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Adaptation to Climate Change

Law and Policy

Edited by Tim Bonyhady, Andrew Macintosh, Jan McDonald

© 2010 – Federation Press

304 pages

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While climate policy has focused overwhelmingly on the science and on reducing emissions, policy makers are increasingly focused on how to adapt to changes are already 'locked in', changes that will bring significant social economic and environmental impacts.

Adaptation will require technological innovation as well as behavioural and attitudinal change. This book covers the legal dimensions of adaptation and addresses challenges across sector interests. It considers whether existing regulatory and governance frameworks are supportive, adaptable or barriers to necessary change. The authors cover the key issues: sea level rise, planning; water security; climate justice; conservation regimes; the role of the courts; insurance; compensation; and the law of disasters.

Table of Contents

1. Mapping the legal landscape of climate change adaptation Jan McDonald 2.A theoretical framework for adaptation policy, Andrew Macintosh 3.From blueprint to footprint: Climate change and the challenge for planning, Anne Leitch, Ben Harman and Marcus B Lane 4. Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level Rise, Tim Bonyhady 5. How adaptable are our conservation regimes? Jeff Smith 6. Adaptation measures for water security in a changing climate: Policy, planning and law, Poh-Ling Tan 7. The role of courts in relation to adaptation to climate change, Brian J Preston 8. Adaptation and climate justice, Daniel A Farber 9.An insurer's approach to management of climate risks, Sonia Powell 10.Paying the price of adaptation: Compensation for climate change impacts, Jan McDonald 11.The law of disasters, Tim Bonyhady

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology