Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Jesse M. Keenan

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Climate Adaptation Management in Rural and Urban Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Valentina Giannini, Emiliano Ramieri, Margarita Caso Chávez, Karina Santos del Prado Gasca, Karla Priego Martínez
      Pages 27-49
    3. Nicole Klenk, Dragos Flueraru, James Ian MacLellan
      Pages 51-66
    4. Omer Chouinard, Steve Plante, Sebastian Weissenberger, Mélinda Noblet, Julie Guillemot
      Pages 67-87
  3. Climate Change and the Built Environment

  4. Conflicts and Synergies: Adaptation, Resilience and Multi-hazard Mitigation

  5. Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change

  6. Climate Change, Planning and Health and Examples from Other Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Elisaveta P. Petkova, Anne S. Celovsky, Wei-Yann Tsai, David P. Eisenman
      Pages 289-304
    3. Sonia Salas, Angelo Araya, Andrés Bodini
      Pages 305-320
    4. Laura Kleerekoper, Jeroen Kluck, Andy van den Dobbelsteen
      Pages 321-335
  7. Final Considerations

About this book


This edited book responds to the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects North America and for the identification of processes, methods and tools which may help countries and communities to develop an adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and political complexities posed by climate change, so that lessons can be learned and best practices may be disseminated. A focus is on “fostering resilience and the regional capacity to adapt,” meaning that experiences from research, field projects and best practices in climate change adaptation and resilience among countries in the region are presented which may help advance the integration of climate science into socio-economic policies in the public and private sectors.


Climate Change Policies Regional Governance Sustainable Development Coastal Infrastructure Resilience Risk Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Jesse M. Keenan
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of DesignHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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