Improving climate risk management at local level – techniques, case studies, good practices and guidelines for World Meteorological Organization members

Martinez, R. and Hemming, D. and Malone, L. and Bermudez, N. and Cockfield, G. and Diongue, A. and Hansen, J. and Hildebrand, A. and Ingram, K. and Jakeman, G. and Kadi, M. and McGregor, G. R. and Mushtaq, S. and Rao, P. and Pulwarty, R. and Ndiaye, O. and Srinivasan, G. and Seck, Eh. and White, N. and Zougmore, R. (2012) Improving climate risk management at local level – techniques, case studies, good practices and guidelines for World Meteorological Organization members. In: Risk management - current issues and challenges. InTech Europe, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 477-532. ISBN 978-953-51-0747-7

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Abstract

Climate can be viewed in a number of ways. As a constraint or setting, climate provides the broad boundary conditions within which a range of ecosystems services function. Climate may be considered a determinant in that it may be part of a causal chain of direct or indirect events leading to a particular impact or outcome. Climate can also be viewed as a resource; this notion implies that climate has a value, could be managed and manipulated and by extension could be allocated. More often than not, climate is viewed as a hazard. Whichever of these views of climate is adopted, it is clear that climate has a close relationship with nature and society and therefore climate variability and change may pose a range of risks for environments, societies and economies.


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Additional Information: Chapter 21. © 2012 Martínez et al., licensee InTech. This is an open access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. A free online edition of this book is available at www.intechopen.com Copyright © 2012 InTech All chapters are Open Access distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, which allows users to download, copy and build upon published articles even for commercial purposes, as long as the author and publisher are properly credited, which ensures maximum dissemination and a wider impact of our publications. After this work has been published by InTech, authors have the right to republish it, in whole or part, in any publication of which they are the author, and to make other personal use of the work. Any republication, referencing or personal use of the work must explicitly identify the original source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 05:11
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 03:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: social impacts; natural hazards; water resources; climate study; risk management
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091507 Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5772/51554
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22056

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