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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Author : Noralene Uy,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :265
  • ISBN : 9781780526904
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Summary : Ecosystems are often examined from an ecological perspective because of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ecosystems of different types and scales are under increasing pressure due to natural and human induced changes. Climate change and the disasters it causes, are a major driver affecting ecosystems and services. Several studies have provided evidence that a healthy ecosystem helps in reducing the impacts of climate change and disasters. This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields. Consequently, the monitoring and regulation of ecosystems need to be linked to a regular governance and institutional mechanism and be reflected in a more action-oriented agenda.

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change
  • Author : Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9782831712901
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Summary : With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice

Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice
  • Author : Fabrice G. Renaud,Karen Sudmeier-Rieux,Marisol Estrella,Udo Nehren
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-19
  • Total pages :598
  • ISBN : 9783319436333
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Summary : This book is a compilation of recent developments in the field of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA) globally. It provides further evidence that ecosystem-based approaches make economic sense, and showcases how research has progressively filled knowledge gaps about translating this concept into practice. It presents a number of methods, and tools that illustrate how Eco-DRR/CCA has been applied for various ecosystems and hazard contexts around the world. It also discusses how innovative institutional arrangements and policies are shaping the field of Eco-DRR/CCA. The book is of relevance to scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and students in the field of ecosystem management for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Legal Frameworks for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

Legal Frameworks for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
  • Author : Ben Boer,Pepe Clarke,Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme,Australian Agency for International Development
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :55
  • ISBN : 9820404398
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Summary : This report is primarily directed to analysing the legal aspects of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. It sketches the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island countries, recognizing that climate change directly impacts ecosystems, which provide for the needs of people as well as for the maintenance of the natural environment. It takes as a given that ecosystem-based adaptation can provide cost-effective strategies for reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts and enhancing ecosystem resilience, thereby maintaining ecosystem services and sustainable livelihoods. The report is written in light of the research reports completed by SPREP and Conservation International for this project (SPREP and Conservation International 2011). An essential aspect of the legal analysis is an examination of the way in which environmental governance operates in Pacific Island countries. The analysis is directed both to current formal legal systems as well as to customary mechanisms at the community level, exploring both potential barriers as well as the possibilities in the national legislation for achieving the aims of ecosystembased adaptation strategies. The report includes six brief legal case studies of more or less representative Pacific Island countries. The case studies provide a snapshot of the relevant legal frameworks in the selected jurisdictions in order to assess the suitability of those frameworks for providing a legally robust basis for ecosystembased adaptation. The report shows that appropriate legal mechanisms developed at the national level can play a key role in promoting adaptation, especially through restoring and maintaining ecosystem resilience, to address the effects of climate change.

Framing ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change

Framing ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change
  • Author : Mokhlesur Rahman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-01
  • Total pages :43
  • ISBN : 9789843361165
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Summary : The recent increase in exposure to natural hazards among the communities of Bangladesh is linked to the new generation of threats posed by climate variability and change resulting from anthropogenic activity. Adaptation is not a new approach, but there are still a number of challenges inherent in adaptation and in building resilience to climate-induced threats. This documents emphasizes the adoption of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change: restoration, enhancement, conservation and wise use of natural resources with the engagement of local communities so as to enable natural ecosystems to function properly and deliver services, which in turns builds societal resilience to the impacts of climate change. This report describes six different types of EbA currently being practiced in the coastal zone of Bangladesh, and an analysis is made in line with the ecosystem services derived from such ecosystem-based interventions. Finally, the report suggests approaches for effective planning, design and implementation of EbA schemes aimed at building social-ecological resilience.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Author : Hannah Reid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 1784314722
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Summary : "This booklet sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process, based around asking a detailed set of questions, that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended. Policy and decision makers are increasingly recognising that nature-based solutions or ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) may often provide the most cost-effective and broadly beneficial solution to adapting to climate change. The assessment process has been developed as part of a four-year project called ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ coordinated by IIED, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)."--Site web de l'éditeur.

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Author : E. Lisa F. Schipper,Jessica Ayers,Hannah Reid,Saleemul Huq,Atiq Rahman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-21
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781136252365
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Summary : As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues for tailored support at the local level to enable vulnerable people to identify and implement appropriate community-based responses to climate change themselves. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it up explores the challenges for meeting the scale of the adaptation challenge through CBA. It asks the fundamental questions: How can we draw replicable lessons to move from place-based projects towards more programmatic adaptation planning? How does CBA fit with larger scale adaptation policy and programmes? How are CBA interventions situated within the institutions that enable or undermine adaptive capacity? Combining the research and experience of prominent adaptation and development theorists and practitioners, this book presents cutting edge knowledge that moves the debate on CBA forward towards effective, appropriate, and ‘scaled-up’ adaptive action.

Legal Frameworks for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

Legal Frameworks for Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
  • Author : Ben Boer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :52
  • ISBN : 9820404401
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Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh

Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh
  • Author : Saleemul Huq,Jeffrey Chow,Adrian Fenton,Clare Stott,Julia Taub,Helena Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-07
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : 9783030052379
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Summary : Due to its vulnerability to a wide variety of climate change impacts, Bangladesh has become a laboratory for adaptation and resilience strategies in the developing world. The knowledge shared by experienced practitioners who have a deep understanding of the complex context of this country is an invaluable resource. The International Centre for Climate Change and Development has brought together a host of experts across multiple disciplines to provide a detailed look at Bangladesh's ongoing struggle to prepare for the inevitable threats that climate change poses. This volume presents public policy-oriented strategies across numerous sectors, including agriculture, freshwater management, forests, finance, human rights, health systems, flood control, infrastructure, solar energy, and more. Successes and shortcomings both provide useful lessons for other countries grappling with similar climate threats. This book offers the latest research findings for a wider audience. - Showcasing the wealth of experience with adaptation and resilience in Bangladesh- Drawing from expert practitioners across the numerous sectors affected by climate change- Highlighting key lessons for other Least Developed Countries.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 9782831712154
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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
  • Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-01
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9783319560915
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Summary : This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)
  • Author : Tracy Lee,Ken Sanderson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :21
  • ISBN : OCLC:918589523
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Climate Change Adaptation Strategies – An Upstream-downstream Perspective

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies – An Upstream-downstream Perspective
  • Author : Nadine Salzmann,Christian Huggel,Samuel U. Nussbaumer,Gina Ziervogel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-03
  • Total pages :292
  • ISBN : 9783319407739
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Summary : 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.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas
  • Author : Julia Lauren Berry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :109
  • ISBN : OCLC:1125441975
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Summary : Adapting to climate change will require a combination of approaches, from man-made infrastructure to holistic approaches. British Columbia's Integrated Stormwater Management Plans (ISMPs) promote a holistic approach to rainwater management, which views rain as a resource and aims to mimic the natural hydrological cycle by allowing rainwater to return directly to the ecosystem. Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a novel approach to planning and adaptation that prioritizes ecosystem services, enhancing biodiversity, as well as human health and well-being. This research uses a framework of EbA principles to evaluate select ISMPs from the City of Surrey and City of Coquitlam. While the intended purpose of ISMPs is not directly to address climate change, the results of the research show that municipalities in Metro Vancouver are already successfully implementing the principles of EbA through ISMPs in the urban context.

Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia
  • Author : Riyanti Djalante,Matthias Garschagen,Frank Thomalla,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-02
  • Total pages :639
  • ISBN : 9783319544663
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Summary : This book is a unique, transdisciplinary summary of the state of the art of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia. It provides a comprehensive overview of disaster risk governance across all levels and multiple actors including diverse perspectives from practitioners and researchers on the challenges and progress of DRR in Indonesia. The book includes novel and emerging topics such as the role of culture, religion, psychology and the media in DRR. It is essential reading for students, researchers, and policy makers seeking to understand the nature and variety of environmental hazards and risk patterns affecting Indonesia. Following the introduction, the book has four main parts of key discussions. Part I presents disaster risk governance from national to local level and its integration into development sectors, Part II focuses on the roles of different actors for DRR, Part III discusses emerging issues in DRR research and practice, and Part IV puts forward variety of methods and studies to measure hazards, risks and community resilience.

Climate Change Vulnerability and Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures in the Carpathian Region

Climate Change Vulnerability and Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures in the Carpathian Region
  • Author : S. E. Werners,Ernst J. Bos,Kristijan Civic,Tomáš Hlásny,Orieta Hulea,Lawrence Jones-Walters,Éva Kőpataki,Aleksandra Kovbasko,Eduardus Johannes Moors,David Nieuwenhuis,Ilse van de Velde,Henk Zingstra,István Zsuffa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :131
  • ISBN : OCLC:915156617
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Resilience

Resilience
  • Author : Zinta Zommers,Keith Alverson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-09
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9780128118924
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Summary : In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplinary perspectives, from law to engineering, and cover different regions from Africa to the Pacific. Chapters assess the need for adaptation, highlighting climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increases in temperature, changing hydrological variability, and threats to food security. The book then discusses the state of global legislation and means of tracking progress. It reviews ways to build resilience in a range of contexts— from the Arctic, to small island states, to urban areas, across food and energy systems. Critical tools for adaptation planning are highlighted - from social capital and ethics, to decision support systems, to innovative finance and risk transfer mechanisms. Controversies related to geoengineering and migration are also discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in climate change adaptation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, and urban planning. Provides a summary of tools and methods used in adaptation including recent innovations Includes chapters from a diverse range of authors from academic institutions, humanitarian organizations, and the United Nations Evaluates adaptation options, highlighting gaps in knowledge where further research or new tools are needed

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-22
  • Total pages :630
  • ISBN : 9781317687030
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Summary : The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Planning

Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Planning
  • Author : Kristen C. Gelino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :99
  • ISBN : OCLC:904830258
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Summary : Climate adaptation planning is a developing field both in the United States and globally. Ecosystem-based adaptation, an emerging concept that examines the role of ecosystem services in reducing human vulnerability to climate change, has been touted as a cost-effective, no- or low-regret option that can be implemented in the short-term. Most research concerning ecosystem-based adaptation has been focused on the developing world with little attention given to ecosystem-based adaptation uptake in the United States. This research examines the extent to which ecosystem services are being considered in local climate change planning initiatives that have been produced by local governments in the United States since 2011 and the extent to which these documents have identified actionable opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation strategies. Fifteen planning documents were assessed utilizing an 'awareness, analysis, action' framework. Of these documents 93 percent showed an awareness of ecosystem services and the impacts climate change may have on these services and 87 percent identified at least one action intended to protect or enhance the ability of ecosystem services to reduce social vulnerabilities. However, 66 percent of documents examined did not include enough detail about identified actions to be considered strong from an implementation perspective. Results suggest that ecosystem-based adaptation has entered the climate change planning dialogue in the United States, but more guidance is needed to assist local governments in the identification and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation strategies.

Socio-ecological Resilience to Climate Change in a Fragile Ecosystem

Socio-ecological Resilience to Climate Change in a Fragile Ecosystem
  • Author : Sosten Chiotha,Daniel Jamu,Tembo Chanyenga,Joseph Nagoli,Patrick Likongwe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-14
  • Total pages :292
  • ISBN : 0367589877
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Summary : The Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme was a seven-year research and development programme in Malawi that concluded in March 2017. The programme was designed to protect the livelihoods of the population and enhance resilience of the natural resource base upon which it depends. The Lake Chilwa Basin is an important wetland ecosystem which is a designated Ramsar Site under the Ramsar Wetland Convention and a Man and Biosphere Reserve designated by UNESCO. This book provides a review of the research and programme interventions done based on the ecosystem approach (EA), a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources. This is designed to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way in its implementation of mitigation and climate change adaptation interventions. It is shown how: local and district institutions were strengthened to better manage natural resources and build resilience to climate change; cross-basin and cross-sector natural resource management and planning for climate change throughout the Basin were bui

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Options Assessment and Masterplan

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Options Assessment and Masterplan
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :90
  • ISBN : 9820407729
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Summary : This report presents the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Options Assessment and Masterplan for Wagina prepared as part of the Solomon Islands Ecosystems and Socio-economic Resilience Analysis and Mapping (ESRAM) to assess and prioritise climate change-related ecosystem-based adaptation options for selected locations in Solomon Islands. The report outlines EbA options for Wagina Island.