climate change training Books

  • 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 ...

  • Seasonal Forecasts, Climatic Change and Human Health

    Awareness that many key aspects of public health are strongly influenced by climate is growing dramatically, driven by new research and experience and fears of climate change and the research needed to underpin policy developments in area is growing rapidly. This awareness has yet to translate into a practical use of climate knowledge by health ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Environmental Changes in South Asia

    The South Asian Rapid Assessment Programme (SA RAP) initiated by the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), and supported by the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Studies (MAIRS), has for the first time attempted to synthesize the scientific understanding generated so far by the global change research studies carried out ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tore and the Town on Thin Ice

    A children's environmental storybook based on the theme of climate change and on what children can do to mitigate effects of climate change. 'Tore and the Town on Thin Ice' is part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ''Tunza'' means to treat with care of affection in ...

  • Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes

    The two-way oceanic exchanges that connect the Arctic and Atlantic oceans through subarctic seas are of fundamental importance to climate. Change may certainly be imposed on the Arctic Ocean from subarctic seas, including a changing poleward ocean heat flux that is central to determining the present state and future fate of the perennial sea-ice. ...

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