Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions

Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions Findings from Transdisciplinary Research - Klimzug

Paperback (01 Apr 2016) | English

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Synopsis

The sociocultural and environmental dimensions of adapting to climate change
in coastal regions and beyond take centre stage in this edited volume.
Scientists from an interdisciplinary background address questions of how to cope with
the challenge of climate change in different contexts. The book highlights aspects of
coastal adaptation, response strategies, and factors for success at regional and local levels.A changing climate not only affects the natural world. Social aspects both are affected by and cause climate change, so need to be considered in adapting to it. Being key factors in creating and solving the challenges of climate change, end users, decision makers and local residents need to be encouraged to take action and adapt.

Contents
 Climate change in the Baltic Sea region.
 Public environmental administration and local integration Tasks and perspectives
 Regional perspectives concerning climate change and coastal adaptation.
 Barriers to organizational adaptation processes
 Social learning in climate change adaptation. Evaluating participatory planning
 Climate change and a democratic culture
 Taking on the challenge of household-level adaptation.
 Socioeconomic and cultural issues in the planning, implementation and transfer of
adaptation measures to climate change.
 The example of two communities on the German Baltic Sea coast
 Social dynamics of climate change adaptation in the KLIMZUG projects. Summary
and outlook from the perspective of environmental philosophers



About the Publisher

Oekom

Oekom

UIT was founded by Niall Mansfield in 1992 and incorporated in January 1993. Originally the company provided consultancy in computer networking and the Internet. Niall Mansfield had written several computer books for Addison-Wesley, and in 2003 Philip Hazel of Cambridge University, who occasionaly worked freelance for UIT, wanted to publish a new edition of the book about his Exim email software, that we had used in many large projects. That was the first book we published. Subsequently the company moved out of computer consulting, and is now devoted entirely to publishing. (Our origins are apparent because specialist computer books are still part of our focus.) Since 2008 we extended our remit, and our main focus now is publishing books on important and difficult issues, making them understandable to the layman. The first of these titles was the very successful Sustainable Energy - without the hot air ® by Professor David JC MacKay.

Book information

ISBN: 9783865816825
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Imprint: Oekom
Pub date:
DEWEY: 304.2509146
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 251
Weight: 490g
Height: 172mm
Width: 248mm
Spine width: 15mm