Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations
It is now widely accepted that adaptation will be necessary if we are to manage the risks posed by climate change. What we know about adaptation, however, is limited. While there is a well established body of scholarship proposing assessment approaches and explaining concepts, few studies have examined if and how adaptation is taking place at a national or regional level.
Offers practical lessons for adapting to climate changeFeatures a unique structure: leading scientists provide an overview chapter for each section, critique the chapters, discuss adaptation progress in the section in question, and outline future research and policy needsFocuses on the developed world where many edited volumes focus on developing nationsPresents case studies from a diversity of authors including scientists as well as policy makers from the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, UK, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Hungary