Applied studies in climate adaptation / edited by Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett and David Rissik. - 1 online resource.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Title page; Copyright page; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction to the book; 1.1 Why this book exists; 1.2 Structure and content of the book; Acknowledgements; 2 Adaptation as a field of research and practice; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Argument 1: the Australian experience; 2.3 Argument 2: farewell to the no-adaptation world; 2.4 Argument 3: the obfuscations of adaptation classifications; 2.5 Argument 4: the nature of adaptation research; 2.6 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Section 1: Frameworks for enabling adaptation 3 Thoughts on the context of adaptation to climate changeReferences; 4 Reflections on disaster loss trends, global climate change and insurance; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Property losses and natural disasters due to extreme weather; 4.3 Timescale at which an anthropogenic climate change signal might be observed in US tropical cyclone losses; 4.4 Government provision of catastrophe insurance; 4.5 Can insurers promote climate change adaptation?; 4.6 So what can we do?; References; 5 Designing spatial adaptation planning instruments; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Method 5.3 Typology of spatial planning instruments5.4 Institutional context for spatial adaptation planning; 5.5 Recommendations for instrument selection and design; 5.6 Conclusions; References; 6 Public risk perceptions, understandings and responses to climate change; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Methodology and procedures; 6.3 Overview of findings; 6.4 Research findings; 6.5 Conclusions and implications; References; 7 Bridging the gap between researchers and decision-makers; 7.1 Decision-making under uncertainty; 7.2 Assessing the gap between researchers and decision-makers 7.3 Recommendations to help bridge the gapReferences; Section 2: Managing ecosystems under climate change; 8 The challenge of biodiversity adaptation under climate change; 8.1 The challenge; 8.2 The growing quiver of adaptation tools; 8.3 Emerging threats to successful adaptation; 8.4 The bottom line; Acknowledgements; References; 9 Management options for bird conservation in the face of climate change; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 The purpose of management in the face of climate change; 9.3 General principles; 9.4 Actions; 9.5 Timing and continuity; 9.6 Conclusion; References 10 Methods to prioritise adaptation options for iconic seabirds and marine mammals impacted by climate change10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Going beyond a shopping list of adaptation options; 10.3 Generating adaptation options; 10.4 Evaluating options using a cost-benefit-risk framework; 10.5 Evaluating barriers to implementing adaptation options; 10.6 Evaluating social acceptability of adaptation options; 10.7 Overall ranking of adaptation options; 10.8 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References

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Climatic changes--Australia.
Biodiversity--Climatic factors--Australia.
Climate change mitigation--Australia.
Human beings--Effect of climate on--Australia.
Human ecology--Australia.
Climatic changes--Economic aspects--Australia.
Environmental policy--Australia.
Environmental management--Australia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Human Geography.
Biodiversity--Climatic factors.
Climate change mitigation.
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes--Economic aspects.
Environmental management.
Environmental policy.
Human beings--Effect of climate on.
Human ecology.


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