All pages with keywords: climate change adaptation

Swenja Surminski

Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski 18 November, 2019

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. read more »


An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England

An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England

An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England read more »


Book Review: Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed for in The 21st Century by Harald Welzer

Commentary 19 May, 2012

Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth’s poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shapi… … read more »


Adapting to the impacts of climate change in the UK

Adapting to the impacts of climate change in the UK

a commentary by Nicola Ranger 31 January, 2011

The first set of reports from public bodies setting out what they are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change on the UK was published by the Department for … read more »


Adaptation in the UK: a decision-making process

Adaptation in the UK: a decision-making process

a policy publication by Nicola Ranger, Antony Millner, Simon Dietz, Sam Fankhauser, Gianni Ruta 1 September, 2010

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges we face. It will impact the UK population, environment and economy in many ways; including health, water supplies, food, … read more »