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Environmental Policy in an International Perspective

by Springer

The volume contains papers presented at a conference 'On the International Dimension of Environmental Policy'. It deals with two issues: *international environmental agreements; *environmental policies in open economies. Both issues are hot topics. The debate on how to cope with global climate change has become increasingly heated and ...;

Justice in Funding Adaptation under the International Climate Change Regime

by Springer

Covering the ethical dimensions of international-level adaptation funding, a subject of growing interest in the climate change debate, this book provides a theoretical analysis of the ethical foundations of the UNFCCC regime on adaptation funding, one that culminates in the definition of a framework of justice. The text features an interpretative ...;

Urban environments, wealth and health: shifting burdens and possible responses in low and middle-income nations

by Earthprint Ltd

This paper examines urban health in low- and middle-income countries, in relation to two sets of environmental issues: ~1. persistent local environmental health burdens, and most notably the water, sanitation and housing deficiencies prevalent in the poor neighbourhoods of so many urban settlements; ~2. emerging global environmental burdens that ...;

Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research Report

by Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

This ELI-authored EPA report considers the interactions of climate change and aquatic invasive species (AIS). It analyzes the existing scientific literature on the effects climate change will have on AIS and considers provisions for adaptation to changing conditions in existing state AIS management plans. Based on this analysis, ELI offers five ...;

Planning, Designing and Implementing Policies to Control Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol : A Handbook of Policy Setting at the

by Earthprint Ltd

This Handbook is part of a series of publications designed to assist developing countries to develop, implement and enforce policies required for compliance with the Montreal Protocol. Each of these documents has been developed in co-operation with internationally renowed organizations with specific policy expertise.;

Global fishery resources of tuna and tuna-like species (En)

by Earthprint Ltd

Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis paper reviews the state of fishery resources of tuna and tuna-like species on a global scale, focusing on those most important commercially, i.e. the so-called principal market tuna species. These are classified as tropical tunas (skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye) and temperate tunas (albacore and bluefin ...;

Oil, Water, and Climate: An Introduction

by Cambridge University Press

Today’s oil and gas are at record prices, whilst global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures. Climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the excelerated exploitation of our natural resources. Therefore, anxieties over energy, water, and climate ...;

Labour and the Environment : A Natural Synergy

by Earthprint Ltd

This publication, entitled Labour and the Environment : A Natural Synergy, presents examples of the application of technical expertise, of workplace participation, and of tools that promote workers health and safety problems that extend beyond the workplace into areas such as environmental protection, public health and accountability of ...;

The Polish Climate in the European Context: An Historical Overview

by Springer

Reconstruction of the climate variability of the past 500 years is a topic of great scientific interest not only in global terms, but also at regional and local levels. This period is interesting on account of the increasing influence of anthropogenic forcing and its overlap with natural factors. The Polish Climate in the European Context: An ...;

Environmental UV Photobiology

by Springer

In response to the overwhelming concern for possible acute and long-term effects of ozone depletion on terrestrial and aquatic life, this volume presents a comprehensive collection of review articles from an internationally acknowledged group of experts. Emphasis is on human health, with chapters on skin cancer, DNA, and vitamin D. Written ...;

The Encyclopedia of Climatology

by Springer

Today's greater public awareness of how climate affects our quality of life and environment has created an increasing demand for climatological information. Now this information is available in one convenient, accessible source, The Encyclopedia of Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies data ...;

Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis

by Cambridge University Press

Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCCThe Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group I report brings us completely up-to-date on the ...;

Extractive Industries in Arid and Semi-arid Zones: Environmental Planning and Management

by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...;

Climate, biodiversity, and forests : issues and opportunities emerging from the Kyoto protocol

by Earthprint Ltd

This report is a result of collaboration between WRI and IUCN examining why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial, and attempts to clarify and separate the issues. It concludes with recommendations that will help ensure decisions are taken by the Conference of the Parties lead to t he best possible ...;

Climate Action 2009/2010

by Earthprint Ltd

This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond.Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and ...;

Energy for a Warming World

by Springer

Energy for a Warming World challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels. The presumption of unlimited power from renewables does not take into account the fact that it may not be possible to fully develop this ...;

Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation

by Environmental Business International (EBI)

Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation focuses on the U.S. climate change adaptation industry and prospects for global growth. The U.S. climate change adaptation industry is just emerging, led by consulting & engineering firms doing assessment and planning work. CCBJ estimates that adaptation will grow to a billion-dollar industry in the ...;

Assessment and Management of Environmental Risks: Cost-Efficient Methods and Applications

by Springer

The management of environmental contamination requires decision makers to weigh existing risks against the potential effects of implementing environmental policies, considering both the benefits and disruptions that may result from different courses of action. The present book represents an major advance in the development and application of ...;

Transforming the Market : Energy Efficiency in Buildings

by Earthprint Ltd

New modeling by the WBCSD shows how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60 percent by 2050 - essential to meeting global climate change targets - but this will require immediate action to transform the building sector. This is the central message of the report from the WBCSD's four-year, $15 million Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) research ...;

Power to Change

by Earthprint Ltd

This report shows that enough low-carbon technologies exist to help the world avert damaging climate change, but that strong policy is needed to support their rapid deployment.In addition to this short summary, the publication comprises an inlaid booklet ( 34 pages ) and separate leaflet ( 6 pages ). ;

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