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Title Distributional impacts of climate change and disasters : concepts and cases / edited by Matthias Ruth and María E. Ibarrarán
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 216 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Series New horizons in environmental economics
New horizons in environmental economics.
Contents COVER; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART I Background; 1. Introduction: distributional effects of climate change -- social and economic implications; 2. Vulnerability, sensitivity and coping/adapting capacity worldwide; 3. Climate change and natural disasters: economic and distributional impacts; PART II Differential Impacts; 4. Health impacts of heat: present realities and potential impacts of a climate change; 5. Gender and climate change vulnerability: what's the problem, what's the solution?
Summary Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. This book addresses the differential vulnerability of people and places, introducing concepts and methods for analysis and illustrating the impact on local, regional, national, and global scales
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Risk management.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes.
Environmental impact analysis.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Natural disasters -- Economic aspects.
Natural disasters -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Ibarrarán, María Eugenia.
Ruth, Matthias.
ISBN 1849802335 (electronic bk.)
9781849802338 (electronic bk.)