Climate Change Research at Universities

Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges

  • Walter Leal Filho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Research and Education on Climate Change Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Debanjali Saha, Mohammed Abed Hossain, Md. Shahriar Shafayet Hossain, M. Shahjahan Mondal, Rezaur Rahman
      Pages 175-189
    3. Alice Neht, Kathrin Prenger-Berninghoff, Dirk Vallée
      Pages 191-210
  3. Research and Education on Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Edward A. Morgan, Willow Hallgren, Fernanda Helfer, Oz Sahin, Johanna Nalau, Esther Onyango et al.
      Pages 251-262
    3. Magdy Kamal Badir, Hamdy Abd AlRahman
      Pages 263-273
    4. Jean Homian Danumah, Samuel Nii Odai, Mahaman Bachir Saley, Lucette You Akpa, Joerg Szarzynski, Fernand Koffi Kouame
      Pages 291-306
    5. Constantina Skanavis, Aristea Kounani, Ioannis Ntountounakis
      Pages 333-344
    6. Abdourahamane Tankari Dan-badjo, Halima Oumarou Diadie, Sabrina Maria Rita Bonetto, Carlo Semita, Elena Isotta Cristofori, Anna Facello
      Pages 345-358
    7. Krishna Malakar, Trupti Mishra, Anand Patwardhan
      Pages 401-421
    8. Jackson Efitre, Vianny Natugonza, Laban Musinguzi, Mark Olokotum, Shamim Naigaga, Richard Ogutu-Ohwayo
      Pages 423-440
    9. Walter Leal Filho, Ana Maria Jones, Anne Paavolainen, Tuomas Valtonen, Maret Merisaar, Piia Leskinen et al.
      Pages 549-560

About this book


This unique book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences.

Numerous universities worldwide pursue state-of-the-art research on climate change, focussing on mitigation of its effects as well as human adaptation to it. However, the 2015 Paris 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 21)” demonstrated that there is still much room for improvement in the role played by universities in international negotiations and decision-making on climate change.

To date, few scientific meetings have provided multidisciplinary perspectives on climate change in which researchers across the natural and social sciences could come together to exchange research findings and discuss methods relating to climate change mitigation and adaption studies. As a result the published literature has also lacked a broad perspective. This book fills that gap and is of interest to all researchers and policy-makers concerned with global climate change regardless of their area of expertise.


Climate Change Research Adaptation Universities Sustainable Development Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg Univ of Applied Sciences Faculty of Life SciencesHamburgGermany

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