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Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard

Edited By: Boris Porfiriev

96 pages, tabs, figs

Earthscan

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #184433 | ISBN-13: 9781849710893
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About this book

The current policy for climate change prioritises mitigation over adaptation. The collected papers in this volume argue that although efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are still vital, the new policy paradigm should shift the priority to adaptation, with a special focus on disaster risk reduction.


Contents

1. Managing Natural Disaster Risks in a Changing Climate 2. Strengthening Socio-ecological Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Identifying Gaps in an Uncertain World 3. United States Hurricane Landfalls and Damages: Can One to Five Year Predictions Beat Climatology? 4. Building a Low-Carbon Economy: The Inaugural Report of the UK Committee on Climate Change 5. Responsibility Framing in a 'Climate Change Induced' Compounded Crisis: Facing Tragic Choices in the Murray-Darling Basin

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Biography

Boris Porfiriev is Director of the Risk and Crisis Research Centre at the Institute of Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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