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Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change

W. Neil Adger, Jouni Paavola, Saleemul Huq, M.J. Mace Editors

Report/paper, 312 pages

Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change brings together scholars from political science, economics, law, human geography, and climate science to offer the first assessment of the social justice issues in adaptation to climate change. The book outlines the philosophical underpinnings of different types of justice in relation to climate change, present inequities, and future burdens, and it applies these to real-world examples of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and Hungary. It argues that the key to adapting to climate change lies in recognizing the equity and justice issues inherent in its causes and in human responses to it.

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  • IIED code: 10019IIED
  • Published: May 2006 - MIT
  • Theme: Climate change
  • ISBN: 978-0-262-51193-3
  • Language: English

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