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CASELAP Faculty Dr Kibugi is Co-Editor to New Adaptation to Climate Change published by World Scientific

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Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:21

CASELAP Faculty Dr Kibugi is Co-Editor to New Adaptation to Climate Change published World Scientific. The Book was published through collaborative research by a Specialist Working Group on Adaptation set up by the National University of Singapore's Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL). The research project was funded by n a collaborated research funded by the Singapore Government.

The Book is titled "Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences,"  and it presents a dynamic and comprehensive collection of works from legal scholars around the world that delves into a relatively new frontier on legal aspects of climate change adaptation with focus on the ASEAN region, both at the regional level as well as at the national level in some ASEAN countries — such as Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Other countries not within ASEAN are also represented, such as Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and the Republic of Taiwan. In doing so, it surveys one of the most important issues confronting developing countries today, and the challenges to building resilient societies. It is an essential source of reference for policy-makers, administrators, the private sector officials, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs, and CSOs in ASEAN and the world.


  • Foreword by Tommy Koh, Ambassado-at-Large
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Keynote Address by Raman Letchumanan, formerly Head of the Environment Division, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Theme I: Coastal Warming and Sea Level Rise:
    • Asia-Pacific Islander Responses to Climate Change (Ilan Kelman)
    • Managing Southeast Asian Ecosystems to Reduce Coastal Population Vulnerability Under Sea Level Rise (Daniel A Friess)
  • Theme II: Legal Frameworks/Policies/Governance for Climate Change:
    • Adaptive Water Governance: Lessons Learned from Implementing an Ecosystem-Approach in Mesoamerica (Alejandro Iza, Alexandra Müller, and Valentina Nozza)
    • Legal and Policy Framework for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Malaysia: A Reform Oriented Study (Abdul Haseeb Ansari)
    • Policy and Legal Responses to Climate Change Adaptation in China: New Developments, New Challenges (Wang Xi and Gao Qi)
  • Theme III: Key Future Impacts and Vulnerabilities:
    • The Laws, Policies, and Institutions Relating to Climate Change in Thailand: Balancing between "Mitigation" and "Adaptation" (Kanongnij Sribuaiam)
    • The Warsaw International Mechanism: Exploring the Structures and Functions to Address Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts (M Hafijul Islam Khan)
    • Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position (Jolene Lin)
  • Theme IV: Economic Interconnections:
    • Assessing Green Jobs in Taiwan: A Tri-Pillar Approach (Fan Chien-Te and Hsu Yun-Hsiang)
    • Sustaining Growth, Climate Change, and Meeting Environmental Obligations: What can ASEAN Governments Do? (Euston Quah and Tan Tsiat Siong)
  • Theme V: Some Case Studies:
    • Options for Adaption to Climate Change (Richard L Ottinger, Wang Pianpian, and Kristen M Motel)
    • Dealing with Climate Migrants: A New Challenge for Developing Nations (Asanga Gunawansa)
    • Climate Change, Migration, and International Law in Southeast Asia (Benoît Mayer)
    • Achieving Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption: The Philippines (Amado S Tolentino, Jr.)
  • Theme VI: Adaptation — Disaster Management, Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Assistance:
    • The Legal Regime of Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management in Taiwan: Focus on the Major Amendment Following the Devastating Typhoon Morakot of 2009 (Gao Ming-Zhi Anton)
    • Legal Options for Mainstreaming Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction in Governance for Kenya (Robert Kibugi)
    • Land Tenure Systems as a Challenge for Disaster Recovery: Adapting to Extreme Weather Events after Typhoon Haiyan (Daniel Fitzpatrick and Caroline Compton)
    • The Role of ASEAN in Disaster Management: Legal Frameworks and Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (Koh Kheng-Lian and Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio)

Readership: Policy-makers, administrators, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs and CSOs, and students in the fields of law and environmental science.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 08/06/2035 - 12:21