Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective

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Rajib Shaw, Juan Pulhin, Joy Pereira
Emerald Group Publishing, Dec 12, 2010 - Political Science - 496 pages
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Following on from Volume 4 in this series, which looked at issues and challenges with regard to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Volume 5 has a specific focus on Asia. Arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, Asia has different mechanisms for CCA and DRR activities. Synergies between DRR and CCA in this region are necessary not only to avoid duplicities and derive optimal benefits from scarce resources but also to add value to projects through lessons learnt from a variety of perspectives. This volume provides 19 case studies from 13 countries and regions in Asia. The case studies highlight different aspects of CCA-DRR entry points, such as policy interventions, drought risk management, coastal management, agro-forestry, lagoon management, livelihood issues and risk communication. A valuable aid to students and researchers in the field of disaster risk reduction, climate change, environmental studies and related risks, it provides a greater awareness on the current trend of research in the field also for practitioners and policy makers applying the collective knowledge into policy and decision making.
 

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Contents

An Asian perspective
1
an overview
19
Chapter 3 Overview of drought risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh
37
Chapter 4 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Cambodia
59
Chapter 5 Integrated climate change adaptation in Chilika lagoon fisheries India
81
Chapter 6 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction experiences in Japan
105
Chapter 7 Forest management as an adaptation option in mountain areas of Japan
127
A Malaysian approach
147
Chapter 12 Local adaptation to enhance livelihood assets and build resilience in Albay Philippines
237
The Singapore response
261
Chapter 14 Climate change adaptation and agroforestry in Sri Lanka
285
Chapter 15 Coastal ecosystems and climate vulnerability in Sri Lanka
307
Chapter 16 The experiences of DRR through CCA in Taiwan
327
Chapter 17 Water insecurities and climate change adaptation in Thailand
349
Chapter 18 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Vietnam
373
Chapter 19 Local vulnerability and adaptation to extreme climate events along the central coast of Vietnam
393

Issues and strategies
169
Chapter 10 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan
197
Initiatives and challenges in the Philippines
217
Chapter 20 Identifying linkages between rates and distributions of malaria waterborn diseases and influenza with climate variability and climate chan...
417
Key challenges and ways forward
451
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