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Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards by Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

By Bruce C. Glavovic, Gavin P. Smith

This e-book identifies classes discovered from average probability reviews to assist groups plan for and adapt to weather swap. Written through best specialists, the case reviews research various studies, from critical storms to sea-level similar risks, droughts, warmth waves, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunami, in North the USA, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Small Island constructing States. the teachings are grouped in keeping with 4 imperatives: (i) boost collaborative governance networks; (ii) construct adaptive functions; (iii) put money into pre-event making plans; and (iv) the ethical significant to adopt adaptive activities that develop resilience and sustainability.

"A theoretically wealthy and empirically grounded research of the interface among catastrophe chance administration and weather swap edition, entire but available, and intensely timely."Mark Pelling, division of Geography, King’s university London, united kingdom.

"This e-book represents a massive contribution to the knowledge of average dangers making plans as an pressing first step for decreasing catastrophe chance and adapting to weather swap to make sure sustainable and equitable development."Sálvano Briceño, Vice-Chair, technological know-how Committee, built-in learn on catastrophe threat IRDR, an ICSU/ISSC/ISDR programme. Former Director foreign technique for catastrophe relief, UNISDR.

“What a great addition to the younger literature on weather model and possibility mitigation! Bruce Glavovic and Gavin Smith every one convey to the enhancing activity a unprecedented combination of good scholarly attainment and on-the-ground event that shines via during this extensively-documented synthesis of theoretical principles from the nation-states of weather and risks and their validation in a wealthy set of various case stories pulled in from world wide. This publication should still stay a vintage for plenty of years.”William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society.

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2006/2007; Smith 2008; Glavovic 2010a, b). Like adaptation, the effective practice of natural hazards planning faces a number of barriers, including: (i) a reluctance among local governments to develop a ro- 1 Introduction: Learning from Natural Hazards Experience to Adapt … 25 bust hazard mitigation strategy grounded in land use planning tools and techniques (Burby 1998a; Mileti 1999, Handmer 2008; Smith et al. 2013; Lyles et al. 2013); (ii) the creation of national policies and public investment strategies (including aid provided after a disaster) that stimulate development in known hazard areas (Mileti 1999; Platt 1999); (iii) the ineffective use of knowledge and past experience to guide wise decision-making processes (White et al.

The next section, titled The Nature of Disasters and the Role of Natural Hazards Planning in Building Resilient Communities, is comprised of five chapters that highlight the importance and dynamics of planning and collective action. Anthony Oliver Smith’s chapter, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Highland Peru, describes adaptation as a long-standing cultural phenomenon closely associated with the persistence of societies over time. This perspective helps the reader to understand the complexities of what often amounts to a largely reactive process and compares this with hazard mitigation approaches which are ideally proactive in nature.

5, Iain White (Firm Foundations or Castles on Sand? The Shifting Sources of Flood Risk and the Implications for Flood Governance: An English Case Study) explains the challenges facing cities and regions in England as increased urbanisation and repeated flood-related disasters have led to a change in thinking from an approach driven by the adoption of flood defenses in the aftermath of an event to a more pre-emptive focus on risk management. In Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities: Emerging Practice and Future Directions, Timothy Beatley provides a vision of what it means to be a resilient coastal community, discusses principles underlying this designation, and highlights ways that communities have achieved this objective.

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