Limits to Climate Change Adaptation

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Johanna Nalau

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Johanna Nalau, Walter Leal Filho
    Pages 1-8
  3. Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. G. M. Monirul Alam, Khorshed Alam, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Most Nilufa Khatun, Walter Leal Filho
      Pages 11-24
    3. Adish Khezri, Arbind Man Tuladhar, Jaap Zevenbergen
      Pages 41-57
  4. Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Idowu O. Ologeh, Joshua B. Akarakiri, Francis A. Adesina
      Pages 159-174
    3. Geoffrey Sabiiti, Joseph Mwalichi Ininda, Laban Ayieko Ogallo, Jully Ouma, Guleid Artan, Charles Basalirwa et al.
      Pages 175-190
    4. Vincent Itai Tanyanyiwa, Rejoice Madobi
      Pages 191-208
  5. Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in Australia, North-America and Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Liese Coulter
      Pages 211-226
    3. Goran Trbic, Davorin Bajic, Vladimir Djurdjevic, Vladan Ducic, Raduska Cupac, Đorđe Markez et al.
      Pages 245-259
  6. Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region

About this book


This book sheds new light on the limits of adaptation to anthropogenic climate change. The respective chapters demonstrate the variety of and interconnections between factors that together constitute the constraints on adaptation. The book pays special attention to evidence that illustrates how and where such limits have become apparent or are in the process of establishing themselves, and which indicates future trends and contexts that might prove helpful in understanding adaptation limits. In particular, the book provides an overview of the most important challenges and opportunities regarding adaptation limits at different temporal, jurisdictional, and spatial scales, while also highlighting case studies, projects and best practices that show how they may be addressed. The book presents innovative multi-disciplinary research and gathers evidence from various countries, sectors and regions, the goal being to advance our understanding of the limits to adaptation and ways to overcome or modify them.


Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies Natural Hazards Rural Development Coastal Zones Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Johanna Nalau
    • 2
  1. 1.Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Griffith Institute for TourismGriffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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