Building a climate resilient economy and society: Challenges and opportunities

K. N. Ninan, Makoto Inoue, Robert T. Watson

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    Abstract

    Climate change will have a profound impact on human and natural systems, and will also impede economic growth and sustainable development. In this book, leading experts from around the world discuss the challenges and opportunities in building a climate resilient economy and society. The chapters are organised in three sections. The first part explores vulnerability, adaptation and resilience, whilst Part II examines climate resilience-sectoral perspectives covering different sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, marine ecosystems, cities and urban infrastructure, drought prone areas, and renewable energy. In the final part, the authors look at Incentives, institutions and policy, including topics such as carbon pricing, REDD plus, climate finance, the role of institutions and communities, and climate policies. Combining a global focus with detailed case studies of a cross section of regions, countries and sectors, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Number of pages312
    ISBN (Electronic)9781785368455
    ISBN (Print)9781785368448
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Environmental Science(all)

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