Dr Hans Sanderson received his PhD in Denmark (Roskilde University), did his Post-Doc in Canada (University of Guelph), and now works as a senior scientist at Aarhus University. Prior to this he worked as Director for Environmental Safety for the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) in Washington DC. He has published > 50 peer reviewed papers, some 10 book chapters and dozens of presentations and posters at international meetings including the US National Academy of Sciences. He is a reviewer on >25 international different journals and serve on 6 different editorial boards. He was the chair for the second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA2015) and he is currently the coordinator of the BASE project on whose outcomes this Book initiative is based.
Prof. Mikael Hildén has a Ph.D. in Resource Management and more than 30 years of experience in environmental management, research, training and consulting in Finland and abroad. He has expertise in combining legal, economic, social, technical and scientific research on environmental policy. He has lead several multidisciplinary research projects in particular on the evaluation and assessment of environmental policies, plans and programmes. He has published more than 65 refereed papers, two monographs and over 100 reports and studies.
Duncan Russel has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia and has over 10 years’ experience of research in the areas of knowledge politics, policy integration and EU and UK environmental policy making. He has lead and/or has had managerial roles on major interdisciplinary projects funded by UK Government, UK research Councils and the EU. He has 25 articles published in leading international peer reviewed environmental science, political science and geography journals.
Dr Gil Penha-Lopes is graduated on Marine Biology and received his PhD in Applied Ecology (Wastewater Wetlands). He is currently running several projects on adaptation to climate change and coordinating a wide national project in Portugal aiming to elaborate Municipal Adaptation Strategies and promote local adaptation (ClimAdaPT.Local: www.climadapt-local.pt). He is invited auxiliary professor at FFCUL and lecturer at the Climate Change and Sustainable Developmental Policies Doctoral Program of Lisbon University. He has published 32 articles in 15 international peer-reviewed journals, and among these ones, 14 as first (corresponding) author.
Dr Alessio Capriolo is a senior researcher in Environmental Economics and has over 18 years’ experience of research in this area. He is currently working at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), as Head of the “Economic evaluation and environmental accounting unit. He is graduated with honour at the European Master in Environmental Management at Erasmus Universiteit (Rotterdam) and received his PhD in Theory and quantitative methods for economic development. He has been lecturer in different Universities (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires, University of Siena, University of Rome). He has been coordinator in EU-funded projects and he is author of several publications on his working themes.
This raises questions about the roles of stakeholders, the involvement of citizens, the composition and use of formal and informal instruments as well as the implementation of different forms of organization and regulation at the local and regional level.
This book provides case studies from cities and regions all around the world. It analyses climate change adaptation from a perspective of organizing, administering and implementing local and regional adaptation strategies and measures. It looks into actors, actor-constellations, institutions and networks of climate adaptation. And, it provides the reader with knowledge about good practices and experiences to be transferred for solving adaptation challenges in cities and regions around the globe.
This book reports the current state of knowledge on climate change adaptation, and seeks to expose and debate key issues in adaptation research and practice. It is framed around a number of critical areas of adaptation theory and practice, including:Advances in adaptation thinking, Enabling frameworks and policy for adaptation, Engaging and communicating with practitioners, Key challenges in adaptation and development, Management of natural systems and agriculture under climate change, Ensuring water security under a changing climate, Urban infrastructure and livelihoods, and The nexus between extremes, disaster management and adaptation.
It includes contributions from many of the leading thinkers and practitioners in adaptation today. The book is based on key contributions from the First International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation ‘Climate Adaptation Futures’, held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in June 2010. That three-day meeting of over 1000 researchers and practitioners in adaptation from 50 countries was the first of its kind.
Readership: The book is essential reading for a wide range of individuals involved in climate change adaptation, including:Researchers, Communication specialists, Decision-makers and policy makers (e.g. government staff, local council staff), On-ground adaptation practitioners (e.g. aid agencies, government workers, NGOs), Postgraduate and graduate students, and Consultants.
Users will find methods to evaluate points where time series characteristics change and non-homogeneity in time series. In addition, it covers the subject of climate variability and change in an immense level of detail, including changes on precipitation, streamflow and sea levels.Examines statistical methods for trend analysis, providing an excellent reference book for scholars, scientists, students and professionals Offers an exhaustive treatment of several hydroclimatic variables in one book, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of changes in hydroclimatic variables over time and space Presents case studies dealing with changes in hydroclimatic variables in different geographical regions of the world Focuses on climate variability and change, including an extensive assessment of trends and their associated links to climate variability and change
As the book describes, a key contribution of the NCA3 approach is a far more deliberate interdisciplinary process, as well as an engagement strategy that brought hundreds of public and private sector stakeholders into the assessment community. Among its most important conceptual contributions was an explicit focus on building the infrastructure to conduct better assessments over time and an experimental approach to analysis of the impacts of climate on cross-sectoral systems and inter-locking and cascading effects across sectors.
Readers may explore innovations such as the development of regional climatologies and projections for every region of the US, as well as the development of the Global Change Information System. The book also highlights the need for decision-makers to be part of the assessment process, in order for assessment findings to be truly useful from a decision-maker's perspective. Many lessons have been learned by the NCA3 authors that can be useful in future assessments and adaptation processes, both within the US and internationally. This book passes on such lessons and includes an evaluation of the role of state climate assessments in ongoing national assessment processes.