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Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change : Advancing Decision-Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

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Many of the challenges that decision-makers grapple with in relation to climate change are governance related. Planning and decision-making is evolving in ambiguous institutional environments, in which many key issues remain unresolved, including relationships between different actors; funding arrangements; and the sources and procedures for vetting data. These issues are particularly acute at this juncture, as climate adaptation moves from broad planning processes to the management of infrastructure systems. Concrete decisions must be made.

Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change draws on case studies of three coastal cities situated within very different governance regimes: neo-corporatist Rotterdam, neo-pluralist Boston and semi-authoritarian Singapore. The book examines how infrastructure managers and other stakeholders grappling with complex and uncertain climate risks are likely to make project-level decisions in practice, and how more effective decision-making can be supported. The differences across governance regimes are currently unaccounted for in adaptation planning, but are crucial as best practices are devised. These lessons are also applicable to infrastructure planning and decision-making in other contexts.

This book will be of great interest to scholars of climate change and environmental policy and governance, particularly in the context of infrastructure management.

Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Todd Schenk
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2017
TCIN: 52835450
UPC: 9781138194199
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8245

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