Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Maurizio Tiepolo, Alessandro Pezzoli, Vieri Tarchiani
    Pages 1-18 Open Access
  3. Analysis for Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Maurizio Bacci, Moussa Mouhaïmouni
      Pages 41-56 Open Access
    3. Elena Belcore, Angela Calvo, Carolin Canessa, Alessandro Pezzoli
      Pages 73-102 Open Access
    4. Maurizio Tiepolo, Maurizio Bacci
      Pages 103-131 Open Access
    5. Alessandro Demarchi, Elena Isotta Cristofori, Anna Facello
      Pages 133-150 Open Access
    6. Francesca Franzetti, Alessandro Pezzoli, Marco Bagliani
      Pages 169-195 Open Access
  4. Decision Making Tools for Climate Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Maurizio Tiepolo, Sarah Braccio
      Pages 227-245 Open Access
    3. Edoardo Fiorillo, Vieri Tarchiani
      Pages 247-263 Open Access
    4. Juan Carlos Vargas Moreno, Enrico Ponte, Sophia Emperador, Marcela Orozco Noriega
      Pages 285-310 Open Access
    5. Federica Di Marcantonio, François Kayitakire
      Pages 323-341 Open Access
    6. Maurizio Tiepolo, Alessandro Pezzoli, Vieri Tarchiani
      Pages 365-372 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book aims to inspire decision makers and practitioners to change their approach to climate planning in the tropics through the application of modern technologies for characterizing local climate and tracking vulnerability and risk, and using decision-making tools. Drawing on 16 case studies conducted mainly in the Caribbean, Central America, Western and Eastern Africa, and South East Asia it is shown how successful integration of traditional and modern knowledge can enhance disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change in the tropics. The case studies encompass both rural and urban settings and cover different scales: rural communities, cities, and regions. In addition, the book looks to the future of planning by addressing topics of major importance, including residual risk integration in local development plans, damage insurance and the potential role of climate vulnerability reduction credits. In many regions of the tropics, climate planning is growing but has still very low quality. This book identifies the weaknesses and proposes effective solutions.


Climate Vulnerability Urban Resilience Climate Change Adaptation Climate Adaptation Planning Environmental Risk Analysis Decision making Tools Disaster Risk Reduction Tropical climate management Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Tiepolo
    • 1
  • Alessandro Pezzoli
    • 2
  • Vieri Tarchiani
    • 3
  1. 1.DISTPolitecnico di Torino TorinoItaly
  2. 2.DISTPolitecnico di Torino TorinoItaly
  3. 3.IBIMET-CNR FirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59095-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59096-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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