Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Global and Sectoral Aspects

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 29, 2014 - Business & Economics - 1140 pages
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) again forms the standard scientific reference for all those concerned with the environmental and social consequences of climate change, including students and researchers across the natural and social sciences, professionals in medicine and law, and practitioners in environmental planning, resource management, development, disaster risk reduction, and adaptation. It provides relevant material for decision makers and stakeholders at all levels of government, NGOs, and the private sector worldwide. This assessment provides information on: • Impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts; • Vulnerabilities and interactions that make some climate events devastating, while others pass with little notice; • Risks of climate change impacts for the health and security of people and ecosystems; • Risks of climate change impacts for human activities; • Prospects for adaptation, including opportunities, barriers, and financing; • Broad dimensions of a climate change "solution-space".
 

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Contents

Contents
3
Future Risks and Opportunities for Adaptation
11
Managing Future Risks and Building Resilience
25
Technical Summary
35
Contents
37
Managing Future Risks and Building Resilience
85
Working Group II Frequently Asked Questions
93
CrossChapter Boxes
97
Key Economic Sectors and Services
659
Impacts Adaptation and CoBenefits
709
Human Security
755
References
779
Livelihoods and Poverty
793
Adaptation Needs and Options
833
Adaptation Planning and Implementation
869
Adaptation Opportunities Constraints and Limits
899

Point of Departure
169
Foundations for Decision Making
195
the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007? 174
197
Freshwater Resources
229
Terrestrial and Inland Water Systems
271
Coastal Systems and LowLying Areas
361
Ocean Systems
411
Food Security and Food Production Systems
485
Urban Areas
535
Rural Areas
613
Economics of Adaptation
945
Detection and Attribution of Observed Impacts
979
Frequently Asked Questions
981
Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities
1039
17
1062
17
1097
Adaptation Mitigation and Sustainable Development
1101
References
1125
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