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Ross Westoby, Rachel Clissold, and Karen E. McNamara

1. Introduction Climate change impacts are growing in magnitude and frequency with marked impacts across the globe ( IPCC 2014 ). Effective adaptation is an urgent and unavoidable priority as climate change accelerates and makes it increasingly difficult for vulnerable countries to meet adaptation needs ( IPCC 2014 ). Despite this urgency, adaptation activity in highly exposed regions like the Pacific Islands has made minimal progress toward intended objectives to date ( Nunn and Kumar 2019

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Torbjørn Selseng, Marit Klemetsen, and Tone Rusdal

1. Introduction In many countries, including Norway, a crucial role in adapting society to climate change has fallen to the local level of government ( Dannevig et al. 2012 ; IPCC 2014b ; Porter et al. 2015 ). As the principal spatial planners, local governments are strategically positioned to deliver climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies devised from above and in coordinating bottom-up action ( Dannevig and Aall 2015 ; Porter et al. 2015 ). In a Norwegian context, the emphasis has

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Nikolai Bobylev, Sebastien Gadal, Valery Konyshev, Maria Lagutina, and Alexander Sergunin

foundation of the storage tank sank due to thawing permafrost and 20 000 tons of fuel spilled into a nearby river, demonstrated one more time, the negative implications of warming in the Arctic. For these reasons, planning for city climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable development (SD) strategies in the Far North is especially important because it helps to cope with the above challenges and avoid costly mistakes in developing the region and urban communities with fragile ecosystems and

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David Samuel Williams

implementation of climate policy and action is largely influenced by the engagement of complex governance structures spanning from the global to the national and, in particular, the local level ( Di Gregorio et al. 2019 ; Baker et al. 2012 ; Celliers et al. 2020b ; Williams et al. 2020b ). Strengthening the engagement between these levels of governance could significantly support climate change adaptation through the reduction of risk from climate change impacts and the advancement of sustainable

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Susmita Mitra, Pradeep K. Mehta, and Sudipta Kumar Mishra

are more vulnerable to adapt to the changing situation. A better understanding of their perceptions is important to inform policies aimed at promoting successful adaptation. This paper presents an empirical study in the Mewat (recently renamed as Nuh) district of Haryana. Mewat is one of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged districts of not only Haryana but also of the country, despite its proximity to the national capital New Delhi. Among other factors, the impoverishment of the district is

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Chukwuma Otum Ume, Ogochukwu Onah, Kehinde Paul Adeosun, Onyekwe Chris Nnamdi, Nice Nneoma Ihedioha, Chukwuemeka Onyia, and Ezinne Orie Idika

1. Introduction As in every other nation of the world, the need for climate change adaptation in the United Kingdom has suddenly become inevitable ( Taylor et al. 2014 ). Previous research indicates that climate change manifests in myriad ways: floods, heat waves, cold spells, droughts, and water scarcity ( Demski et al. 2017 ). In the United Kingdom, climate-related risks in the form of cold spells appear to be one of the major manifestations of climate events. Cold spells in the United

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Traoré Amadou, Gatien N. Falconnier, Kouressy Mamoutou, Serpantié Georges, B. A. Alassane, Affholder François, Giner Michel, and Sultan Benjamin

aspects of food security such as accessibility and utilization ( Hamani 2007 ). These potential impacts on agriculture call for increasing efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and to adapt to climate change ( Ouédraogo et al. 2010 ). Adaptation can occur at individual level, that is, through a change of practice or, at the community level, through collective action and knowledge sharing. At the individual/household level, adaptation can be defined as the “household level behavior that aim to

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Christine D. Miller Hesed, Michael Paolisso, Elizabeth R. Van Dolah, and Katherine J. Johnson

1. Introduction Adaptation to anthropogenic climate change poses difficult decision-making and management challenges because of the long time scales involved; the complex interconnectedness between socioeconomic, ecological, and climate conditions; and the uncertainties around future climate impacts and risks ( Few et al. 2007 ; Jones et al. 2014 ). While scientific and technical information is crucial for good adaptation decision-making, it is rarely sufficient to guide adaptation planning on

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Julia Linder and Victoria Campbell-Arvai

in the future as a result of global climate change ( Allstadt et al. 2015 ; Augspurger 2013 ). The impacts of climate change necessitate adaptation by the agricultural sector. Adaptation involves the implementation of behaviors and technologies that buffer systems from anticipated climate change and take advantage of new climate dynamics ( IPCC 2018 ). Agricultural systems must continually adapt in order to build resilience to changes in climate ( Folke et al. 2010 ); with resilience defined as

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Amy Savage, Lisa Schubert, Corey Huber, Hilary Bambrick, Nina Hall, and Bill Bellotti

damage to reefs, crops, homes, and other infrastructure; and uncertain seasons—all of which are likely to undermine FNS ( Asch et al. 2018 ; Bell et al. 2018 ; Nurse et al. 2014 ; Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department et al. 2015 ; Savage et al. 2020a ). Vanuatu is also ranked globally as the most at-risk nation for natural hazards, highlighting its underlying environmental vulnerability and challenges for adaptation ( Day et al. 2019 ). Vanuatu is experiencing an increasing reliance on

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