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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Climate Change

    Following the style and spirit of the IOC Forum series, this book provides the non-specialist with the basic scientific background and information essential for understanding the complex processes that bring about climate change. This book is a valuable aid, facilitating public and private debate - and rational decision-making. The authors explain ...

  • Information, Communication and Education on Climate Change - European Perspectives

    It is now beyond any doubt that climate change represents a major threat to the environmental, social and economic well-being of the planet. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol are examples of what is being done. A further means to work towards a reduction in greenhouse emissions is by raising awareness ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources is written by expert authors from around the world and examines the full scope of climate change science, the impacts on the water sector, and all available mitigation and adaptation strategies. Each chapter provides an analysis of the issues raised and is supported by appropriate examples and case studies.   ...

  • Climate Change - A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The text describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its ...

  • Climate Change and Developing Countries

    Developing countries recognize the importance of their future role in responding to the uncertainty posed by global climate change through appropriate technical, institutional, and policy measures. The ongoing global negotiations are now in a critical phase. A comprehensive assessment and understanding of issues relevant to developing countries, ...

  • The Economics of Climate Change Policies

    The protection of the earth's atmosphere requires substantial efforts to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions. In order to meet these targets, governments have started to implement climate policies which include informational measures such as demonstration programmes as well as economic instruments such as energy or emission taxes, ...

  • Climatic Change and its Impacts

    Climatic Change is a rapidly evolving domain that has prompted the publication of numerous scientific works in recent years, reflecting both the public and scientific interest in the topic. This book focuses upon climate processes, variability and change and applies the general principles related to these issues, particularly in Switzerland. ...

  • Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

    The impacts of climate change are already being observed in a variety of sectors and there is greater clarity that these changes are being caused by human activities, mainly through release of greenhouse gases. In 2005 the UK Government hosted the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change conference to take an in-depth look at the scientific issues ...

  • Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change

    For the very first time, this book provides updated, integrated and organized, theoretical and methodological information on regional climate change and the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts on a regional scale. The most recent findings in the field of long-term climate change, which improve our understanding of the global ...

  • Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy

    Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy is a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of climate change policy, addressing the issues with a quantitative modelling approach. The book thus goes beyond the usual statements on the efficiency of economic instruments to identify the way gains and losses are distributed; who gains ...

  • Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems

    Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems provides information on soil processes and the carbon cycle in cold ecoregions as well as the soil carbon pool and its fluxes in the soils of cold ecoregions. Filling a void in this area of soil science, this resource explains soil processes influencing C dynamics under natural and disturbed ...

  • Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters: Concepts and Cases

    Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the ...

  • Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science, 3rd Edition Report

    Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide for reporters, educators, and other communicators on the current understanding about the science of global climate change. This guide is the third in a series initially intended to help journalists—both reporters and editors—understand and report on the most ...

  • Community-based adaptation to climate change (Participatory Learning and Action 60)

     This special issue focuses on recent approaches to climate change adaptation which are community-based and participatory. It highlights innovative participatory methods to help communities analyse the causes and effects of climate change, integrate scientific and community knowledge, and plan appropriate adaptation measures. Although CBA is a ...

  • The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate and Human Settlement

    Stimulated by 'Noah’s Flood Hypothesis' proposed by W. Ryan and W. Pitman in which a catastrophic inundation of the Pontic basin was linked to the biblical story, leading experts in Black Sea research (including oceanography, marine geology, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, archaeology, and linguistic spread) provide overviews of their data and ...

  • Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions: Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

    Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management.  Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a need for effective risk management and informed ...

  • Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change : 2002 Assessment

    In the following chapters, new information on the effects of increased UV radiation will be discussed in more detail, with special attention given to the role of interactions between ozone depletion and climate ...

  • Environmental Change in Siberia

    This book covers a round-up of environmental changes in Siberia with a focus on the terrestrial biosphere but also discussing climate and atmosphere and the hydrological cycle. It concludes with a discussion of information system approaches that are being developed to safeguard and make accessible spatial and temporal data for environmental ...

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