climate change directive Books

  • The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes

    In this book, scientists from eleven countries summarize the results of an EU project (CLIME) that explored the effects of observed and projected changes in the climate on the dynamics of lakes in Northern, Western and Central Europe. Historical measurements from eighteen sites were used to compare the seasonal dynamics of the lakes and to assess ...

  • Ice Drift, Ocean Circulation and Climate Change

    This book describes the progress that has been made in the study of the process of ice rafting. It includes chapters on the concept of ice rafting and ice rafting and climate change. The main focus of the book is the reconstruction of past ice drift directions and their significance for an understanding of the global oceanic and atmospheric ...

  • Review of the Literature on the Links Between Biodiversity & Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report (AR4) concluded that climate change will have significant impacts on many aspects of biological diversity: on ecosytems, species, genetic diversity within species, and on ecological interactions. The implications of these impacts are significant for the long-term stability of ...

  • Climate change and long-term fluctuations of commercial catches. The possibility of forecasting (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe main objective of this study was to develop a predictive model based on the observable correlation between well-known climate indices and fish production, and forecast the dynamics of the main commercial fish stocks for 5-15 years ahead. Spectral analysis of the time series of the global air surface ...

  • Adapting to climate change in urban areas: the possibilities and constraints in low and middle income nations

    This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world’s population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or ...

  • Energy and Climate Special Trilogy Package

    A special trilogy-package from WBCSD.1) Energy & Climate: Facts and Trends to 2050. 1) Energy & Climate: Facts and Trends to 2050, http://www.earthprint.com/Product.aspx?n=WBCSD00872) Pathways to 2050: Energy and climate change, http://www.earthprint.com/Product.aspx?n=WBCSD01053) Policy Directions to 2050: A business contribution to the ...

  • Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management

    This book focuses on the potential impacts of global change on coastal environments in the Asia-Pacific region. The region is significant because phenomena such as the Asian Monsoon and the El Niño—Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, affect the world climate; it has diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including the world largest areas of ...

  • Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes

    Concerns about the effects of global climate change have focused attention on the vulnerability of circumpolar regions. Long-term historical data are needed to better understand the magnitude and direction of environmental change related to both natural and anthropogenic causes, as well as to assess patterns of natural variability. The paucity of ...

  • New directions for the 21st century : results of the World Conservation Congress interactive sessions

    World events, political upheavals, technological developments, and scientific breakthroughs are moving at a breathtaking pace, providing significant challenges to the conservation movement. In order to help IUCN keep up with changing conditions and important developments in the global conservation agenda, twelve Interaction Sessions were scheduled ...

  • Tree Species Effects on Soils: Implications for Global Change

    Tree species differ in their effects on soil properties and biogeochemical cycles. The supply of nitrogen typically differs by two-fold under the influence of different species on the same soil types, and rates of trace gas fluxes (including NO, N20 and CH4) may differ even more. The influence of global changes on soils (and feedback between soils ...

  • Tree Species Effects on Soils: Implications for Global Change

    Tree species differ in their effects on soil properties and biogeochemical cycles. The supply of nitrogen typically differs by two-fold under the influence of different species on the same soil types, and rates of trace gas fluxes (including NO, N20 and CH4) may differ even more. The influence of global changes on soils (and feedback between soils ...

  • Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe

    Strong atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks including human activity affect the rate and sign of changes in the Earth’s system and have impacts on socioeconomic relationships. These processes are related to atmospheric circulation, climate and land use changes. Satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems have greatly increased our ...

  • Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe

    Strong atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks including human activity affect the rate and sign of changes in the Earth’s system and have impacts on socioeconomic relationships. These processes are related to atmospheric circulation, climate and land use changes. Satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems have greatly increased our ...

  • Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies

    Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are ...

  • Global Warming - The Research Challenges

    This book presents the latest results of global warming researches focusing on Japanese and international efforts. In 2002, Japan initiated 'Global Warming Research Initiatives' lead by the Council for Science and Technology Policy, which aims to harmonize the national research activities and projects. This book is the first report from the ...

  • Managing European Coasts

    This book focuses on the interchange between a selected multidisciplinary team on future coastal management in Europe. It serves as a background for the successful implementation of EC directives relevant to the coast. The study summarizes methodologies and analyses for supporting implementation of these directives and evaluates institutional and ...

  • Biodiversity Under Threat

    There is much public concern about threats to global biodiversity. Industrial pollution, changes in agricultural practices and climate change, are all having a direct impact on biodiversity.In this book the Editors provide a broad view of the many pressures imposed by human-induced changes and the many threats to global biodiversity and of the ...

  • Clean Development Mechanism, (The). Implications for energy and sustainable agriculture and rural development projects (En)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThe international community is increasingly aware of the dangers of climate change and is steadily advancing towards the design of mechanisms to mitigate its adverse impacts and adapt to its consequences. The creation of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change and its Kyoto ...

  • Butterworths Environmental Law Handbook Third edition

    The third edition has been updated and expanded. It includes the updated texts of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995 and incorporates amendments to the existing materials including those made by the Waste Minimisation Act 1998 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Other new materials include- UK Statutes ...

  • Sharing the benefits around large dams in West Africa

    Food security, energy concerns and the potential impacts of climate change (including floods and droughts) have brought dams back to the forefront of the development agenda. This report reviews the experience with displacement of affected people in West Africa over the last 40 years and examines mechanisms for distributing the benefits of dams ...

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