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WIREs Clim Change
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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:
Climate Change
Volume 9 Issue 1 (January/February 2018)
Page 0 - 0

Editorial Commentary

WIREs Climate Change 2018: An editorial essay
Published Online: Dec 21 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.503
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Opinion

Climate change, carbon market instruments, and biodiversity: focusing on synergies and avoiding pitfalls
Published Online: Aug 11 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.486
Degraded mires are an important source of global CO2 emissions, which have received insufficient recognition by climate policy. Recently, several carbon market initiatives (such as peatland credits) have been developed to tackle this issue by developing and testing instruments which account for and monetarize the carbon kept stored in organic soils by re‐wetting of mires. Dammed drainage ditch in the restored bog ‘Leckermoor’ in Austria, ©F. Essl.
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Overviews

Is adaptation reducing vulnerability or redistributing it?
Published Online: Oct 26 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.500
Responding to the risks that climate change poses, actions of one group of coffee growers may create new vulnerabilities for farmers in other parts of the world. If climate adaptation activities are simply shifting risks and vulnerabilities around the board, the effectiveness and sustainability of such endeavors is questionable. This paper explores whether, and how deeply, vulnerability redistribution is being considered by different actors across the spectrum of adaptation practice.
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Environmental humanities and climate change: understanding humans geologically and other life forms ethically
Published Online: Oct 24 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.499
Luminous Relic 2017: Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin, and Tristen Parr; pigment, sand, crusher dust, acrylic on linen; three‐channel high‐definition video; stereo sound score; 6′10″ duration; 260 cm × 1170 cm. Courtesy of the artists and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney. (Geelong Gallery install). Photographer: Andrew Curtis. Shown as part of the CLIMARTE festival 2017, Luminous Relic 2017 is an example of the multimedia performance art that complements the environmental humanities.
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Economic growth and development with low‐carbon energy
Published Online: Oct 09 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.495
Historically most incremental energy demand has been met through fossil fuels; however, in future that energy will have to be low carbon and ultimately zero carbon. Decarbonization can and needs to happen at varying speeds in all countries, depending on national circumstances.
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Advanced Reviews

Non‐state actors in hybrid global climate governance: justice, legitimacy, and effectiveness in a post‐Paris era
Published Online: Nov 08 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.497
The hybrid architecture and the groundswell of non‐state initiatives affect the Paris Agreement's legitimacy, justice, and effectiveness.
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Implications of climate change for the sugarcane industry
Published Online: Oct 20 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.498
This review draws together research on how climate change impacts sugarcane production and assesses the implications of climate change for the sugarcane industry, as well as possible response options. Future research directions are discussed.
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Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: advancing the research agenda
Published Online: Oct 13 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.496
The emerging field of research on IGOs and climate security. Authors’ own categorization of conceptual and empirical foci in existing studies on IGOs and climate security.
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Adapting to hurricanes. A historical perspective on New Orleans from its foundation to Hurricane Katrina, 1718–2005
Published Online: Sep 12 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.488
Chronology of hurricanes and other extreme events that hit New Orleans during the 18th century ‐ the first and historically least researched period of this almost 300‐year study. Local/ indigenous knowledge as a precondition for adaptation, contingency, path‐dependence, political vulnerability, and the interplay of cultural legal, and political factors emerged as crucial characteristics in the historical evolution of adaptive practices in New Orleans.
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Focus Article

Climate change, tree pollination and conservation in the tropics: a research agenda beyond IPBES
Published Online: Nov 10 2017
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.502
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services gaps.
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