Climate Change Adaptation in North Korea

It was my great privilege to deliver the second Climate and Society plenary lecture for 2012 on Climate Change Adaptation in North Korea, drawing on my academic research and observation from my recent field trip to North Korea in July.  This presentation brings an international perspective to our discussion of adaptation in “Climate and Society.”  North Korea is an excellent adaptation case study because it highlights the key variables of climate sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change impacts.  So how well equipped in North Korea to take a hit from climate change?  That depends on five key determinants: economic resources, technology, information and skills, infrastructure, and governance.


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Intended Audience and Usage

This plenary lecture was delivered to students enrolled in the cross-faculty first year undergraduate subject Climate and Society at LTU.  I have been involved with this subject since 2010 as a lecturer and tutor.


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