Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Jesse M. Keenan
Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Climate Adaptation Management in Rural and Urban Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Valentina Giannini, Emiliano Ramieri, Margarita Caso Chávez, Karina Santos del Prado Gasca, Karla Priego Martínez
      Pages 27-49
    3. Nicole Klenk, Dragos Flueraru, James Ian MacLellan
      Pages 51-66
    4. Omer Chouinard, Steve Plante, Sebastian Weissenberger, Mélinda Noblet, Julie Guillemot
      Pages 67-87
  3. Climate Change and the Built Environment

  4. Conflicts and Synergies: Adaptation, Resilience and Multi-hazard Mitigation

  5. Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239

About this book

Introduction

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 which may help countries and communities to develop an adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and political complexities posed by climate change, so that lessons can be learned and best practices may be disseminated. A focus is on “fostering resilience and the regional capacity to adapt,” meaning that experiences from research, field projects and best practices in climate change adaptation and resilience among countries in the region are presented which may help advance the integration of climate science into socio-economic policies in the public and private sectors.

Keywords

Climate Change Policies Regional Governance Sustainable Development Coastal Infrastructure Resilience Risk Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Jesse M. Keenan
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of DesignHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53742-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53741-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53742-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-2010
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-2002
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