ISBN 9788132108948,Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific : How Can Countries Adapt?

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific : How Can Countries Adapt?



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132108948

ISBN-10 8132108949

Hard Back

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


CLIMATE CHANGE IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (HARDCOVER) PRICE: RS.1195 Climate change is regarded as one of the most serious developmental challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the globe. Developing countries of the Asia and Pacific region, despite contributing the least to the emission of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measuresboth structural and nonstructural in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to agriculture, water resources, and natural resources management, which are some of the most vital sectors for the region from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Although the policies and measures discussed in the book are specific to the Asia and Pacific region, the key findings will be relevant to other regions as well, such as Africa and Latin America. Policymakers and researchers involved in the study of climate change adaptation will find this volume of great interest. Table of Contents 1. Introduction Worapot Manupipatpong And Venkatachalam Anbumozhi I: Climate Change Challenges, Scenarios, Risks, And Planning Tools 2. Review Of The Economics Of Climate Change On Southeast Asia Tae Yong Jung 3. Agricultural Impact Of Climate Change: A General Equilibrium Analysis With Special Reference To Southeast Asia Fan Zhai And Juzhong Zhuang 4. Monitoring The Vulnerability And Need For Adaptation Planning For Food Security Vangimalla R Reddy, David H Fleisher, Dennis J Timlin, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, K Raja Reddy, And Yang Yang 5. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaption Into Development Planning : Opportunities And Challenges For Asia And The Pacific Venkatachalam Anbumozhi II: Evolving Adaptation Measures In The Region 6. Valuing Natural Resource Management: Climate Change Adaptation In The European Union Meinhard Breiling 7. Monitoring The Vulnerability And Adaptation Planning For Water Security Zhijun Chen 8. Water Management Practices And Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiences Selvarajah Pathmarajah 9. Adaptation Measures For Climate Change In Japan Toshio Okazumi And Eiji Otsuki 10. Climate Change Impacts On The Mekong River Delta Shigeko Haruyama 11. Integrated Approach To Climate Change Impact Assessment On Agricultural Production Systems Tsugihiro Watanabe 12. Adaptation In Urban Settings: Asian Experiences Jostacio M Lapitan III: Successful Programs And Measures Of Adaptation In Vulnerable Areas 13. Flood Disasters And Warning Systems In Northern Thailand Thada Sukhapunnaphan And Taikan Oki 14. Integrated Flood Analysis System: An Efficient Tool To Implement Flood Forecasting And Warning Systems Kazuhiko Fukami, Tomonobu Sugira, Go Ozawa, Jun Magome, And Takahiro Kawakami 15. Effectiveness Of Early Warning Systems And Monitoring Tools In The Mekong Basin Guillaume Lacombe, Chu Thai Hoanh, And Thierry Valero 16. Insurance Solutions To Climate Change In Asia And The Pacific Yuri Murayama, Harumi Yashiro, And Hideki Kimura 17. Community-Based Approaches To Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons And Findings Masanori Kobayashi And Ikuyo Kikusawa 18. Learning To Adapt: Case Of Gender Alliance In Japan Midori Aoyagi 19. Structural And Nonstructural Adaptation Measures Of Climate Change In India Agastin Baulraj IV: Action Plan For Policymakers And Planners To Reduce Risk Impact 20. Adapting To Climate Change: Developing Local Capacity Srikantha Herath 21. Financing Adaptation Responses: Disaster Mitigation In Viet Nam Bui Duong Nghieu 22. Economic Analysis Of Climate Change Impacts On Agriculture At Farm Level Kuppannan Palanisami, Coimbatore Ramarao Ranganathan, Samiappan Senthilnathan, And Sevi Govindaraj 23. Supporting Climate Action Plans: The Role Of The Adaptation Knowledge Platform Serena Fortuna V: Capacity Building Strategies For Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation 24. Enhancing The Adaptive Capacity In The Asia And Pacific Region: Opportunities For Innovation And Experimentation Venkatachalam Anbumozhi 25. Current Status Of Adaptation Planning In The Region Tomonori Sudo 26. Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation Into Development Planning Youssef Nassef 27. Conclusions, Policy Implications, And The Way Forward Robert Dobias, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Vangimalla R Reddy, And Meinhard Breiling 28. Glossary 29. Index