Managing the Local Climate: A Third Way to Respond to Climate Change

Book launch and panel event

Join us for the book launch of Managing the Local Climate: A Third Way to Respond to Climate Change. Discover highlights from the new book, hear messages from the field and participate in a dynamic panel discussion.


Dr. Ronald Hutjes, Associate Professor Land Use-Climate Interactions at Wageningen University
Judith Schwartz, Author focused on Nature-Inspired solutions
Nathanial Matthews, CEO at Global Resilience Partnership
Omer Van Renterghem, Theme expert Land, Water, and Ecosystems at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ishani Sonak, Climate Science Master Student at Wageningen University

About the book

Managing the Local Climate draws on practical examples supported by scientific evidence. This book demonstrates how preserving and managing local climates can complement global mitigation and adaptation as a third way to address the effects of climate change.

It outlines the mechanisms that shape local climate components and relevant micrometeorological processes and provide the building blocks for transforming micro- and mesoclimates. Setting out various monitoring methods that help measure and ranges these processes, the book explores many examples of successful local climate management from different geographies and shows how it is possible to improve the local climate with ingenuity and smart practice.

The knowledge and examples presented in this book aim to inspire us to see the world as a global mosaic of local climates that can be systematically managed, area by area, local climate by local climate, thereby restoring land health and offering protection from climate extremes.

Managing the Local Climate is written by Femke van Woesik, Frank van Steenbergen, Francesco Sambalino, Hugo de Boer, Jean Marc Pace and Wim Bastiaanssen.

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