Adaptive Governance and Climate Change

  • Authors
  • Ronald D. Brunner
  • Amanda H. Lynch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
    Pages 31-103
  4. Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
    Pages 105-185
  5. Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
    Pages 187-260
  6. Ronald D. Brunner, Amanda H. Lynch
    Pages 261-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-404

About this book


As greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures at the poles continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance—an approach that has succeeded in some local communities and can be undertaken by others around the globe. This book provides a political and historical analysis of climate change policy; shows how adaptive governance has worked on the ground in Barrow, Alaska, and other local communities; and makes the case for adaptive governance as a complementary approach in the climate change regime.


Adaptive Governance Alaska  Barrow Climate Impacts Global warming climate change temperature

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Meteorological Society 2010
  • Publisher Name American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-878220-97-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-935704-01-0
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