Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change

Law and Policy

Edited by Tim Bonyhady, Andrew Macintosh and Jan McDonald


While climate policy has focused overwhelmingly on the science and on reducing emissions, policy makers are increasingly focused on how to adapt to changes are already “locked in”, changes that will bring significant social economic and environmental impacts.

Adaptation will require technological innovation as well as behavioural and attitudinal change. This book covers the legal dimensions of adaptation and addresses challenges across sector interests. It considers whether existing regulatory and governance frameworks are supportive, adaptable or barriers to necessary change. The authors cover the key issues: sea level rise, planning; water security; climate justice; conservation regimes; the role of the courts; insurance; compensation; and the law of disasters.


Published 21 October 2010
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862877962
Australian RRP $59.95
International Price $55.00