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1 online resource (xii, 823 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps.
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3. Resilience focus [2014 - ]

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volumes : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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xviii, 280 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 22 cm
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1 online resource
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xvii, 357 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid and dramatic environmental and social transformations due to climate change. This has ramifications for the entire planet, as change spreads through interconnected global networks that are environmental, cultural, economic and political. Today, with the major thrust of research shifting away from deciphering causes and monitoring trends, the central preoccupation of a growing circle of actors has become the exploration of strategies for responding and adapting to climate change. But to understand the far-reaching nature of climate change impacts and the complexities of adaptation, a truly interdisciplinary approach is required. Unique in the UN system, UNESCO brings together the domains of natural sciences, social sciences, culture, education and communication. Given this broad mandate, UNESCO favors integrated approaches for monitoring and adapting to climate change in the Arctic, fostering dialogue among scientists, circumpolar communities and decision-makers. This book brings together the knowledge, concerns and visions of leading Arctic scientists in the natural and social sciences, prominent Chukchi, Even, Inuit and Saami leaders from across the circumpolar North, and international experts in education, health and ethics. They highlight the urgent need for a sustained interdisciplinary and multi-actor approach to monitoring, managing and responding to climate change in the Arctic, and explore avenues by which this can be achieved.--Publisher's description.
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xii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures, Tables and Boxes * List of Contributors * List of Acronyms and Abbreviations * Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An Overview * A Conceptual Framework for Analysing Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development * A Review of the Literature on Climate Change and Sustainable Development * Assessing Social Capital Aspects of Climate Change Projects * Analytical Approaches for Decision-making, Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Emission-reduction Policies * Sustainability in Climate Mitigation: Integrating Equity into Project Analysis * Case Studies for Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mauritius and Thailand * The CDM and Sustainable Development: Case Studies from Brazil and India * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839108 20160528
'Makes a substantial contribution to the practical, effective analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries' - "Development And Cooperation". 'The book is an excellent exercise and a good source of detailed information, and a basis for further discussions. Any person interested in this major environmental problem should read it' - "International Journal of Environment and Pollution". 'Markandya and Halsnaes' collection is thoughtfully put together and can be recommended to all the practitioners in the fields of climate change and sustainable development' - "The Journal of Energy Literature". This text argues that the policies pursued by developing countries will be crucial in determining the progress of climate change. Many are industrializing rapidly and the largest, particularly China and India, could have an impact at least as significant as that of the already industrialized economies - the reason given by President Bush for taking the US out of the Kyoto Protocol. The future of sustainable development in large measure depends on developing countries. This book develops a pragmatic framework for evaluating the climate change options faced by each developing country, depending on their individual circumstances. It assesses present methods, suggests how these might be improved, and proposes ways in which social and developmental aspects can be taken into account. Its discussion of the issues and the methods presented contribute to the practical analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries. The book should be useful to professionals, governments, international organizations and environmental groups working on climate change issues; as well as researchers, academics and students in economics, environmental and development studies and international affairs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839108 20160528
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viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.
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xxii, 274 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Looking beyond the Kyoto Protocol's first containment period, an intense international debate over the future climate change regime has emerged. Countries in Asia have particularly high stakes in this regime, given the region's large population, growing greenhouse gas emissions, burgeoning economies, and vulnerabilities to the impact of climate change. "Climate Change in Asia" is the result of a two-year study of domestic institutional processes in Asia to address climate change issues, national circumstances that impede countries from fully participating in the international debate, and elements of a plausible climate regime from an Asian perspective. The book identifies the institutional dimensions of climate change as well as links between climate change and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811520 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xiii, 674 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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xxi, 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
  • List of contributors, - Introduction.- Foreword.- Preface .- Acknowledgements.- 1 Space for climate!.- 2 Design of a climate proof Netherlands.- 3 The coast.- 4 Water management.- 5 Ecology.- 6 Energy potentials.- The urban environment.- 8 Landscape 2.0.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402093586 20160528
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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xvi, 182 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Climate change and the development challenge
  • Climate mitigation and the energy challenge
  • The adaptation challenge
  • A state of change: climate and development policy
  • Technology transfer for climate protection
  • Financing the development response to climate change.
This book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. It summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. It explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931692 20160614
Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices." Climate Protection and Development" summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931739 20160614
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Book
xvi, 182 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Climate change and the development challenge
  • Climate mitigation and the energy challenge
  • The adaptation challenge
  • A state of change : climate and development policy
  • Technology transfer for climate protection
  • Financing the development response to climate change.
This book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. It summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. It explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931692 20160614
Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices." Climate Protection and Development" summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931739 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
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vii, 44 pages ; 21 cm
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97 pages ; 28 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Part I. Ensuring effective adaptation to climate change.
  • Chapter 1. Assessing national climate change adaptation
  • Chapter 2. Effective monitoring and evalutation of climate change adaptation
  • Chapter 3. National tools for monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation
  • Part II. Emerging country indicators to monitor and evaluate adaptation. Chapter 4. Proposed indicators for Kenya's Climate Change Action Plan
  • Chapter 5. Goals and outcomes in the Philippines' Climate Change Action Plan
  • Chapter 6. Indicators used to evaluate adaptation in the United Kingdom
  • Chapter 7. Proposed indicators for monitoring the German adaptation strategy
  • Chapter 8. Australia's proposed Climate Adaptation Assessment Framework
  • Chapter 9. Measures and actions in France's national adaptation plan.
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xxviii, 252 p. : ill.
  • Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change (Samuela Bassi and James Rydge)-- The US and Action on Climate Change (Samuela Bassi and Alex Bowen)-- Challenges and Reality: China's Dilemma about the Durban Platform negotiation (WANG Mou, Lian Huishan and ZHOU Yamin)-- Sustainable Growth and Climate Change: Evolution of India's Strategies (R Kattumuri and D Ravindranath)-- After Copenhagen and the Economic Crisis: Does the EU Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board? (Christian Egenhofer)-- The Scope for "Green Growth" and a New Technological Revolution (Alex Bowen)-- Negotiating to Avoid "Dangerous" Climate Change (Scott Barrett)-- Unilateral Measures and Emissions Mitigation (Shurojit Chatterji, Sayantan Ghosal, Sean Walsh and John Whalley)-- Compliance Mechanisms in Global Climate Regimes: Kyoto and Post-Kyoto (Sean Walsh and John Whalley).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814551847 20160614
The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015. The agreement will come into force no later than 2020. This book focuses on the prospects for global agreement, how to encourage compliance with any such agreement and perspectives of key players in the negotiations - the United States, India, China, and the EU. It finds that there is strong commitment to the established UN institutions and processes within which the search for further agreed actions will occur. There are already a myriad of local and regional policies that are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build mutual confidence. However, the chapters in the book also highlight potential areas of discord. For instance, varying interpretations of the "common but differentiated responsibilities" of developing countries, agreed as part of the UNFCCC, could be a major sticking point for negotiators. When combined with other issues, such as the choice of consumption or production as the basis for mitigation commitments, the appropriate time frame and base date for their measurement and whether level or intensity commitments are to be negotiated, the challenges that need to be overcome are considerable. The authors bring to bear insights from economics, public finance and game theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814551847 20160614
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xx, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : From climate change to global sustainability / Akimasa Sumi and Nobuo Mimura
  • Structuring knowledge of climate change / Ai Hiramatsu
  • Climate change risk communication / Seita Emori
  • Overview of climate change impacts / Nobuo Mimura
  • Climate change impacts in Japan / Yasuaki Hijioka
  • Water resource problems due to climate change / So Kazama
  • Climate change and world food production in the twenty-first century / Hiroyuki Kawashima
  • Effects of climate change and global warming on marine ecosystems and fishery resources / Yasuhiro Yamanaka and Masahiko Fujii
  • Vulnerability of coastal zones in the twenty-first century / Hisamichi Nobuoka and Satoshi Murakami
  • Adaptation and mitigation strategies in response to climate change / Makoto Tamura and Nobuo Mimura
  • New international framework beyond the Kyoto Protocol / Hiroshi Hamasaki and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
  • Emission reductions policy mix : industrial sector greenhouse gas emission reductions / Seiji Ikkatai
  • Shell energy scenarios to 2050 / Shell International BV
  • Climate policy and international development cooperation / Shunji Matsuoka
  • Induction to a low-carbon city
  • innovation of urban form and human activities / Keisuke Hanaki
  • The process of political decision-making on climate change and journalism in Japan / Tokuhisa Yoshida
  • The conceptions of "environment" and eco-philosophy / Hideo Kawamoto
  • Integration of a low-carbon society with a resource-circulating and nature-harmonious society / Toshihiko Masui
  • Future vision towards a sustainable society / Akimasa Sumi.
Climate change owing to global warming is a paramount concern for society in the 21st century, and it is not an issue that can be solved by individual academic or scientific disciplines working in isolation. Because climate change involves a wide range of interlinked problems, solutions must be pursued in an interdisciplinary manner. This book adopts just such a holistic approach in examining various aspects of global warming, and offers readers a comprehensive overview of the problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811810 20160605
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vi, 73 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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224 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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63 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm.
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