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Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy

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Edited by: Tim Bonyhady, Andrew Macintosh, Jan McDonald

ISBN13: 9781862877962
Published: October 2010
Publisher: The Federation Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Softcover
Price: £38.99

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While climate policy has focused overwhelmingly on the science and on reducing emissions, policy makers are increasingly focused on how to adapt to changes are already "locked in", changes that will bring significant social economic and environmental impacts. Adaptation will require technological innovation as well as behavioural and attitudinal change. This book covers the legal dimensions of adaptation and addresses challenges across sector interests. It considers whether existing regulatory and governance frameworks are supportive, adaptable or barriers to necessary change. The authors cover the key issues: sea level rise, planning; water security; climate justice; conservation regimes; the role of the courts; insurance; compensation; and the law of disasters.

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Mapping the legal landscape of climate change adaptation Jan McDonald A theoretical framework for adaptation policy Andrew Macintosh From blueprint to footprint: Climate change and the challenge for planning Anne Leitch, Ben Harman and Marcus B Lane Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level Rise Tim Bonyhady How adaptable are our conservation regimes? Jeff Smith Adaptation measures for water security in a changing climate: Policy, planning and law Poh-Ling Tan The role of courts in relation to adaptation to climate change Brian J Preston Adaptation and climate justice Daniel A Farber An insurer's approach to management of climate risks Sonia Powell Paying the price of adaptation: Compensation for climate change impacts Jan McDonald The law of disasters Tim BonyhadyIndex