Advertisement

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Methodological Issues

  • Richard J.T. Klein
  • Donald C. Maciver
Article

Abstract

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened a Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in Costa Rica in 1998 that involved more than 200 expects and incorporated views from many research communities. This paper summarizes the recommendations from the Workshop and profiles the contributions to the advancement of methodologies for adaptation science.

IPCC adaptation science methodologies recommendations 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Adger, W.N. and Kelly, P.M.: 1999, ‘Social vulnerability to climate change and thearchitecture of entitlements’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  2. Basher, R.E.:1999, ‘Data requirements for developing adaptations to climate variability and change’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  3. Berz, G.A.: 1999, ‘Catastrophes and climate change:concerns and possible countermeasures of the insurance industry’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  4. Bruce, J.P.: 1999, ‘Disaster loss mitigation as an adaptation to climate variability andchange’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  5. Burton, I, Kates, R.W. and White, G.F.: 1993, The Environment as Hazard, Second edition, Guilford Press, NewYork.Google Scholar
  6. Carter, T.R., Parry, M.L., Nishioka, S. and Harasawa, H. (eds): 1994, Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations, Report of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, University College London and Centre for Global Environmental Research, London and Tsukuba, 59 pp.Google Scholar
  7. El-Raey, M., Dewidar, Kh. and El-Hattab, M.:1999, ‘Adaptation to the impacts of sea level rise in Egypt’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  8. Handmer, J.W., Dovers, S. and Downing, T.E.: 1999, ‘Societal vulnerability toclimate change and variability’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  9. Kates, R.W.:1997, ‘Climate change 1995–impacts, adaptations, and mitigation’, Environment, 39(9), 29–33.Google Scholar
  10. Klein, R.J.T., Nicholls, R.J. and Mimura, N.: 1999, ‘Coastal adaptation to climate change: can the IPCCTechnical Guidelines be applied?’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  11. Leary, N.A.: 1999, ‘A framework for benefit-cost analysis of adaptation to climate change and climate variability’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  12. MacIver, D.C. 1998, IPCCWorkshop on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Summary Report to IPCC. Environment Canada, 29 pp.Google Scholar
  13. MacIver, D.C. (ed.) 1998, Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Workshop Summary. EnvironmentCanada, 55 pp.Google Scholar
  14. MacIver, D.C. and Dallmeier, F. (eds): 1999, Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change:Adaptative Management, Special Issue of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, in press.Google Scholar
  15. MacIver, D.C. and Klein, R.J.T. (eds): 1999, IPCC Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Methodological Issues, Special Issue of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  16. Parry, M., Arnell, N., Hulme, M., Nicholls, R.and Livermore, M.: 1998, ‘Adapting to the inevitable’, Nature, 395, 741.Google Scholar
  17. Pielke, R.A.,Jr.: 1998, ‘Rethinking the role of adaptation in climate policy’, Global Environmental Change, 8(2), 159–170.Google Scholar
  18. Raper, S.C.B., Wigley, T.M.L. and Warrick, R.A.: 1996, ‘Global sea level rise: pastand future’, in J.D. Milliman and B.U. Haq (eds), Sea Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence-Causes, Consequences, and Strategies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 11–45.Google Scholar
  19. Santer, B.D., Wigley, T.M.L., Barnett, T.P. and Anyamba, E.: 1996, ‘Detection of climate change and attribution of causes’, in J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg and K. Maskell (eds), Climate Change 1995-The Science of Climate Change, Contribution of Working Group I to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 407–443.Google Scholar
  20. Smit, B., Burton, I., Klein, R.J.T.and Street, R.: 1999, ‘The science of adaptation: a framework for assessment’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  21. Smith, D.I.: 1999, ‘Urban flood damage and greenhousescenarios-the implications for policy: an example from Australia’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  22. Wheaton E.E. and MacIver, D.C. 1998 Working Paper on Adaptation to Climate Varibaility andChange in MacIver, D.C. IPCC Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change. Environment Canada, 29 pp.Google Scholar
  23. Wheaton, E.E. and MacIver, D.C.: 1999, ‘A framework and key questions for adapting to climate variabilityand change’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar
  24. Wigley, T.M.L.: 1995, ‘Global-mean temperature and sea level consequences of greenhouse gas concentration stabilization’, Geophysical Research Letters, 22(1), 45–48.Google Scholar
  25. Yohe, G. and Dowlatabadi, H.: 1999, ‘Risk anduncertainties, analysis and evaluation: lessons for adaptation and integration’, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, this issue.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J.T. Klein
    • 1
  • Donald C. Maciver
    • 2
  1. 1.Postdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Atmospheric Environment ServiceDownsviewCanada

Personalised recommendations