Climate Change Adaptation Strategies – An Upstream-downstream Perspective

  • Nadine Salzmann
  • Christian Huggel
  • Samuel U. Nussbaumer
  • Gina Ziervogel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nadine Salzmann, Christian Huggel, Samuel U. Nussbaumer, Gina Ziervogel
      Pages 3-15
    3. Graham McDowell, Eleanor Stephenson, James Ford
      Pages 17-38
  3. Part B

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Boris Orlowsky, Norina Andres, Nadine Salzmann, Christian Huggel, Christine Jurt, Luis Vicuña et al.
      Pages 41-58
    3. Randy Muñoz, César Gonzales, Karen Price, Ana Rosario, Christian Huggel, Holger Frey et al.
      Pages 59-78
    4. Saskia Elisabeth Werners, Sándor Szalai, Henk Zingstra, Éva Kőpataki, Andreas Beckmann, Ernst Bos et al.
      Pages 79-99
    5. Musonda Mumba, Sophie Kutegeka, Barbara Nakangu, Richard Munang, Charles Sebukeera
      Pages 121-140
    6. Pablo Dourojeanni, Edith Fernandez-Baca, Silvia Giada, James Leslie, Karen Podvin, Florencia Zapata
      Pages 141-160
    7. Veruska Muccione, Ben Daley
      Pages 161-177
    8. Anju Pandit, Anmol Jain, Randhir Singha, Augustus Suting, Senti Jamir, Neera Shresthra Pradhan et al.
      Pages 179-194
  4. Part C

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Daniel Kull, Habiba Gitay, Sofia Bettencourt, Robert Reid, Alanna Simpson, Kevin McCall
      Pages 255-270
    3. Thomas Kohler, André Wehrli, Elbegzaya Batjargal, Sam Kanyamibwa, Daniel Maselli, Urs Wiesmann
      Pages 271-292

About this book


Climate change and the related adverse impacts are among the greatest challenges facing humankind during the coming decades. Even with a significant reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, it will be inevitable for societies to adapt to new climatic conditions and associated impacts and risks. This book offers insights to first experiences of developing and implementing adaptation measures, with a particular focus on mountain environments and the adjacent downstream areas. It provides a comprehensive ‘state-of-the-art’ of climate change adaptation in these areas through the collection and evaluation of knowledge from several local and regional case studies and by offering new expertise and insights at the global level. As such, the book is an important source for scientists, practitioners and decision makers alike, who are working in the field of climate change adaptation and towards sustainable development in the sense of the Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030.


Climate Change Adaptation Climate Change Impacts Mountains Upstream-Downstream Climate Risks Ecosystems Ecosystem Based Adaptation Vulnerability Perception Resilience Science-Policy Dialogue

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadine Salzmann
    • 1
  • Christian Huggel
    • 2
  • Samuel U. Nussbaumer
    • 3
  • Gina Ziervogel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Environmental & Geographical Science and African Climate and Development InitiativeUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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