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how climate change affects coastal areas and communities, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that can help the countries and communities in coastal areas to adapt and become more resilient.  It is against this background that this book has been produced. It includes papers written by scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, pursuing research and/or executing climate change projects in coastal areas and working with coastal communities. Focusing on “managing climate change in coastal regions”, it showcases valuable lessons learned from research and field projects and presents best practices to foster climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, which can be implemented elsewhere.
    Type of Medium: 12
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (ix, 478 Seiten) , Illustrationen, Karten
    ISBN: 9783319707037 , 978-3-319-70703-7
    ISSN: 1610-2002 , 1610-2010
    Series Statement: Climate change management
    Language: English
    Note: Contents Part I Principles, Approaches and Projects on Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea / Johannes Luetz and Peni Hausia Havea Sustainable Small-scale Mariculture Ventures as a Comparative Climate Friendly Livelihood Alternative in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia / Simon Ellis, Maria Haws, Jasmine Mendiola and Mikelson Hemil Planning and Urban Informality—Addressing Inclusiveness for Climate Resilience in the Pacific / Colleen Butcher-Gollach At the Frontline of Climate Change: Adaptation, Limitations and Way Forward for the South Pacific Island States / Dhrishna Charan, Kushaal Raj, Ravneel Chand, Lionel Joseph and Priyatma Singh Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Climate Change Resilience of Coastal Communities in Yap / Murukesan Krishnapillai Capacity Development and TVET: Accredited Qualifications for Improving Resilience of Coastal Communities—A Vanuatu Case Study / Tess Martin, Sarah Hemstock, Helene Jacot Des Combes and Charles Pierce An Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Fishermen and Adaption Strategies in Central Region, Ghana / Selorm Akaba and Samuel Akuamoah-Boateng Retreat or Rebuild: Exploring Geographic Retreat in Humanitarian Practices in Coastal Communities / Rosetta S. Elkin and Jesse M. Keenan “God and Tonga Are My Inheritance!”—Climate Change Impact on Perceived Spritiuality, Adaptation and Lessons Learnt from Kanokupolu, ‘Ahau, Tukutonga, Popua and Manuka in Tongatapu, Tonga / Peni Hausia Havea, Sarah L. Hemstock, Helene Jacot Des Combes and Johannes Luetz Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) for Coastal Resilience Against Water Related Disasters in Bangladesh / M. Mustafa Saroar Part II Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas Black Pearl Farming as an Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change / Mattlan Zackhras, Payton Deeks and Simon Ellis Reviving Traditional Croplands to Improve Community Climate Resilience / Bernie Besebes Coping with Future Coastal Floods in Denmark—Advancing the Use of Global Frameworks / Martin Jebens and Carlo Sorensen Local Knowledge Co-production, Emergent Climate Adaptation Publics and Regional Experimentalist Governance: An Institutional Design Case Study / Nicole Lisa Klenk, James Ian MacLellan, Kim Reeder and Dragos Flueraru Economic Resiliency and Food Security in the Marshall Islands Through Polydactylus sexfilis Aquaculture / Kathleen Hicks and Ryan Murashige Advantages and Challenges of Participatory Management of Customary Coastal Areas in the French Islands of the Pacific / Allenbach Michel, Le Duff Matthieu, Dumas Pascal and Bouteiller Yolaine Courts as Decision-Makers on Sea Level Rise Adaptation Measures: Lessons from New Zealand / Catherine Iorns Magallanes, Vanessa James and Thomas Stuart Mapping of Benthic Habitats in Komave, Coral Coast Using WorldView-2 Satellite Imagery / Roselyn Naidu, Frank Muller-Karger and Mathew McCarthy Exploring the Practicability and Applicability of Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Protection of Samoa’s Selected Watershed Areas / Susana Taua’a Predicting True Climate Change Risks and Opportunities in the Cook Islands: How Vulnerable Are Pacific Maritime Supply Chain Stakeholders? / Jack Dyer Climate Change and Integrated Coastal Management: Risk Perception and Vulnerability in the Luanda Municipality (Angola) / Bernardo Castro, Walter Leal Filho, Fernando J. P. Caetano and Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro A Psychological Model of Climate Change Adaptation: Influence of Resource Loss, Posttraumatic Growth, Norms, and Risk Perception Following Cyclone Winston in Fiji / David N. Sattler, Albert Whippy, James M. Graham and James Johnson ‘Yakasisi’ in Planning for a More Sustainable Future of Coastal Communities Impacted by Climate Change, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea / David K. Mitchell and George Aigoma Limits and Barriers to Transformation: A Case Study of April Ridge Relocation Initiative, East Honiara, Solomon Islands / Michael Otoara Ha’apio, Keith Morrison, Ricardo Gonzalez, Morgan Wairiu and Elisabeth Holland Impacts of Climate Change in Coastal Areas: Lessons Learned and Experiences / Walter Leal Filho
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