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

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May 2012 | 400 pages | SAGE India
Climate change is now widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the world. The less developed 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: How Can Countries Adapt compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measures—both structural and nonstructural—in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to water resources, agriculture, 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; for example, Africa and Latin America. Policymakers and researchers involved in the study of climate change adaptation will find this volume of great interest.
Foreword

Masahiro Kawai
Introduction

Worapot Manupipatpong and Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
 
Part One: Cllimate Change Challenges, Scenatios, risks, and Planning tools
Review of the Economics of Climate Change on Southeast Asia

Tae Yong Jung
Agricultural Impact of Climate Change: A General Equilibrium Analysis with Special Reference to Southeast Asia

Fan Zhai and Juzhong Zhuang
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
Adapting to Climate Change-Opportunities and Challenges for Asia and the Pacific

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
 
Part Two: Evolving Adaptation Measures in the Region
Valuing Natural Resource Management: Climate Change Adaptation in the European Union

Meinhard Breiling
Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning for Water Security

Zhijun Chen
Water Management Practices and Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiences

Selvarajah Pathmarajah
Adaptation Measures for Climate Change in Japan

Toshio Okazumi and Eiji Otsuki
Climate Change Impacts on the Mekong River Delta

Shigeko Haruyama
Integrated Approach to Climate Change Impact Assessment on Agricultural Production Systems

Tsugihiro Watanabe
Adaptation in Urban Settings: Asian Experiences

Jostacio M Lapitan
 
Part Three: Successful Programs and Measures of Adaptation in Vulnerarle Areas
Flood Disasters and Warning Systems in Northern Thailand

Thada Sukhapunnaphan and Taikan Oki
Integrated Flood Analysis System: An Efficient Tool to Implement Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems

Kazuhiko Fukami, Tomonobu Sugiura, Seishi Nabesaka, Go Ozawa, Jun Magome, and Takahiro Kawakami
Effectiveness of Early Warning Systems and Monitoring Tools in the Mekong Basin

Guillaume Lacombe, Chu Thai Hoanh, and Thierry Valéro
Insurance Solutions to Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Yuri Murayama, Harumi Yashiro, and Hideki Kimura
Community-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons and Findings

Masanori Kobayashi and Ikuyo Kikusawa
Learning to Adapt: Case of Gender Alliance in Japan

Midori Aoyagi
Structural and Nonstructural Adaptation Measures of Climate Change in India

Agastin Baulraj
 
Part Four: Action Plan for Policymakers and Planners to Reduce Risk Impact
Adapting to Climate Change: Developing Local Capacity

Srikantha Herath
Financing Adaptation Responses: Disaster Mitigation in Viet Nam

Bui Duong Nghieu
Economic Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture at Farm Level

Kuppannan Palanisami, Coimbatore Ramarao Ranganathan, Samiappan Senthilnathan, and Sevi Govindaraj
Supporting Climate Action Plans: The Role of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform

Serena Fortuna
 
Part Five: Capacity Building Strategies for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity in the Asia and Pacific Region: Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
Current Status of Adaptation Planning in the Region

Tomonori Sudo
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning

Youssef Nassef
Conclusions, Policy Implications, and the Way Forward

Robert Dobias, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Vangimalla R. Reddy, and Meinhard Breiling
Glossary

 
Index

 

This book provides a rigorous and up-to-date analysis of the climate change risks and impacts for the Asian region. It also presents some of the successful adaptation case-studies in the region and provides a stepwise guidance on ways to integrating adaptation programmes into the mainstream policy and planning process…The editors of this book have so skillfully weaved the contributions of different author-teams that it retains its flow from the very beginning to the end and is able to engage not only specialists and fellow professionals, but a general audience as well.

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