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Handbook of Climate Change Management

Research, Leadership, Transformation

  • Comprehensively details international research and projects

  • Examines key areas in worldwide adaption strategies

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

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Table of contents (229 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxxvi
  2. Agriculture and Technology-Oriented Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Agricultural Climate Atlas for Kajiado and Kiambu Counties, Kenya

      • Emmanuel Ochola Matsaba, Merlijn van Selm, John Mwibanda Wesonga, Hasse Goosen, Ingrid Coninx, Irene Koomen
      Pages 3-23
    3. Agricultural Extension in Environmental Issues Discourse: Case of Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

      • Chimkanma Chimenem Wigwe, Chinwoke Clara Ifeanyi-Obi, Judith Osinachi Fabian
      Pages 25-42
    4. Agricultural Resilience to Climate Change in Burkina Faso: New Methodological Tools for Innovative Approaches

      • Gisèle Tapsoba-Maré, Mathieu Badolo, B. E. Bokonon-Ganta
      Pages 43-61
    5. 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
      Pages 93-117
    6. Biochar Deployment Drivers and Barriers in Least Developed Countries

      • Mathias Fridahl, Simon Haikola, Peter Msumali Rogers, Anders Hansson
      Pages 119-148
    7. Biochar Enhances the Capacity of Climate-Smart Agriculture to Mitigate Climate Change

      • Patrick Nyambo, Hupenyu A. Mupambwa, Adornis D. Nciizah
      Pages 149-166
    8. Biotechnology Role in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Sustainable Crop Production

      • Celestine Azubuike Afiukwa, David Okeh Igwe, Benjamin Ewa Ubi
      Pages 167-193
    9. Challenges and Prospects for Sugarcane Biorefineries in Mitigating Climate Change

      • Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Christian Michel-Cuello
      Pages 213-229
    10. Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building Through Small Grains Production in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

      • Keith Phiri, Sibonokuhle Ndlovu, Moreblessings Mpofu, Philani Moyo
      Pages 231-250
    11. Climate Change Extent and Dipteran Pollinators Diversity in Africa

      • Annabel Banda, Dorothy Chipo Madamba, Tapiwa Gumbo, Admire Chanyandura
      Pages 305-324
    12. Climate Change-Driven Postharvest Losses and Household Food Security in Kayonza District, Rwanda

      • Toyib Aremu, Olawale Olayide, Andre Ndagijimana, Jean Claude Mudahunga
      Pages 325-343
    13. Climate Variability and Its Impacts on the Performance of Elite Uganda Maize Parental Lines

      • A. Oluwaranti, R. Edema, S. A. Ajayi, C. J. Atkinson, G. Asea, D. B. Kwemoi
      Pages 363-380

About this book


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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

  • School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

    Johannes M. Luetz

  • College of Development Studies Food Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Desalegn Ayal

About the editors

Walter Leal Filho holds the chairs of Climate Change Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He directs the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainability Development and Climate Change Management.” His main research interests are in the fields of sustainable development and climate change, also including aspects of climate change and health. He has over 30 years’ experience on climate change projects and directs the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme.

Johannes M. Luetz is the research chair at Christian Heritage College (CHC), an independent higher education provider in Brisbane, Australia. He has consulted extensively for World Vision International on research projects raising awareness of the growing effects of demographic, environmental, and climate change on vulnerable communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He was raised in Sierra Leone and Switzerland; cares deeply about poverty reduction, holistic education, justice, and equity; and has researched and published conceptually and empirically in these areas. He is a big-picture thinker and has interdisciplinary research interests at the science-faith and science-policy interface. This interest has resulted in several authored and edited books, including Beyond Belief: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (Springer, 2021), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Springer, 2021), and Planet Prepare (WVI, 2008), among others. He was also involved as an author and section editor on Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Springer, 2020), the largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken, and the world’s most comprehensive publication on the United Nations SDGs – Vol. 4. addresses SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Dr. Luetz is an adjunct academic in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. There he also completed his PhD (environmental policy and management) in human xxxiii climate migration. His PhD research has featured in national news and documentaries (Bolivia, Bangladesh, Maldives). He has spoken at the UNSW Town & Gown annual signature dinner and has been a guest on ABC Radio National The Science Show. His research has attracted grants, prizes, scholarships, awards, and distinctions, including best thesis prize (2006), UNSW UIP Award (2009), UNSW ASPIRE Award (2012), and best paper awards (2017, 2018). Dr. Luetz convenes the Master of Social Science Leadership program at CHC, which through its research and teaching activities on change leadership seeks to give rise to equitable social transformation. Dr. Luetz is also adjunct fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), deputy editor of Emerald journal IJCCSM, member of the academic board at CHC, and member of the editorial board of Springer Nature journal Discover Sustainability. He maintains an active website at 

Dr. Desalegn Yayeh Ayal is an Associate Professor of Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development at the Center for Food Security Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University. Desalegn holds a PhD degree in Geography. Desalegn serves as the Deputy Editor of International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. He has published more than 40 publications including books, book chapters, and referred journal articles. He is East Africa vice president for Interconnections for Making Africa Great Empowered and Sustainable Initiative. He is a founder and director of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Ethiopian Chapter. He 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 vulnerability, climate change adaptation, 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. He has been actively involved in climate resilience and integrated natural resources rehabilitation and management research, and development interventions to improve food security. 

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