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Handbook of Climate Services

  • Is highly international, covering many countries

  • Describes climate services in a comprehensive way

  • Provides government and non-government bodies with a sound basis for leading and promoting climate change adaptation efforts

  • Fills in a market niche, offering a comprehensive guide to the topic

Part of the book series: Climate Change Management (CCM)

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Principles, Philisophy and Applications of Climate Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. BASIEC: A Coastal Climate Service Framework for Community-Based Adaptation to Rising Sea-Levels

      • A. Saleem Khan, M. Sabuj Kumar, R. Sudhir Chella, B. Devdyuti
      Pages 11-31
    3. Why There Is More to Adaptation Than Creating a Strategy

      • Steffen Bender, Jörg Cortekar, Markus Groth, Kevin Sieck
      Pages 67-83
    4. Physical Climate Risks and the Financial Sector—Synthesis of Investors’ Climate Information Needs

      • Karianne de Bruin, Romain Hubert, Julie Evain, Christa Clapp, Miriam Stackpole Dahl, Jaclyn Bolt et al.
      Pages 135-156
    5. Public-Private Cooperation for Climate Adaptation—Providing Insurance Loss Data to the Municipalities

      • Åshild Lappegard Hauge, Cecilie Flyen, Christoffer Venås, Anne Kokkonen, Carlo Aall
      Pages 157-181
    6. Evaluation of Climate Services: Enabling Users to Assess the Quality of Multi-model Climate Projections and Derived Products

      • Maida Zahid, Juliane El Zohbi, Elisabeth Viktor, Diana Rechid, Susanne Schuck-Zöller, Elke Keup-Thiel et al.
      Pages 183-201
    7. Provision of Climate Services—The XDC Model

      • Hannah Helmke, Hans-Peter Hafner, Fabian Gebert, Ari Pankiewicz
      Pages 223-249
  3. Case Studies on Climate Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. Climatological Global Solar UV Index: Measurement and Health Issues in Malta

      • Roderick Busuttil, Charles Galdies, Joseph Cacciottolo, Charles Yousif
      Pages 253-277
    3. Climate Change Risk and Insurance as an Adaptation Strategy: An Enquiry into the Regulatory Framework of South Africa and Ghana

      • Ademola Oluborode Jegede, Michael Addaney, Untalimile Crystal Mokoena
      Pages 279-294
    4. Towards More Resilient Food Systems for Smallholder Farmers in the Peruvian Altiplano: The Potential of Community-Based Climate Services

      • Andrea Rossa, Moritz Flubacher, Lizet Cristobal, Hugo Ramos, Filippo Lechthaler
      Pages 327-351

About this book

This book explores climate services, including projections, descriptive information, analyses, assessments, and an overview of current trends.  

Due to the pressures now being put on the world’s climate, it is vital to gather and share reliable climate observation and projection data, which may be tailored for use by different groups. In other words, it is essential to offer climate services. But despite the growth in the use of these services, there are very few specialist publications on this topic. This book addresses that need.

Apart from presenting studies and the results of research projects, the book also offers an overview of the wide range of means available for providing and using climate services. In addition, it features case studies that provide illustrative and inspiring examples of how climate services can be optimally deployed.

Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Services
  • Adaptation
  • Management
  • Policies

Editors and Affiliations

  • FTZ-ALS, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

  • Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS), Hamburg, Germany

    Daniela Jacob

About the editors

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 400 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.

Climate scientist Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob is Head of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability. She holds a PhD in meteorology, was Lead Author of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5 °C”. Her research interests focus on regional climate modelling, the hydrological cycle, and adaption to climate change. She is member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-36875-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)