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By Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik

The e-book advances wisdom approximately weather swap edition practices via a chain of case stories. It provides very important proof approximately variation practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal sector, neighborhood companies, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case reviews throughout those sectors, the e-book includes horizon-scoping essays from overseas specialists in edition examine, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological structures have a protracted historical past of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in contemporary a long time has been a world-leader in enforcing and gaining knowledge of version, making this ebook of common relevance to all these operating to evolve our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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Just like their private sector counterparts, public sector insurance schemes differ around the world. In Spain, the provision of catastrophe insurance is socialised with a standard levy applied to all insurance products. In New Zealand, the Earthquake Commission covers the first NZ$ 100â•›000 of loss to residential property insured with the private sector and with a single premium. In the UK a new arrangement to deal with flood risk is being negotiated in which a not-for-profit organisation, Flood Re, is expected to assume responsibility for homes at risk to events more frequent than a 1-in-200â•›year flood.

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