climate change Articles

  • Global climate change

    Qn October 12, 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore for their efforts to develop and disseminate greater knowledge about climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract climate change. In bestowirig the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee noted: “Indications of changes in the earth’s ...

  • Climate change reporting

    Managing information for climate change reporting: a CDP roadmap guide Using advanced software tools to enhance data quality and tackle climate change challenges The guide is aimed at all levels of responders -- from organizations making an initial submission to those with comprehensive responses or aiming to perform at the highest level. It includes a software roadmap to ...


    By Sphera

  • Climate Change and Biodiversity

    On two counts this is a book which I would not normally have rushed out to buy. I generally dislike books that are compilations of a range of short specialist articles. Few editors are capable of co-ordinating the disparate pieces into one readable and comprehensive whole. My second negative criticism is, ‘not yet another book on global warming’- for surely this is the most over-written and ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Book Review: Climate Change

    Climate Change, by Michael A. Toman and Brent Sohngen. Ashgate, 2004, 550pp. ISBN 0-7546-2372-6Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is your organization positioned to meet the challenge of climate change?

    Given the far-reaching implications of climate change for industry and government, it is critical for organizations to have strong executive-level leadership that is empowered to leverage resources and personnel throughout the organization. This article examines the risks and opportunities related to climate change for businesses, nonprofit institutions, and governmental organizations and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Competences for climate change education in a virtual mobility setting

    Students, citizens and professional practitioners have significant roles in addressing climate change issues. This requires additional competences over and above disciplinary scientific knowledge and related technical skills. This paper introduces two innovative, complementary competences in relation to climate change education, i.e., 'transboundary' and 'intervention' competences. The authors ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of prospects and challenges in the field of climate change in Malaysia

    Malaysia is realising the consequence of climate change impacts and efforts are harmonising with those of national interests. Here, we explain recent climate change experiences, several framework structures for policies and national agendas on climate change concerns undertaken in Malaysia. We attempt to identify three areas of policy concerns (a) issues (b) impacts and (c) strategies and figure ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change and biodiversity

    On average, global temperatures on land have risen by 0.8 °C compared with pre‑industrial times. European land areas have warmed up more rapidly, however, increasing by more than 1.2 °C so far (IPCC, 2007), with a further increase of1.0–5.5 °C expected by the end of the 21st century (Christensen et al., 2007). Already southern Europe has experienced extremely dry weather conditions, with ...

  • The lived experience of climate change: expanding the knowledge base through collaborative Master's curriculum in the European Union

    Climate change is a complex, real–world, defining challenge of our times where relevant knowledge and action are not confined to the epistemological foundations of any single academic discipline, although many such disciplines can and do contribute. Climate change education, therefore, requires a holistic approach which brings together different academic disciplines. This paper further argues, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamics of climate change

    Climate modelling is discussed from a thermodynamic point of view, using a control volume approach in which the environment and a superficial layer of the earth form the volume, concentric spherical shell of predominantly gaseous content with a thin layer of the earth. An energy equation that includes anthropogenic heat is suggested based on the mass balance of fossil fuel introduced into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perceptions and adaptation strategies of the tourism industry to climate change: the case of Finnish nature-based tourism entrepreneurs

    Climate change-related processes have emerged as major issues in tourism development and management, particularly with respect to nature-based tourism, which is seen as especially vulnerable and is the sector of the industry that is the main focus of this study. The aim of the paper is to identify the perceptions and adaptation strategies of Finnish nature-based tourism entrepreneurs on climate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The lived experience of climate change: expanding the knowledge base through collaborative Master`s curriculum in the European Union

    Climate change is a complex, real-world, defining challenge of our times where relevant knowledge and action are not confined to the epistemological foundations of any single academic discipline, although many such disciplines can and do contribute. Climate change education, therefore, requires a holistic approach which brings together different academic disciplines. This paper further argues, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Legacy of the Climate Talks in Copenhagen: Hopenhagen or Brokenhagen?

    This article explores the process and substance of the Copenhagen climate talks in December, 2009, and what they may mean for the future of the climate change regime. The negotiations are considered in their historical context. The substance is assessed against the mandate for the negotiations set in Bali, Indonesia in 2007. The negotiating dynamics are explored by assessing the role of each of ...

  • Opportunities and constraints for local and subnational climate change policy in urban areas: insights from diverse contexts

    Climate change became the centre of public concern in the last years. Many cities and urban areas are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Local governments play an important role in implementing climate change policies. This paper explores the key factors shaping climate change policy in terms of both enabling conditions for action and the barriers that many urban centres ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change litigation: trends and developments

    This article, written before the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Massachusetts v. EPA, looks at climate change cases filed in U.S. courts, summarizes common legal challenges faced by the litigants involved, and recognizes particular trends that have developed in the short time within which such litigation has ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Climate change and human insecurity

    Recently, the question of link or the relationship between the global climate change and the level of economic activity becomes the major issue and comes to the focal point of research. In this study, we try to find out the linkage between environment and economic growth. Let us consider a certain level of income, up to which one may reasonably expect high green house gas-intensive income growth ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrating climate change and sustainable development

    The links between climate issues and sustainable development are manifold. Given these interconnections, the lack of close integration of the sustainable development and climate change literatures is puzzling; part of the reason for this lack of connectivity may be the very different research and policy traditions out of which each field developed. This paper argues that integrating climate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Climate Change Convention: how it was made and what it means

    This paper describes the origins and intentions of the Climate Change Convention which was opened for signature at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) last year.Keywords: Climate Change Convention, European Community, financial resources, Framework Convention, international law, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, OECD, technology transfer, UNCED, United Nations, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change policies in Europe: national plans, EU policies, and the international context

    Climate change policies in Europe can be characterised by two broad, though certainly not universal, consensuses. The first is that climate change is a serious problem. The second is that we should not do anything serious about it. This paper examines the characteristics of, and pressures on, each of these two consensuses, and explores where the obvious tension that is embodied in them may lead. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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