Building a Climate Resilient Economy and Society
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Building a Climate Resilient Economy and Society

Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by K. N. Ninan and Makoto Inoue

Climate change will have a profound impact on human and natural systems, and will also impede economic growth and sustainable development. In this book, leading experts from around the world discuss the challenges and opportunities in building a climate resilient economy and society. The chapters are organised in three sections. The first part explores vulnerability, adaptation and resilience, whilst Part II examines climate resilience-sectoral perspectives covering different sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, marine ecosystems, cities and urban infrastructure, drought prone areas, and renewable energy. In the final part, the authors look at Incentives, institutions and policy, including topics such as carbon pricing, REDD plus, climate finance, the role of institutions and communities, and climate policies. Combining a global focus with detailed case studies of a cross section of regions, countries and sectors, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource.
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Chapter 9: Climate change, marine ecosystems and global fisheries

U. Rashid Sumaila, William W.L. Cheung, Philippe M. Cury and Travis Tai

Abstract

In this chapter the authors review current knowledge on the potential impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and the millions of people worldwide who depend on them. The authors highlight the fact that different parts of the world would be impacted differently and, therefore, climate will impact people in different regions differently. They then provide a number of policy recommendations to help prepare society for the changes that we are already seeing and those yet to come. To build climate resilient marine ecosystems and global fisheries, the authors highlight the need to transform their management by increasing incentives for community engagement, deploy marine protected areas, and promote sustainability enhancing public policies by avoiding harmful ones such as the provision of capacity enhancing fisheries subsidies.

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