Climate Change Adaptation in North America: Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt

Leal Filho, Walter, Keenan, Jesse M.

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2018-08-01
  • 售價: $6,090
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$5,786
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 354
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 3319852329
  • ISBN-13: 9783319852324

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This edited book responds to the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects North America and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help countries and communities to develop a more robust adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and environmental complexities posed by climate change. The book attempts to synthesize various branches of resilience and adaptation scholarship into a cohesive text that highlights field research and best practices that are shaping policy and practice in a wide geography from the coastal conditions of the Caribbean to the thawing landscape of the Arctic Circle.


Professor Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has in excess of 250 publications to his credit, among which ground-breaking books such as "Handbook of Climate Change Management" and others. He teaches on information, education, communication on climate change at various European universities. He has over 20 years of research experience and has a particular interest on the connections between climate and human behavior.
Professor Jesse M. Keenan (A.B., M.Sc., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., A.M., ASCE) is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he teaches courses and conducts research in resilience and adaptation science. Keenan has served as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Community Resilience Panel for Building and Infrastructure Systems under two White House administrations and as Editor of the Built Environment at Keenan has conducted climate adaptation research with various cities around the globe including Amsterdam, Boston, Miami, New York City (NYC), Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm and Tokyo. Keenan's many publications include, "Blue Dunes: Climate Change By Design."