Climate Adaptation Santiago

  • Kerstin Krellenberg
  • Bernd Hansjürgens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Challenges for Urban Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kerstin Krellenberg, Bernd Hansjürgens
      Pages 3-15
  3. Climate Change Impacts on the Urban-Regional Level of Santiago de Chile

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. James McPhee, Gonzalo Cortés, Maisa Rojas, Lilian Garcia, Aniella Descalzi, Luis Vargas
      Pages 19-41
    3. Jürgen Kopfmüller
      Pages 43-56
  4. Climate Change Impacts on the Urban-Regional Level of Santiago de Chile: Key Sectors and Vulnerabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Helmut Lehn, Laura Margarete Simon, Melanie Oertel
      Pages 59-79
    3. Volker Stelzer, Adriana Quintero
      Pages 81-105
    4. Annemarie Müller, René Höfer
      Pages 107-126
    5. Juliane Welz, Anke Schwarz, Kerstin Krellenberg
      Pages 127-147
  5. Adaptation Strategy: Developing Measures and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Jonathan Barton, Jordan Harris, Kerstin Krellenberg
      Pages 157-173
    3. Kerstin Krellenberg, Katrin Barth, Natàlia García Soler
      Pages 175-187
    4. Kerstin Krellenberg, Katrin Barth, Bernd Hansjürgens
      Pages 207-216

About this book


Th is book addresses the complexity of urbanization, impacts of climate change andclimate change adaptation for the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile, with aspecial focus on the most pressing issues of natural hazards, water and energy supply. The book exemplifi es an integrative, inter- and transdisciplinary approach (IIT) for thedevelopment of adaptation measures, their evaluation and implementation in a decisionsupport framework at the science-policy interface. It builds on scientific analyses of both social and natural scientists, a participatory process with local stakeholders, and a Regional Learning Network between large agglomerations in Latin America. All this led to the development of a Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Santiago de Chile. Th e book is written for scholars of urban management, climate change, planning, governance and hazard research, as well as practitioners in local, regional and international organizations concerned with climate change, climate change impacts, and adaptation in metropolitan regions. While the regional focus is on Latin America the concepts and lessons learned are applicable and relevant to megacities around the world.


Latin America Megacities Participatory Process Risks and Vulnerabilities Urban Climate Change Adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerstin Krellenberg
    • 1
  • Bernd Hansjürgens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Environmental SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39102-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39103-3
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