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Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation

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  • © 2020


  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the topic

  • State-of-the-Art contents

  • Peer-reviewed by international experts

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​PRELIMINARY The Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation addresses the scientific, social, political and cultural aspects of climate change in an integrated and coherent way. The multi-volume reference focuses on one of the key aspects of climate change: adaptation and how to handle its impacts on physical, biotic and human systems, analyzing the social and normative scientific concerns and presenting the tools, approaches and methods aimed at management of climate change impacts. The high-quality, interdisciplinary contributions provides state-of-the-art descriptions of the topics at hand with the collective aim of offering, for a broad readership, an authoritative, balanced, and accessible presentation of the best current understanding of the nature and challenges posed by climate change. It serves not only as a valuable information source but also as a tool to support teaching and research and as help for professionals to assist in decision-making.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Life Science, Hamburg, Germany

    Walter Leal Filho

About the editor

Professor Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at London Metropolitan University Business School.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation

  • Editors: Walter Leal Filho

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

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

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-40455-9Due: 26 February 2018

  • Topics: Climate Change, Climate Change Management and Policy, Environmental Economics

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