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Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change and Sustainability Responses

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines Abu Dhabi’s responses to climate change and environmental sustainability through case studies of major alternative energy and sustainability initiatives, including the Masdar ... More


Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors

Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226326832
eISBN:
9780226326856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. This book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the ... More


Adaptation to Anthropogenic Climate Change

Michael J. Angilletta

in Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198570875
eISBN:
9780191718748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570875.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Rates of warming during recent decades have exceeded those experienced during the previous millennia. This anthropogenic climate change has led to advances in organismal phenology, shifts in ... More


Adaptation to Climate Change

JoAnn Carmin, Kathleen Tierney, Eric Chu, Lori M. Hunter, J. Timmons Roberts, and Linda Shi

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Climate change adaptation involves major global and societal challenges such as finding adequate and equitable adaptation funding and integrating adaptation and development programs. Current funding ... More


Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many ... More


Adapting to Climate Change

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Aquatic ecosystems are particularly sensitive to climate change due to the high heat capacity of water, the probability of altered thermal regimes, and changes to coupled thermal-hydrological ... More


Adapting to Long-Term Change

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Long-term changes in the world such as demographic trends, climate change, and disruptive innovation create permanent shifts in patterns of supply or demand. Chapter 12 explores the nature and ... More


Adapting to or Fighting Globalization

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the possibilities of local resistance to discourses of globalization and the free trade principle associated with it. Local resistance is a symbol of plurality that creates ... More


Adaptiveness

Frank Biermann

in Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028226
eISBN:
9780262322928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028226.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on adaptiveness as a dimension of effective earth system governance, with particular emphasis on the requirements of global adaptation governance. It considers core dilemmas such ... More


Additive Damages, Fat-Tailed Climate Dynamics, and Uncertain Discounting

Martin L. Weitzman

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Climate change is so complicated, involving so many different disciplines and viewpoints that a model can only address one or two facets of the problem. This chapter focuses on the economic ... More


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