climate change measurement Articles

  • Strategies and Instruments for Climate Proofing the EU Budget. Interim report.

    The EU budget is one option in the EU's tool box to deliver policy results. There is a growing view among policy stakeholders that the future EU budget should not only dedicte targeted spending to climate change mitigation and adaptation actions but also horizontally integrate climate change measures across all spending areas. This is an interim report seeking to provide a basis for further ...

  • Impacts of regional climate and teleconnection on hydrological change in the Bosten Lake Basin, arid region of northwestern China

    This investigation examined effects of climate change, measured as annual, seasonal, and monthly air temperature and precipitation from 1958 to 2010, on water resources (i.e., runoff) in the Bosten Lake Basin. Additionally, teleconnections of hydrological changes to large-scale circulation indices including El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Arctic Oscillation (AO), North Atlantic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OTT Pluvio²L in use for a research project in Antarctica - Case Study

    Close to McMurdo Station in Antarctica, researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research are investigating methods to measure the accumulating snowfall in the harsh Antarctic environment. These measurements are important to better understand the potential for sea level rise in the future due to climate change. Measuring snowfall in the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Improving governance in transboundary cooperation in water and climate change adaptation

    Climate change adaptation in water management is a water governance issue. While neither climate change nor water respects national borders, adaptation in water management should be treated as a transboundary water governance issue. However, transboundary water management is, in essence, more complex than national water management because the water management regimes usually differ more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Financing urban adaptation to climate change

    Municipalities across Europe increasingly acknowledge the need to adapt to climate change and have begun to adopt various measures. Meeting the costs of adaptation measures for climate change is, however, a major challenge. Municipalities have found innovative ways to overcome that challenge and have started implementing measures. These solutions could be relevant for other cities, towns and ...

  • On climate change adaptation, put local communities first

    How can we make climate change adaptation measures more effective? I recently traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to discuss ways to address that very question. I took part in the 7th annual Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA7), hosted by the International Institute for ...

  • Technical Regulations and Standards on Climate Change in 2004 - 2005 - Cases of European Union, China, Japan and Korea

    In this globalised (and, in a sense, harmonised) world, a country and even an entity is not so free to play a game without complying with international and national rules of game. As usual, there exists dilemma on these rules of game in the real world. Even though international rules and national rules are closely interacting each other, in principle, international rules only provides commonly ...

  • 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 ...

  • International climate change policy: triggering environmental reforms in the European electricity sector

    International climate change policy has come to a relative standstill with most of the countries being discouraged by the high costs of actively pursued climate policy measures. However, climate change policy offers ancillary benefits for proactive stakeholders like the European Union, in addition to the main benefit of mitigating climate change. This article takes a closer look at ancillary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UN claims climate change funding is “inadequate”

    UN report claims $500bn is needed to tackle global warming, reports Envido. The UN yesterday condemned the failure of rich nation to take the lead in tackling climate change, adding that the current levels of funding climate change mitigation and adaptation are “woefully inadequate”. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which released yesterday a new climate change report ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Climate change as a global political issue

    The battle against climate change has placed decarbonised capitalism on the economic, political and social agenda. But the shift towards a regime of accumulation compatible with measures to mitigate climate change raises major issues regarding prosperity and power, on a human and political scale never previously entertained. The paper places climate change in the context of the dynamics of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring climate change adaptation in Pacific small island states: nissology and success

    Pacific small island states (PSIS) currently experience harsh impacts of a changing climate: sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, internal migration and displacement. Are adaptation strategies based upon island-centric principles more successful than those originating from a more continental point of view? This research examined the principles of island-centric thinking using an island-centric ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing the human-environment relationship: a complex-systems methodology to modelling climate change

    Climate change is at the forefront of scientific investigation and socio-political decision-making. The world community of scientists concur with the fact that human activities are both contributing to and affected by changes in the environment that influence the overall well-being of the world population. Importantly, these changes do not discriminate as to region or inhabitants. The body of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring winter precipitation and snow on the ground in northern polar regions

    Measuring winter precipitation in cold and windy regions is recognized as a difficult task. Nonetheless, the accurate measurement of solid precipitation provides important input data for predicting snowmelt floods and avalanche danger and for monitoring climate change. The difficulties in measuring solid precipitation are associated with environmental factors and technological issues. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simulating future trends in urban stormwater quality for changing climate, urban land use and environmental controls

    The effects of climatic changes, progressing urbanization and improved environmental controls on the simulated urban stormwater quality in a northern Sweden community were studied. Future scenarios accounting for those changes were developed and their effects simulated with the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). It was observed that the simulated stormwater quality was highly sensitive to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA’s 2009 outlook for chemicals and pesticides

    Climate change legislation and regulatory measures will be the dominant issue, and if attained, the signature environmental achievement of the Obama Administration. The issue will dominate all EPA operations, including those primarily focused on chemicals and pesticides, consume the time and attention of senior EPA leadership, and eclipse virtually all other issues for at least the first year. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A climate change action plan for Hungary

    The paper summarises the Hungarian Climate Change Action Plan developed within the framework of the US Country Studies Programme. The two main areas of the Hungarian climate change policy will be the energy and the forestry sectors. The outdated power plants will be retired or retrofitted, and new capacities to be installed will correspond to Western standards in terms of emissions and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban indoor-outdoor aerosol measurements in Portugal and the global warming scenario

    Aerosols play a major role both in climate change and air quality. They affect climate by interfering with radiative transfer and the atmospheric temperature. Aerosol particulate matter has also been associated with various adverse health effects. Aerosol particles' number and size distributions were measured inside and outside the houses in the urban areas of Evora and Lisbon in Portugal. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of environmental perceptions of Europeans

    The nature of environmental challenges has changed considerably in recent decades. Nonetheless, the global nature of environmental problems has long been known, as issues such as pollution, loss of biodiversity, global warming, ozone depletion and tropical deforestation do not respect international borders. One can argue, however, that it is only in recent years that these problems have become ...

  • Kenya - Groundwater governance case study

    This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c) identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning and implementing climate change mitigation measures. The report ...


    By IWA Publishing

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