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Setting the scence: adapting to climate change – a large-scale challenge with local-scale impacts


Salzmann, Nadine; Huggel, Christian; Nussbaumer, Samuel U; Ziervogel, Gina (2016). Setting the scence: adapting to climate change – a large-scale challenge with local-scale impacts. In: Salzmann, Nadine; Huggel, Christian; Nussbaumer, Samuel U; Ziervogel, Gina. Climate change adaptation strategies – an upstream-downstream perspective. Cham: Springer, 3-15.

Abstract

This chapter’s main objective is to provide the context of the book and to introduce the subsequent chapters.
The physical basis of the global climate change challenge is briefly outlined and the consequences for the societies primarily at the local scale are discussed. A short overview of how the international policy level responds to the challenge of global climate change impacts and risks is provided. Key terms related to different types of adaptation are also introduced and reasons for the complexity of climate change adaptation discussed. Then, the evidence for the importance of mountain ecosystems and adjacent downstream areas, which are critically linked through water, is briefly reviewed. Finally, each chapter of the book is introduced, followed by key conclusions we can draw from the book concerning the state and experiences of adaptation in upstream and downstream areas.

Abstract

This chapter’s main objective is to provide the context of the book and to introduce the subsequent chapters.
The physical basis of the global climate change challenge is briefly outlined and the consequences for the societies primarily at the local scale are discussed. A short overview of how the international policy level responds to the challenge of global climate change impacts and risks is provided. Key terms related to different types of adaptation are also introduced and reasons for the complexity of climate change adaptation discussed. Then, the evidence for the importance of mountain ecosystems and adjacent downstream areas, which are critically linked through water, is briefly reviewed. Finally, each chapter of the book is introduced, followed by key conclusions we can draw from the book concerning the state and experiences of adaptation in upstream and downstream areas.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:10 Jan 2017 15:35
Last Modified:10 Jan 2017 15:35
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-319-40771-5
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40773-9_1
Related URLs:http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319407715 (Publisher)
http://www.zora.uzh.ch/130431/

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