Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2010
While climate policy has focused overwhelmingly on the science and on reducing emissions, policy makers are increasingly focused on how to adapt to changes that 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.