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Jan 31, 2013

Great opportunity -- Call for Papers: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation

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Call for Papers: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation

The International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) - in cooperation with Springer - is  preparing a landmark, multi-volume reference work  titled the Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. This is an addition to the series “Climate Change Management” which, since it was launched in 2008,  has become
the world´s leading book series on the topic:

The Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation  will provide a concrete  contribution towards addressing the perceived need for high-quality, interdisciplinary papers, 
which can be used not only as a valuable information source but also as tools to support teaching and research and, as an added value, help to assist in  decision-making. The Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation focuses in one of the key aspects of climate change: adaptation and how to handle its impacts on physical, biotic and human systems, including social and normative scientific concerns, coupled  with the tools, approaches and methods aimed at the management of these effects and impacts.

Although the  Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation is on the one hand grounded in the best science and meets the highest scientific standards, it aims on the other hand as far as possible to be inclusive methodologically, and be practice-based. It will also be fully international in its coverage and authorship, as befits a topic of such importance to humankind. 

The  Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation is structured around 4 volumes:

Volume 1. Climate Change Impacts and Management                              
Volume 2. Policy and Climate Change                                       
Volume 3.  Climate Change Adaptation, Agriculture  and Water Security                                        
Volume 4. Climate Change  Adaptation Technologies                             

A set of cross-cutting issues will be included, such as the socio-economics of climate change, resilience, economics, trade, growth, development, justice, poverty, health, populations, security, international politics, the UN process,  democracy, education, information and communication. The Millenium Development Goals also represent a major element to be considered. Due to its scope, approach and global impact, this is probably one of the most significant book projects in the field of climate change of this Decade. 

Abstracts from suitable qualified researchers are now being invited. The deadline for submissions is the 30th March 2013. Details on the schedule and structure will be discussed with interested colleagues. Expressions  of interest should be sent to ICCIP at: or