International Perspectives on Climate Change

Latin America and Beyond

ISBN: 978-3-319-04488-0 (Print) 978-3-319-04489-7 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Impacts of Change Impacts in Regions and Geographical Areas

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      Pages 1-1

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      Regional Vulnerability of Agro-Environmental Processes Facing Climate Change. Latin American Adaptation Agendas

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      Pages 19-29

      Risk Analysis in Transboundary Water of the Rivers Pilcomayo and Paraguay

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      Pages 31-46

      Analysis of Temporal Variability of Droughts in Southern Paraguay and Northern Argentina (1961–2011)

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      Pages 47-60

      Sedimentation and Life Expectancy of Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala: Increased Vulnerability Under Future Climate Change

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      Pages 61-77

      Towards Valuing Climate Change Impacts on the Ecosystem Services of a Uruguayan Coastal Lagoon

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      Pages 79-91

      Integrating Climate Science, Monitoring, and Management in the Rio de la Plata Estuarine Front (Uruguay)

  3. The Management of Climate Change Impacts

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      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-106

      Managing the Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America: The Need for Technology Transfer

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      Pages 107-122

      Strategic Contributions to Extreme Climate Change: The Innovation Helixes as a Link Among the Short, Medium and Long-Terms

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      Pages 123-133

      What Contributes to Climate Change Adaptive Capacity? A Retrospective Case Study in a Caribbean Small Island Community

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      Pages 135-149

      Taking a Micro-Perspective on the Global Challenge of Climate Change: The “Microenergy Systems” Research Focus at the Technische Universität Berlin

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      Pages 151-163

      The Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihoods of Coastal People in Bangladesh: A Sociological Study

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      Pages 165-185

      From Rainforests to Drylands: Comparing Family Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change in Three Brazilian Biomes

  4. The Role of Policy-making and the Contribution of Information, Communication and Stakeholders’ Involvement

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      Pages 187-187

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      Pages 189-201

      Precipitation Variability and Adaptation Strategies in the Southern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico: Integrating Local Knowledge with Quantitative Analysis

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      Pages 203-215

      Making Science Count: Climate Change and the Science/Practice Interface

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      Pages 217-225

      Island Erosion and Afflicted Population: Crisis and Policies to Handle Climate Change

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      Pages 227-238

      Does Awareness Through Learning About Climate Change Enhance Farmers’ Perception of and Adaptation to Climate Uncertainty?

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      Pages 239-252

      Local Knowledge and Participatory Climate Change Planning in the Northeastern U.S

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      Pages 253-265

      Evaluating of Post-2012 Carbon Policies

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      Pages 267-286

      Perceptions About Climate Change in Sidama, Ethiopia

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      Pages 287-299

      Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward Climate Change in the Southeastern United States

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