Environmental Impacts Books

  • Brazil Current - GIWA Regional Assessment 39

    This report presents the results of the strategic impact assessment carried out for marine and freshwater resources and the associated living resources of the Brazil Current ...

  • Fisheries Subsidies and Marine Resource Management: Lessons Learned from Studies in Argentina and Senegal

    The Argentine and Senegalese studies presented in this report were conducted within the framework of two broader UNEP Country Projects that involved the collaboration of a number of individuals and organizations. Each of these projects aimed to assess the environmental and related social and economic effects of trade lineralization and ...

  • Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies

    The NATO ARW Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies: Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions, was held in Kiev, May 2006. The workshop was Co-Directed by Profs. N. Syred and A.Khalatov, winners of the NATO Scientific Prize 2002, and was organizaed by the Institute of Thermophysics (Ukraine) and Cardiff University, UK. The ...

  • Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies

    The NATO ARW Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies: Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions, was held in Kiev, May 2006. The workshop was Co-Directed by Profs. N. Syred and A.Khalatov, winners of the NATO Scientific Prize 2002, and was organizaed by the Institute of Thermophysics (Ukraine) and Cardiff University, UK. The ...

  • Evaluation of the Joint Initiative of the World Commission on Dams and the United Nations Environment Programme on the Environmental, Social and Econo

    This evaluation covers the project that was implemented jointly by UNEP and WCD on environmental, social and economic impacts of large dams. The evaluation established the following : that this UNEP project was essential to the WCD work programme, that the outputs were reflected in the WCD report and that the project successfully established ...

  • Unveiling Wealth

    Does money blur perspectives for a better life? Lifting the money veil from our yardsticks of progress, income and wealth, reveals the trade-offs of economic growth. The book presents new indicators of the social, economic and ecological impacts of our lifestyles and production techniques. The indicators help to identify those responsible for ...

  • Butterworths Planning Law Handbook Fifth edition

    The new edition of Butterworths Planning Law Handbook contains an invaluable collection of statutory and other materials relating to planning law in England and Wales as well as a selection of European materials. The fifth edition includes relevant provisions of the Government of Wales Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998, the Greater London ...

  • Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia

    The themes of the book focus on the origin, development, interactions, and migrations of the Scythians, in Eurasia and their relationships with the environment of 1st millennium BC. Without doubt, the environment played an important role in the life of ancient nomadic populations, forming the basis of their economies and influencing various ...

  • Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection

    Coast lines have been and still are the centre lines of civilization around the world with still increasing pressure from both sides, the hinterland and the sea, with all its foreseeable and unforeseeable impacts given by nature or mankind. While response of nature to such impacts is flexible in the way that all morphological changes with all the ...

  • Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection

    Coast lines have been and still are the centre lines of civilization around the world with still increasing pressure from both sides, the hinterland and the sea, with all its foreseeable and unforeseeable impacts given by nature or mankind. While response of nature to such impacts is flexible in the way that all morphological changes with all the ...

  • Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 166

    Predicting the Fate and Effects of Tributyltin in Marine Systems.- Fate and Effects of Diazinon.- Trace Element Contamination in Antarctic Ecosystems.- Trace Metals in Antarctica Related to Climate Change and Increasing Human ...

  • An Immediate Look at the Legal, Governmental, and Economic Ramifications of Global Climate Change Legislation and Litigation

    This product discusses the potential legal, governmental, and economic ramifications of climate change legislation and litigation both at home and abroad. Leading experts discuss the impact of recent events, the U.S. government's response to global warming, and the challenges these situations may present for environmental lawyers and their ...

  • Global study of shrimp fisheries

    Shrimp is now the most valuable internationally traded fishery commodities. In the light of its economic importance, FAO commissioned this global study to focus on social, economic and environmental impacts. The report, reviewed by world specialists, summarizes the results and also contains studies representative of various geographic regions and ...

  • Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems

    Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal drought. As a result of changes in traditional ...

  • Greening the Car Industry

    Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by ...

  • Arctic Climate Impact Assessment - Arctic Climate

    The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased ...

  • Challenges to International Water : Regional Assessments in a Global Perspective

    The Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA) is a holistic, globally comparable assessment of the world's transboundary waters that recognises the inextricable links between the freshwater and the coastal marine environment and integrates environmental and socio-economic information to determine the impacts of a broad range of influences on ...

  • Technological Choices for Sustainability

    The objective of the book is to critically evaluate current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic ...

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