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Adapting to Climate Change

  • Theodoros ZachariadisEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Both mitigation and adaptation to climate change are required in order to strengthen climate resilience. Although Cyprus contributes a negligible amount of emissions to global warming, it is likely to suffer considerable climate change impacts because of its location in one of the most vulnerable regions of the planet. Therefore, the formulation and implementation of a strategy on adaptation to climate change are crucial for the country. This chapter outlines general principles for good climate change governance, in line with the European best practices; provides an overview of a realistic climate adaptation strategy; highlights the economic and fiscal aspects of adaptation and emphasises the importance of a green tax reform as a valuable measure to achieve both economic and climate resilience.

Keywords

Adaptation economics Adaptation strategy Climate resilience Fiscal policy Green taxes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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