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Handbook of Climate Change Resilience

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Gathers information on climate change resilience in a comprehensive way

  • Provides information of interest to a wide audience (e.g. academic, policy-makers, managers and students)

  • Presents current information to meet the most recent European and international recommendations on climate change

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lii
  2. Climate Change Resilience in Transportation, Energy, Forestry, and Water/Coastal Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mustapha Adeojo Ibrahim, Bashir Yusuf Abubakar, Mohammed Lawal Balarabe
      Pages 3-27
    3. Chika Ogbonna, Eike Albrecht, Collins Ugochukwu, Chinedum Nwajiuba, Robert Onyeneke
      Pages 29-49
    4. A. Saleem Khan, Kytt MacManus, Jane Mills, Malgosia Madajewicz, Laxmi Ramasubramanian
      Pages 95-115
    5. Jagriti Kher, Savita Aggarwal, Geeta Punhani, Sakshi Saini
      Pages 149-176
    6. Vignesh Sridharan, Eunice Pereira Ramos, Constantinos Taliotis, Mark Howells, Paul Basudde, Isaac V. Kinhonhi
      Pages 177-205
    7. Adithya Pradyumna, Ramkumar Bendapudi, Dipak Zade, Marcella D’Souza, Premsagar Tasgaonkar
      Pages 207-228
    8. Peni Hausia Havea, Sarah L. Hemstock, Helene Jacot Des Combes
      Pages 229-243
    9. Abeer Ahmed Qaed Ahmed, Kehinde Abraham Odelade, Olubukola Oluranti Babalola
      Pages 381-401

About this book


Climate resilience, or the capacity of socio-ecological systems to adapt and upkeep their functions when facing physical-chemical stress, is a key feature of ecosystems and communities. As the risks and impacts of climate change become more intense and more visible, there is a need to foster a broader understanding of both the impacts of these disruptions to food, water, and energy supplies and to increase resilience at the national and local level.

The Handbook of Climate Change Resilience comprises a diverse body of knowledge, united in the objective of building climate resilience in both the industralised and the developing world. This unique publication will assist scientists, decision-makers and community members to take action to make countries, regions and cities more resilient.


Climate Change adaptation Climate change management Sustainable Agriculture Forestry resilience Sustainability water energy food nexus Climate change mitigation Forest management Climate policy Resilience recommendations

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP), Faculty of Life Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre Sustainable Development and Climate Change ManagementHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

About the editors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and holds the Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is a Lead Author at AR6´s Working Group II (Climate Change Adaptation) at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), founding editor of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, and heads the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Climate Change Management series with Springer. Prof. Walter Leal serves on the editorial board of various journals. He has in excess of 400 publications to his credit, among which are ground-breaking books such as “Universities and Climate Change”, “The Economic, Social and Political Aspects of Climate Change”,  the “Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation” and the “Handbook of Climate Change Communication”.  He has nearly 30  years of field experience on project management, and has a particular interest in the connections between sustainability, climate change adaptation, and human behaviour.

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