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Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
How Can Countries Adapt?

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June 2012 | 400 pages | SAGE India
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to global economic development. Left unchecked, continued global warming could cause worldwide social and environmental disruption. The Asia and Pacific region is more vulnerable to climate change risks than other regions due to its dependence on the natural resources and agriculture sectors.

Densely populated coastal areas, weak institutions, and the poverty of a considerable proportion of its population add to the susceptibility of this region. Adaptation—making adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate stimuli— becomes a key strategy for sustaining economic growth.

This volume examines the framework conditions for integrating climate change adaptation measures into agriculture, water, and natural resources management activities for the Asia and Pacific region. Based on the review of country experiences, the book describes key dimensions, suggests interventions for further exploration, and serves as a basis for planning and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into sectoral planning


Masahiro Kawai

Worapot Manupipatpong and Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
Part One: Cllimate Change Challenges, Scenatios, risks, and Planning tools
Review of the Economics of Climate Change on Southeast Asia

Tae Yong Jung
Agricultural Impact of Climate Change: A General Equilibrium Analysis with Special Reference to Southeast Asia

Fan Zhai and Juzhong Zhuang
Monitoring the Vulnerability and Need for Adaptation Planning for Food Security

Vangimalla R Reddy, David H Fleisher, Dennis J Timlin, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, K Raja Reddy, and Yang Yang
Adapting to Climate Change-Opportunities and Challenges for Asia and the Pacific

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
Part Two: Evolving Adaptation Measures in the Region
Valuing Natural Resource Management: Climate Change Adaptation in the European Union

Meinhard Breiling
Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning for Water Security

Zhijun Chen
Water Management Practices and Climate Change Adaptation: South Asian Experiences

Selvarajah Pathmarajah
Adaptation Measures for Climate Change in Japan

Toshio Okazumi and Eiji Otsuki
Climate Change Impacts on the Mekong River Delta

Shigeko Haruyama
Integrated Approach to Climate Change Impact Assessment on Agricultural Production Systems

Tsugihiro Watanabe
Adaptation in Urban Settings: Asian Experiences

Jostacio M Lapitan
Part Three: Successful Programs and Measures of Adaptation in Vulnerarle Areas
Flood Disasters and Warning Systems in Northern Thailand

Thada Sukhapunnaphan and Taikan Oki
Integrated Flood Analysis System: An Efficient Tool to Implement Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems

Kazuhiko Fukami, Tomonobu Sugiura, Seishi Nabesaka, Go Ozawa, Jun Magome, and Takahiro Kawakami
Effectiveness of Early Warning Systems and Monitoring Tools in the Mekong Basin

Guillaume Lacombe, Chu Thai Hoanh, and Thierry Valéro
Insurance Solutions to Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Yuri Murayama, Harumi Yashiro, and Hideki Kimura
Community-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons and Findings

Masanori Kobayashi and Ikuyo Kikusawa
Learning to Adapt: Case of Gender Alliance in Japan

Midori Aoyagi
Structural and Nonstructural Adaptation Measures of Climate Change in India

Agastin Baulraj
Part Four: Action Plan for Policymakers and Planners to Reduce Risk Impact
Adapting to Climate Change: Developing Local Capacity

Srikantha Herath
Financing Adaptation Responses: Disaster Mitigation in Viet Nam

Bui Duong Nghieu
Economic Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture at Farm Level

Kuppannan Palanisami, Coimbatore Ramarao Ranganathan, Samiappan Senthilnathan, and Sevi Govindaraj
Supporting Climate Action Plans: The Role of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform

Serena Fortuna
Part Five: Capacity Building Strategies for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity in the Asia and Pacific Region: Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
Current Status of Adaptation Planning in the Region

Tomonori Sudo
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning

Youssef Nassef
Conclusions, Policy Implications, and the Way Forward

Robert Dobias, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Vangimalla R. Reddy, and Meinhard Breiling



This book provides a rigorous and up-to-date analysis of the climate change risks and impacts for the Asian region. It also presents some of the successful adaptation case-studies in the region and provides a stepwise guidance on ways to integrating adaptation programmes into the mainstream policy and planning process…The editors of this book have so skillfully weaved the contributions of different author-teams that it retains its flow from the very beginning to the end and is able to engage not only specialists and fellow professionals, but a general audience as well.

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