climate change service Books

  • The Economics of Climate Change

    There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth´s climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report 4900: Climate Change Consulting

    Report 4900: Climate Change Consulting (updated for Q1 of 2010) focuses on the Climate Change Consulting Industry, but also includes detailed analysis of the broader area of Consulting & Engineering services in the Climate Change Industry CCBJ estimates place today's climate change consulting market at $1.9 billion worldwide and $670 million ...

  • Joint Implementation to Curb Climate Change:

    This work, commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, analyzes - in the light of the history of the 1992 Climate Change Convention and of precedents - the aims of the joint implementation provisions of the Convention and the controversies that have arisen about them. It combines a comprehensive ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water ecosystem services and poverty under climate change: key issues and research priorities

    Benefits to people from water ecosystems like rivers, swamps, floodplains and groundwater systems are central to human well-being. But ecosystems are in trouble and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have each shown that freshwater ...

  • 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 Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction

    This unique book provides cutting-edge knowledge and analyses of the consequences that climate change will have for sustainable development and poverty reduction within the context of global development.   Exploring alternative resource management approaches including federal resource management governance, ecosystem services, digital ...

  • Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services

    Decades of evolving U.S. policy have led to three sectors providing weather services—NOAA (primarily the National Weather Service [NWS]), academic institutions, and private companies. This three-sector system has produced a scope and diversity of weather services in the United States second to none. However, rapid scientific and technological ...

  • Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

    Over 100 authors present 25 contributions on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems including:key processes of the earth system such as the CO2 fertilization effect, shifts in disturbances and biome distribution, the saturation of the terrestrial carbon sink, and changes in functional biodiversity,ecosystem services such the ...

  • Climate Action 2009/2010

    This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond.Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and ...

  • Global Glacier Changes: Facts and Figures

    Glaciers are a critical component of the earth’ system and the current accelerated melting and retreat of glaciers have severe impacts on the environment. ‘’Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures' presents the latest fluctuations of glaciers and ice caps and underlines the overall trend of glaciers’ retreat.The report, ...

  • Managing Climate Risk in Water Supply Systems

    Water resources systems provide multiple services and, if managed properly, can contribute significantly to social well-being and economic growth. However, extreme or unexpected hydroclimatic conditions, such as droughts and floods, can adversely affect or even completely interrupt these services.  This manual seeks to provide knowledge, resources ...

  • Air Pollution, Global Change and Forests in the New Millenium

    The chapters in this book present a snapshot of the state of knowledge of air pollution effects at the beginning of the 21st century. From their different disciplines, a distinguished collection of authors document their understanding of how leaves, trees, and forests respond to air pollutants and climate change. Scenarios of global change and air ...

  • Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services

    Part of OECD Water Policy and Finance Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! In both OECD and non-OECD countries the water sector is facing the challenges of increased competition for water resources, deteriorating water quality, and the effects of climate change and poor management. In this context, how can countries ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2007, (The). Paying farmers for environmental services (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2007, (The). Paying farmers for environmental services (Chinese version) (Ch)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2007, (The). Paying farmers for environmental services (Arabic version) (Ar)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition

    For student edition please click here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities is timely and continues to ...

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