Building Resilience to a Changing Climate - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179116

Building Resilience to a Changing Climate

1st Edition

Authors: Emily York
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179116
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 200
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Building Resilience to a Changing Climate shares guidance and lessons learned from early efforts in collaborative climate resilience planning. Climate projections, both in general climate and in projections of increases in extreme weather, lead us to expect that certain communities will be on the frontlines of cascading risks, requiring leaders in all sectors to consider social equity implications in decision-making. This book serves as a tool for navigating an overwhelming and often daunting undertaking. As climate changes and impacts continue to accelerate and public demand for action increases, government agencies and NGOs will face difficult decisions on how to engage, plan and respond.

This book will appeal to researchers and practitioners in a number of fields, especially those concerned with climate risks to humans, communities and social infrastructure.

Key Features

  • Features case studies on theories, models and approaches to inform practice and help create actionable plans
  • Draws from a diversity of thought-leaders on the subject of strengths-based, collaborative and equitable climate resilience planning
  • Provides further resources for readers to dive into and explore on their own


Practitioners and researchers involved in climate change, public health, emergency management, and disaster management

Table of Contents

1. Equipping your toolbox with a cross-sectoral compass
2. Promoting adaptive management and institutional risk taking
3. Leading with health, equity and inclusivity
4. Moving beyond the conventional risk mitigation model
5. Using a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach
6. Ensuring meaningful community engagement
7. Selecting strategies that build resilience to multiple climate stressors
8. Implementing with the power of partnerships
9. Sharing your collective success
10. Evolving the practice


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About the Author

Emily York

Emily York leads the Oregon Climate and Health program and is a co-author of the 2018 National Climate Assessment and Oregon Climate and Health Resilience Plan. She is co-chair of a national community of practice on climate and health communications and serves as an advisor to the International Transformational Resilience Coalition. She has graduate degrees in public health and sustainability from Portland State University and undergraduate degrees in planning and visual communications from the University of Washington. Before joining the State, Emily led local policy initiatives at the City of Portland and worked with the Coalition for a Liveable Future.

Affiliations and Expertise

Climate and Health Program Lead, Oregon Health Authority, Portland, Oregon, USA

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