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

The ebook advances wisdom approximately weather switch version practices via a sequence of case reports. It offers very important proof approximately variation practices in agriculture, companies, the coastal quarter, group companies, catastrophe administration, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. as well as 38 case experiences throughout those sectors, the ebook comprises horizon-scoping essays from foreign specialists in version study, together with Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, invoice Solecki, and Gary Yohe.

Australia’s social-ecological platforms have an extended heritage of adapting to weather variability and alter, and in contemporary a long time has been a world-leader in imposing and getting to know version, making this e-book of common relevance to all these operating to conform our surroundings and societies to weather change.

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And Guitart, D. (eds) Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change.  87–94. , Crompton, R. and Coates, L. (2007) Financial Benefits Arising From Regulated Wind Loading Construction in Tropical Cyclone Prone Areas of Australia. Report Commissioned by the Australian Building Codes Board. Risk Frontiers, Australia. , Walker, G. and Pielke Jr, R. (2013) Market-based mechanisms for climate change adaptation: Assessing the potential for and limits to insurance and market-based mechanisms for encouraging climate change adaptation.

Their thinking on the risk underwent a transformation and, in many ways, so too did their responses to adapting to climate change. In both cases however, the goal was (to use the IPCC language) to maintain ‘the essence and integrity of a system’. In the case of Western Australia the goal was robust and secure water supply, and in the case of national drought policy the goal was a robust and competitive farming sector. In looking at these cases, the distinction between transformational change and incremental change does not explain much.

Governments can use their sovereign power to compel one group of consumers to pay too much in order to provide a subsidy to another. ╇ Both private and government insurance systems can in principal encourage mitigation through premium discounts and risk-informed underwriting. However, government insurance systems often dilute the incentives for mitigation by subsidising high risks from low risks or by raising revenue for losses from an unrelated source, like a tax levy. ╇ With financial back-up or guarantees from the state, government pools can fall back on resources not available to the private sector.

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