Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia, 1st ed. 2019
The Urban Book Series
Coordinators: Daniere Amrita G., Garschagen MatthiasLanguage: Anglais
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228 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback
This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable.
The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three urgent questions:
- How does climate change interact with poverty and vulnerability to create risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia?
- What does knowledge, from both academic literature and action research, tell us about creating climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable?
- How can we strengthen the agency of individuals, groups and institutions to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change?
The book hopes to answer to current challenges posed by climate change. In the volume, the authors discuss how the agency of individuals, groups and institutions can be strengthened to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change.
Dr. Matthias Garschagen is the Head of Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) at United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UN-EHS) and a Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. His main research focus is on urban vulnerability, social resilience and climate change adaptation, particularly in Asia. He serves as a Lead Author in the IPCC’s Special Report on Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).