publication . Article . 2017

Social justice in the context of adaptation to climate change – reflecting on different policy approaches to distribute and allocate flood risk management

Thaler, Thomas; Fuchs, Sven; Priest, Sally; Doorn, N.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Springer
Abstract
Editorial to a special edition of the journal. Consequences of extreme hydrological events, such as those recently experienced in United States (e.g. Hurricane Harvey or Irma in 2017), floods in South Asia in 2017, or the Central European floods in 2013 and 2016, have again focused the attention of society, policy makers and academic scholars on questions of how to reduce vulnerability to such events, especially when faced with the dual challenges of climate and societal change. Not only is the likelihood of floods increasing (e.g. IPCC 2014), but, due to continuing development in hazard-prone zones, the so called bullseye effect which argues that increasing dis...
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publication . Article . 2017

Social justice in the context of adaptation to climate change – reflecting on different policy approaches to distribute and allocate flood risk management

Thaler, Thomas; Fuchs, Sven; Priest, Sally; Doorn, N.;