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Adaptive Governance and Climate Change

by Ronald D Brunner and Amanda H Lynch American Meteorological Society
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Pbk 404 pages
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While recent years have seen undeniable progress in the acknowledgment of both the dangers of climate change and the importance of working to mitigate it, little has actually been done. Emissions continue to rise, and even the ambitious targets set by international accords fall far short of the drastic cuts that are needed to prevent catastrophe.

With Adaptive Governance and Climate Change, Ronald D. Brunner and Amanda H. Lynch argue that we need to take a new tack, moving away from reliance on centralised, top-down approaches - the treaties and accords that have proved disappointingly ineffective thus far - and towards a more flexible,
multi-level approach. Based in the principles of adaptive governance - which are designed to produce programs that
adapt quickly and easily to new information and experimental results - such an approach would encourage diversity and innovation in the search for solutions, while at the same time pointedly recasting the problem as one in which every culture and community around the world has an inherent interest.
''Finding ways to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change is going to require policy experts and climate scientists to learn how to work together. This fascinating and provocative book is proof that such unusual collaborations can actually succeed."--Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of O
Ronald D. Brunner is a policy scientist specializing in the integration of theory and practice.
Amanda H. Lynch is head of Monash Climate and a professor in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Monash University.