Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Cities (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Helsinki University Press
Major, David C. / Juhola, Sirkku
Color illustrations
229 x 152 x 11 mm
277 g
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1423:Standard Color 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Cities (häftad)

Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Cities

A Guidebook for Citizens, Public Officials and Planners

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-06-07
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This guidebook presents a framework for climate adaptation planning for coastal cities, large and small, focused on the central roles of citizens, public officials, and planners. The book is designed to help all stakeholders in coastal cities understand and develop effective adaptation measures in a sustainable way. Within a framework of eight key planning steps, guidance is provided for stakeholders in the adaptation process from initial assessments of climate impacts to final planning. The work sets out general principles and methods of adaptation to climate change for many types of coastal communities. Adaptation is seen throughout the work as a process that should take into account all coastal assets, including economic, environmental, social, cultural and historical assets, with due attention to disadvantaged communities. Among the adaptation elements covered in the book are: a review of the current climate situation; climate impacts and vulnerabilities; climate models and future scenarios; physical, economic, social and other characteristics of coastal cities and towns; the range of available adaptations, including management, infrastructure, and policy adaptations; evaluation of projects and programs; and working together to develop and finance adaptations. Numerous tables are presented to help organize information and guide planning, and examples of adaptation challenges and opportunities are provided from both developed and developing coastal cities and towns. The volume is copiously illustrated, with extensive up-to-date references to provide the reader with additional sources of information.
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David C. Major received the Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He has been a faculty member at MIT and at Clark University, a long-time Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University (now retired), and a visiting scholar at the Universities of Cambridge, England and Roorkee, India. Most recently he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His principal scientific research focus is the adaptation of coastal cities and towns, large and small, to climate change. Dr. Major is the author, co-author or co-editor of seventeen books on water resources, climate change, history and literature. Professor Juhola received her PhD from the University of East Anglia, UK, and has worked in Japan, Sweden and Finland. She leads the Urban Environmental Policy Group at the University of Helsinki and is a guest professor at Linkping University in Sweden. Her research interests focus on governance and decision-making, climate change policy and climate risk. She is a member of the Climate Panel of Finland that advises the Finnish Government on climate change policy.


Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

using the guidebook

climate change

mitigation and adaptation

sustainability and the sustainable development goals

adaptation, equity, and resources

overview of chapters

Chapter 2: Adaptation Assessment Steps and the Roles of Citizens, Public Officials, and Planners

adaptation assessment steps


public officials


what to know and do

Chapter 3: Impacts and Vulnerabilities of Climate Change on Coastal Cities

sea level rise

storm surge

rainfall intensity and flooding

higher temperatures


heat waves

other impacts

characterization of impacts

sources of data on impacts and vulnerabilities

what to know and do

Chapter 4: Using Climate Information: Global Climate Models and Climate Scenarios

global climate models

regional scenarios

what to know and do

Chapter 5: Coastal Cities and Towns: Characteristics and Challenges

coastal towns and cities

physical characteristics

economic and demographic characteristics

environmental, social, cultural, and historical characteristics


adaptive capacity

barriers to implementation

environmental justice

what to know and do

Chapter 6: The Range of Adaptations to Climate Change

types of adaptations

sample adaptation pathways

what to know and do

Chapter 7: Evaluation of Projects and Programs


scheduling adaptations over time

finance, cost constraints, and planning time lags

adaptation checklists

examples of adaptation costs

what to know and do

Chapter 8: Getting It Done: Working Together to Develop and Finance Adaptations

plan formulation

questions for stakeholders throughout the planning process

working with others

monitor and reassess

what to know and do

Chapter 9: Future Prospects


appendix a: list of planning tables

appendix b: intergovernmental panel on climate change likelihood categories

appendix c: sustainable development goal 13