climate change mitigation Books

  • Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change

    The 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 III volume is a state-of-the-art assessment of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and social aspects of ...

  • Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change

    In recent decades there has been a growing awareness of how intricate the interactions are between human beings and the environment. Fortunately, progress has been made in understanding this relationship, and new technologies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. However belatedly, there has been an acknowledgment of the ...

  • Society, Behaviour, and Climate Change Mitigation

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) noted increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and discernible human influence on global change. Limiting the changing global climate will require policies, programmes, and measures to deploy new mitigation technologies and entrepreneurial opportunities. The social, behavioural, and ...

  • Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change - Paperback - (Working Group III)

    This IPCC Working Group III volume provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, ...

  • Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use

    SummaryLand makes up a quarter of Earth’s surface, and its soil and plants hold three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. More than 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions arise from the land use sector. Thus, no strategy for mitigating global climate change can be complete or successful without reducing emissions from agriculture, ...

  • Coping with a changing climate: considerations for adaption and mitigation in agriculture

    Environment and Natural Resources Management Series 15Over a billion people around the world are undernourished today because they lack easy, consistent and reliable access to affordable source of food. Changing climatic conditions and unsustainable bioenergy development are projected to affect food security through their impact on food systems at ...

  • Climate Change Mitigation by Forestry: A Review of International Initiatives

    This is a masterly review of the state of play with initiatives to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions through forestry. The authors have been keen observers, and sometimes players themselves, in the forests and climate change debate. Focusing on case studies and issues of particular interest, they present a much-needed ...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Frameworks, Tools and Practices

    With its close connections to the environment and climate itself, tourism is considered to be a vulnerable and highly climate-sensitive economic sector, similar to agriculture, insurance, energy and transportation. At the same time, tourism is a contributor to Greenhouse Gas (GHG emissions, including emissions from transport, accomodation and ...

  • Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction

    Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction pulls together the final outcomes and recommendations from the PREPARED project that originated from the WSSTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform) thematic working group Sustainable Water Management in Urban areas. The PREPARED project ...

  • 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.   ...

  • The Economics of Climate Change Policy

    This important collection embodies the author’s pioneering and on-going efforts to incorporate equity and efficiency principles into the economics of climate change policy. It represents a valuable compendium of work, both previously published and original, the range of which is not otherwise readily accessible.   Adam Rose was one of the first ...

  • The Garnaut Climate Change Review

    Professor Ross Garnaut was commissioned by all of the Governments of Australia’s Federation to examine the impacts of climate change on Australia and to recommend policy frameworks to improve the prospects of sustainable prosperity. This book examines the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy, the costs of adaptation and mitigation, ...

  • 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, ...

  • Human-Induced Climate Change

    An Interdisciplinary Assessment Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy. It provides an integrated assessment of research on the key topics that underlie current controversial policy questions. The first ...

  • Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are methods of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. The author provides signposts for the way ahead in climate change policy and ...

  • Local Governments and Climate Change

    The focus of this publication is on how small and medium-sized communities in Europe are effectively responding to climate change, with a particular focus on different approaches used in sustainable energy planning and implementation. A number of cases presented show the result of different (and often combined) motivations and actions. The most ...

  • The Natural Fix ? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation

    Large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This Rapid Assessment Report describes the vital contributions which ecosystems can and must make to improve these efforts. It presents carbon capture and storage through a Green Economy lens, outlining the potential in terms of ...

  • Climate Change 2001: Mitigation - Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of IPCC

    This report assesses all available information on the science of climate change, in particular that arising from human activities. In performing its assessments the WGIII is concerned with the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.Key features:Makes clear there are strong ...

  • Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

    Changes in climate and climate variability have an effect on people's behaviour around the world, and public institutions have an important part to play in influencing our ability to respond to and plan for climate risk. We may be able to reduce climate risk by seeking to mitigate the threat on the one hand, and by adapting to a changed ...

  • Climatic Change and the Mediterranean Vol 2

    This is the second volume in a series of books recording the results of studies on the impact of climate change on the ecological systems and socio-economic structures of the Mediterranean region. Incorporating the detailed results of five entirely new case studies, the book explores the likely effect of climate change on eleven vulnerable sites ...

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