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Handbook of Climate Change Management

Research, Leadership, Transformation

  • Very international, covering many countries

  • Describes research and projects on climate change adaptation in a comprehensive way

  • Provides government and non-government bodies with a sound basis to lead and promote climate change adaptation efforts

  • Fills in a market niche, being a comprehensive publication on the topic

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Table of contents (229 entries)

  1. A Time Series Analysis of the Nexus Between Climate Change and Cassava Production in Southwest Nigeria

    • Babatunde Peter Ekundayo, Adewale Isaac Olutumise, Olumide Oyewole Akinrinola
  2. Adaptation in São Paulo Coastal Zone: Climate Change Management and Anticipatory Governance

    • Pedro Henrique Campello Torres, Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza, Pedro Roberto Jacobi, Fabiana Barbi, Katia Pisciotta
  3. Agricultural Climate Atlas for Kajiado and Kiambu Counties, Kenya

    • Emmanuel Ochola Matsaba, Merlijn van Selm, John Mwibanda Wesonga, Hasse Goosen, Ingrid Coninx, Irene Koomen
  4. Agricultural Extension in Environmental Issues Discourse: Case of Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

    • Chimkanma Chimenem Wigwe, Chinwoke Clara Ifeanyi-Obi, Judith Osinachi Fabian
  5. Analysis of International Climate Change Agreements in the Context of Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Diana Belem López Cruz, Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga, Gabriela Narcizo de Lima
  6. Antioxidant Defense System and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Interplay in Plants Under Drought Condition

    • Mohsin Nawaz, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum, Umair Ashraf, Farrukh Azeem, Zhiyong Wang
  7. Assessment of Climate Change-Induced Migration of Crop Farmers in Northern Nigeria

    • Idowu O. Ologeh, Joshua B. Akarakiri, Victor O. Sobanke

About this book

Climate change is one of the major challenges of modern times. Its impacts are manifold and vary from
sea level rise (especially relevant to those living in coastal areas), to the increased frequency of extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges, which not only poses problems to property and infrastructure, but also to human health. Climate change is also associated with damages to the physical and natural environment, as well as to biodiversity.
 According to the 5th Assessment Report produced by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), many geographical regions across the world are moderately or highly vulnerable to climate change, whose impacts may be further exacerbated by other human-induced pressures.
The above state of affairs illustrates the need for a better and more holistic understanding of how climate change affects countries and regions on the one hand, but also on how the many problems it causes may be managed on the other, vis-a-vis a better ability to adapt. There is also a perceived need to showcase successful examples of how to duly address and manage the many social, economic and political problems posed by climate change around the world, in order to replicate and even upscale the successful ones.
It is against this background that the Handbook of Climate Change Management has been produced. It contains papers prepared by scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects, and working with communities across all geographical regions. The Handbook focuses on "Research, Leadership, Transformation", 
meaning that it serves the purpose of showcasing the role these key areas play in respect of applied research, field projects and best practices to foster climate change adaptation worldwide.


  • Climate Change
  • Adaption
  • Leadership
  • Social Transformation
  • Environmental Management

Editors and Affiliations

  • FTZ-ALS, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

  • School of Social Sciences, CHC Higher Education, Carindale, Australia

    Johannes Luetz

  • Center for Food Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Desalegn Ayal

About the editors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and holds the Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is a Lead Author at AR6´s Working Group II (Climate Change Adaptation) at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), founding editor of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, and heads the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Climate Change Management series with Springer. Prof. Walter Leal serves on the editorial board of various journals. He has in excess of 400 publications to his credit, among which are ground-breaking books such as “Universities and Climate Change”, “The Economic, Social and Political Aspects of Climate Change”, the “Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation” and the “Handbook of Climate Change Resilience”. He has nearly 30 years of field experience on project management, and has a particular interest in the connections between sustainability, climate change adaptation, and human behaviour.

Dr. Johannes M. Luetz (BA/USA, MBA/Germany, Ph.D/Australia) is Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Coordinator and Research Chair at CHC, a bespoke private higher education provider in Brisbane, and Adjunct Academic at UNSW Sydney in the School of Social Sciences, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Management with a thesis on forced migration. Dr. Luetz has travelled and consulted extensively for World Vision International on research projects raising awareness of the growing effects of climate change on vulnerable communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the need to meaningfully address vulnerabilities through praxis-informed approaches that work in the real world. He was raised in West Africa and Switzerland, cares deeply about poverty reduction, justice and equity, and has researched, written and published conceptually and empirically in these areas. He is a big picture thinker and has interdisciplinary research interests at the science-policy interface, including in areas of leadership development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, human resilience, the not-for-profit sector, sustainability, ecotheology and social transformation, among others. He heads the “Master of Social Science Leadership” program at CHC, which through its research and teaching activities on change leadership seeks to give rise to comprehensive social transformation.

Dr. Desalegn Ayal is Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the Center for Food Security Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University. Desalegn holds a Ph.D. in Geography. Desalegn serves as the Deputy Editor of International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. He has published more than 30 publications including books, book chapters, and refereed journal articles and is East Africa Vice President for Interconnections for Making Africa Great Empowered and Sustainable Initiative. Desalegn has also presented papers on climate adaptation and related issues at many international and national conferences. His principal areas of research interest include climate change and adaptation, climate resilience, climate change mitigation and related issues, indigenous weather forecasting, integrated natural resources rehabilitation and management, livelihoods, and food security nexus, among others. He thoroughly understands the link between natural and human-induced hazards with sustainable development and works hard to familiarize with current tools of climate change impact assessment on livelihood and the wider environment. Desalegn has been actively involved in climate resilience and integrated natural resources rehabilitation and management research, and development interventions to improve food security.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Climate Change Management

  • Book Subtitle: Research, Leadership, Transformation

  • Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Johannes Luetz, Desalegn Ayal

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Earth & Environm. Science, Reference Module Physical and Materials Science

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Economic Sociology, Environmental Management, Environmental Law