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Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America

Managing Vulnerability, Fostering Resilience

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Leonardo Esteves de Freitas


  • Presents a wealth of research findings on climate change adaptation in Latin America

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

  • Covers impacts of climate change on ecosystems as well as socio-economic aspects


Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Climate Change and Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dietmar Sattler, Roman Seliger, Udo Nehren, Friederike Naegeli de Torres, Antonio Soares da Silva, Claudia Raedig et al.
      Pages 3-17
    3. Amanda Lange Salvia, Vanessa Tibola da Rocha, Luciana Londero Brandli, Sabrina Antunes Vieira
      Pages 19-32
    4. Marco Follador, Jennifer Viezzer, Mariana Egler, Martin Becher, Lukas Hach, Virgílio Pereira et al.
      Pages 33-64
    5. Anja Hebner, Kathrin Kopielski, Sven Dulleck, André Gerth, Dietmar Sattler, Roman Seliger et al.
      Pages 75-87
    6. David E. Uribe-Rivera, Carolina Vera-Burgos, Maritza Paicho, Guillermo Espinoza
      Pages 89-102
    7. Gustavo Carvalhaes Xavier Martins Pontual Machado, Cristina Jasbinschek Haguenauer, Tiago Ruprecht, Francisco Xavier Sobrinho, Edmundo Gallo
      Pages 103-129
    8. Silvia Serrao-Neumann, Ana Paula Turetta, Darryl Low Choy
      Pages 131-144
    9. Monica Bahia Schlee, Sonia Mena Jara, Maria Isabel Martinez, Ana Luiza Coelho Netto
      Pages 145-166
    10. Maritza Paicho Hidalgo, Carolina Vera Burgos, Guillermo Espinoza González
      Pages 167-177
    11. Julian David Hunt, Marcos Aurélio Vasconcelos de Freitas
      Pages 179-191
    12. M. Aparicio-Effen, I. Arana-Pardo, J. Aparicio, M. Ocampo, S. Roque, G. J. Nagy
      Pages 241-264
  3. Socio-economic Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Teresa da Silva Rosa, Marcos Barreto de Mendonca, Acácio Augusto Sebastião, Marcelo Sathler, Ricardo Matos Souza, Túlio Gava Monteiro et al.
      Pages 267-281
    3. Jennifer Viezzer, Mariana Egler, Miguel Fluminhan Filho, Marcio Wixak Vieira, Martin Becher, Patricia Betti et al.
      Pages 283-298

About this book


This book showcases experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in countries in the Latin American region, focusing on managing vulnerability and fostering resilience. It includes a selection of papers presented at a specialist symposium on climate change adaptation held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in November 2016.
Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interaction among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation in Latin America, the book documents and disseminates the wealth of experiences in the region. It is divided into two main parts: Part 1 addresses the current and future impacts of climate change on fauna, flora and landscapes, while Part 2 is concerned with the socio-economic aspects of climate change adaptation, analyzing some of the main problems prevailing in this vulnerable region and examining ways to address them.


Climate Change Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation Vulnerability Resilient Regions Ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Leonardo Esteves de Freitas
    • 2
  1. 1.FTZ-NKHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.OTSS and Geography DepartmentFiocruz and UFRJRio de JaneiroBrazil

About the editors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has in excess of 250 publications to his credit, among which ground-breaking books such as "Handbook of Climate Change Management" and others. He teaches on information, education, communication on climate change at various European universities. He has over 20 years of research experience and has a particular interest on the connections between climate and human behavior.

Professor Leonardo Estevas de Freitas is a researcher at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and a lecturer at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He specializes on geoecology and biodiversity conservation.

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