University Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Rafael Leal-Arcas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Experiences From Climate Change Research, Education and Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad Usman Mazhar, Richard Bull, Mark Lemon, Saad Bin Saleem Ahmad
      Pages 33-56
    3. Camille Washington-Ottombre, Sarah E. Brylinsky, Dennis B. Carlberg, Dano Weisbord
      Pages 77-93
    4. Anteneh Girma, Menale Kassie, Siegfried Bauer, Walter Leal Filho
      Pages 159-174
    5. Onifade Tawakalitu Bola, Wandiga Shem Oyoo, Bello Isah Adewale, Jekayinfa Simeon Olatayo, Harvey J. Patricia
      Pages 175-201
  3. Experiences and Lessons From Climate Change and Related Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Olumuyiwa Idowu Ojo, Johnson Olawale Olonnu, Masengo Francois Ilunga
      Pages 247-264
    3. Hossein Khajehpour, Yadollah Saboohi, George Tsatsaronis
      Pages 291-315
    4. Guillermo Mandelli Constant, Erika Sänger Do Amaral, Alberto Paucar-Caceres, Silvia Quispe Prieto, Manuel Caipa Ramos
      Pages 385-403

About this book


This book focuses on the role of higher education institutions in addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, contributing to the development of this fast-growing field. Further, it includes the results of empirical research and offers ideas regarding on-going and future research initiatives. The contributions also

• showcase the research and projects on issues pertaining to climate change at universities from across the globe;

• document and promote ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and best practices; and

• introduce methodological approaches and projects that offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors.

The book is structured around two parts: lessons learned from climate change research, education, studies and projects. Each part focuses on mitigation and adaptation respectively, with many responses of the two modalities overlapping.

This book is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, as well as academics and students, as it presents education, communication and awareness-raising projects on matters related to climate change at universities in both industrialised and developing countries, often in cooperation with government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders.


Climate Change Communication Sustainable Development Environmental Management Climate Change Education Climate Change Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Rafael Leal-Arcas
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.School of LawQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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