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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Surviving climate change in small islands : a guidebook /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tompkins, Emma L.
Publisher Tyndale Centre for Climate Change Research,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 62312950
Subjects Climatic changes ; Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects ; Islands--Environmental aspects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD885.5.G73S87 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/22/2005
Collation {132} p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and web citations (p.101-117)
Contents Notes
Why be concerned about climate change? -- Why adaptation to climate change is necessary in small islands -- How this guidebook can help you prepare for climate change -- Understanding climate change risks -- What can we expect from climate change? -- What determines the type and severity of climate change impacts? -- How to deal with the risks -- Assessing vulnerability and structuring an adaptation plan -- How to assess vulnerability climate -- How to assess the physical climate change hazards threatening your island -- Elements of an adaptation strategy -- Taking the first steps -- Developing an adaptation strategy -- Making plans to prepare for climate change -- Linking climate change with other planning processes -- Making successful adaptation decisions -- Implementing a climate change adaptation strategy -- Who implements adaptation? -- Legislation and enforcement -- Education and communication -- information and good science -- Financing adaptation -- Support networks.