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Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

Managing Risks and Building Resilience to Climate Change

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Goran Trbic
  • Dejan Filipovic
  • Is very international covering several Eastern European countries

  • Describes research and projects in detail

  • Provides government and non-government bodies with a sound basis for promoting climate change adaptation efforts


Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Branko Protić, Velimir Šećerov, Bogdan Lukić, Marija Jeftić
    Pages 1-14
  3. Vladimir Djurdjevic, Goran Trbić, Aleksandra Krzic, Danijela Bozanic
    Pages 15-28
  4. Dragan Burić, Jovan Dragojlović, Ivana Penjišević-Sočanac, Jelena Luković, Miroslav Doderović
    Pages 29-42
  5. Slobodan Gnjato, Tatjana Popov, Goran Trbić, Marko Ivanišević
    Pages 79-92
  6. Gordana Jakovljević, Miro Govedarica
    Pages 93-111
  7. Marija Jeftić, Dragutin Tošić, Teodora Nikolić
    Pages 113-126
  8. Cedomir Crnogorac, Vesna Rajcevic
    Pages 127-136
  9. Marko Joksimović, Dejan Šabić, Snežana Vujadinović, Rajko Golić, Mirjana Gajić
    Pages 137-152
  10. Mihajlo Markovic, Ilija Komljenovic, Vlado Kovacevic, Vojo Radic, Jurica Jovic, Goran Trbić et al.
    Pages 169-183
  11. Stevan Savić, Daniela Arsenović, Vladimir Marković, Dragan Milošević
    Pages 185-197
  12. Ružica Stričević, Goran Trbić, Mirjam Vujadinović, Ana Vuković, Aleksa Lipovac, Ivan Bogdan et al.
    Pages 199-211
  13. Tihomir Dejanovic, Goran Trbić, Tatjana Popov
    Pages 245-266
  14. Tjaša Pogačar, Zala Žnidaršič, Zalika Črepinšek, Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
    Pages 267-277
  15. Peter Rončák, Kamila Hlavčová, Silvia Kohnová, Ján Szolgay
    Pages 279-292

About this book


This book focuses on managing risks and building resilience to climate change, showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practices to foster climate change adaptation in Eastern Europe that can be implemented elsewhere.

Climate change affects countries in Eastern Europe, i.e. the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe in a variety of ways. Apart from severe floods, there are reports of decreasing water reserves in the southern regions, and of gradual changes in biodiversity and agricultural production. In the South Caucasus area, for instance, climate change models project a decline in precipitation and suggest that it will continue to become drier this century.

Many Eastern European countries, especially the non-EU ones, have weak national climate policies, and transboundary collaborations, as well as limited public engagement in matters related to climate change. As a result, climate change poses a serious threat to their economic stability and development and to the sustainable development of the region.

The above state of affairs illustrates the need for a better understanding of how climate change influences Eastern Europe, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help the countries and the communities in the region to adapt. There is also a perceived need to showcase successful examples of how to cope with the social, economic and political problems posed by floods/droughts in the region, especially ways of increasing the resilience of agriculture systems and of communities.

Addressing this need, the book presents papers written by scholars, social practitioners and members of government agencies involved in research and/or climate change projects in Eastern Europe.


Climate Change in the Balkan Climate Change Resilience Eastern European Climate Policies Climate Change in Southeast Europe Climate Change in the Caucasus Floods in Eastern Europe Drought in Eastern Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Goran Trbic
    • 2
  • Dejan Filipovic
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Life ScienceHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina
  3. 3.Faculty of GeographyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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