Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance

Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. The book Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance  presents the latest science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, the books examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action.

As a state-of-the-art review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, the book is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students.

This book covers adaptation issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, creating an understanding of the multifaceted nature of the topic. Historical, contemporary, and future insights into the issue allow readers to examine how to implement adaptation actions at different timescales and contexts. Contributions from leading scientists from around the world provide a holistic assessment of the subject and the adaptation options currently available.

Adapting to Climate Change Thresholds, Values and Governance is edited by Neil Adger from the University of East Anglia, Irene Lorenzoni University of East Anglia and Karen O'Brien from the Universitety of Oslo

PLAN contributors include Knut Bjørn Stokke, Marte Winsvold, Inger Lise Saglie and Jan Erling Klausen from the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, and Per Ove Eikeland and Tor Håkon Inderberg from Fridtjof Nansen Institute.  

Visit Cambridge University Press to buy the book.

Published Sep. 25, 2010 9:51 AM - Last modified June 4, 2015 1:31 PM