Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Working Group III Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107654815
Category: Science
Page: 750
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110705799X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1552
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The Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC is the standard scientific reference on climate change for students, researchers and policy makers.

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Regional Aspects


Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107058163
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 750
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author: Ottmar Edenhofer,Ramón Pichs-Madruga,Youba Sokona,Kristin Seyboth,Susanne Kadner,Timm Zwickel,Patrick Eickemeier,Gerrit Hansen,Steffen Schlömer,Christoph von Stechow,Patrick Matschoss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107607101
Category: Science
Page: 1088
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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources - bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy - as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies, and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector, and academic researchers.

Global Population in Transition


Author: Jo. M. Martins,Fei Guo,David A. Swanson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319773623
Category: Social Science
Page: 358
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This book deals with macro and micro aspects of population change and their inter-face with socio-economic factors and impact. It examines theoretical notions and pursues their empirical manifestations and uses multidisciplinary approaches to population change and diversity. It investigates the organic nature of the relationships between socio-economic factors and population change and the feedback loops that affect socio-economic organisation and behaviour. The book brings together material often scattered in a number of sources and disciplines that helps to understand population change and their socio-economic aspects. In addition to dealing with the more conventional factors in population dynamics in the form of fertility, mortality and migration, the book examines socio-economic forces that influence them. It discusses population evolving attributes that affect population characteristics and social and behaviour and impact on the environment. Further, it deals with social organisation and pathways that lead to different social and economic development and standards of living of diverse populations.

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

A Global Assessment of Emissions and Mitigation Opportunities
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 925107920X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 115
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Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies. FAO conducted a detailed analysis of GHG emissions at multiple stages of various livestock supply chains, including the production and transport of animal feed, on-farm energy use, emissions from animal digestion and manure decay, as well as the post-slaughter transport, refrigeration and packaging of animal products. This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestocks contribution to global warming as well as the sectors potential to help tackle the problem. This publication is aimed at professionals in food and agriculture as well as policy makers.

Communicating Climate Change Information for Decision-Making


Author: Silvia Serrao-Neumann,Anne Coudrain,Liese Coulter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319746693
Category: Science
Page: 219
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This book provides important insight on a range of issues focused on three themes; what new climate change information is being developed, how that knowledge is communicated and how it can be usefully applied across international, regional and local scales. There is increasing international investment and interest to develop and communicate updated climate change information to promote effective action. As change accelerates and planetary boundaries are crossed this information becomes particularly relevant to guide decisions and support both proactive adaptation and mitigation strategies. Developing new information addresses innovations in producing interdisciplinary climate change knowledge and overcoming issues of data quality, access and availability. This book examines effective information systems to guide decision-making for immediate and future action. Cases studies in developed and developing countries illustrate how climate change information promotes immediate and future actions across a range of sectors.

The Environment-Conflict Nexus

Climate Change and the Emergent National Security Landscape
Author: Francis Galgano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319909754
Category: Science
Page: 181
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The aim of this book is to demonstrate how environmental factors have caused an evolution in the landscape of national security since the end of the Cold War. Through relevant case studies, the scope of the problem on the national security landscape due to environmental stressors is illuminated, examined, and synthesized with climate-related data. Human variables such as governance, GDP, and vulnerability are taken into account, and are compared against environmental factors to more accurately determine the causative agents of regional conflicts which threaten national security. These case studies comprise the majority of the text, and they show how individual conflicts are uniquely influenced by environmental stress with variations from situation to situation. This book will be of interest to government and military professionals, and may serve as a resource for college courses in the areas of military geography, international affairs, and sustainability studies.

Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals

Exploring an Integrative Framework of Theories, Tools, and Competencies
Author: Joachim Monkelbaan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811304750
Category: Science
Page: 214
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This book provides a detailed overview of governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopting a unique integrative approach, it examines the fragmentation of governance that is a critical barrier to achieving the SDGs. The main question addressed is: What are the crucial elements and the organizing logic of an integrative framework that is suitable for analysing governance for the SDGs and for implementing the transitions that we need towards a more sustainable world? This transdisciplinary book first proposes a combination of innovative governance theories that can improve the analysis and practice of sustainability governance. Secondly, it explores the interests of core actors in a number of case examples. And thirdly, it offers recommendations for improving the study and practice of sustainability governance. The findings presented form the basis for a new approach to governance towards objectives such as the SDGs: Integrative Sustainability Governance (ISG). The ensuing ISG framework includes indicator frames within the pillars of power, knowledge and norms. The book concludes that the transformation of crisis into sustainability transitions requires a deeper consideration of risk management that strengthens resilience; systems deliberation that complements democracy; and behavioral insights that elevate human awareness and collaboration. This handbook is a comprehensive and valuable companion for students, experts and practitioners with an interest in the SDGs.

Synergies across a REDD+ landscape

Non-carbon benefits, joint mitigation and adaptation, and an analysis of submissions to the SBSTA
Author: Pipa Elias,Stephen Leonard,Lee Cando,Giacomo Fedele,David Gaveau,Bruno Locatelli,Christopher Martius,Daniel Murdiyarso,William Sunderlin,Louis Verchot
Publisher: CIFOR
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 8
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International policy makers are currently exploring methodological matters associated with non-carbon benefits and joint mitigation and adaptation approaches as they relate to REDD+. Although few pilot projects are exploring these issues, emerging evidence shows how these approaches can be implemented on the ground. This analysis draws from the scientific literature on non-carbon benefits and joint mitigation and adaptation, evaluates recent submissions to the SBSTA on these issues, and intends to inform the negotiations on these approaches

Shock Waves

Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty
Author: Marianne Fay,Stephane Hallegatte,Mook Bangalore,Tamaro Kane,Julie Rozenberg,Vogt-Schilb Adrien,Ulf Narloch
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 146480673X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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A new World Bank report shows that climate change is an acute threat to poorer people across the world, with the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty over the next fifteen years. And the poorest regions of the world - Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia - will be hit the hardest. But the report - Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty - also points to a way out. This requires that poverty reduction and development work continue as a priority while taking into account a changing climate. It also means taking targeted action to help people cope with climate shocks - such as developing early warning systems and flood protection, and introducing heat-resistant crops. At the same time, efforts to reduce emissions should accelerate, and be designed to protect the poor.

A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk


Author: Professor Nigel Arnell
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472408039
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets--but at the same time it can bring opportunities for some businesses. With chapters on the nature, science and politics of climate change risk, as well as how to assess, then how to cope with it, and recommendations for incorporating climate change risks into a Company Climate Risk System, this concise guide serves the needs of business students and practitioners across a wide range of sectors, public and private.

Climate Change, Adaptive Capacity and Development


Author: Richard J. T. Klein,Saleemul Huq
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 186094373X
Category: Science
Page: 347
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Based on papers presented at a workshop entitled Enhancing the Capacity of Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change, which was held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2001, Potsdam, Ger., and sponsored by the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The Eco-social Approach in Social Work


Author: Aila-Leena Matthies,Kati Närhi,Dave Ward
Publisher: Sophi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
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This book examines what the connection between social and environmental issues means for social work practices.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107380103
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

International Climate Change Law and State Compliance


Author: Alexander Zahar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134616937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role that law has played to date as a constraining factor on state conduct. International Climate Change Law and State Compliance is an unprecedented treatment of the nature of climate change law and the compliance of states with that law. The book argues that the international climate change regime, in the twenty or so years it has been in existence, has developed certain normative rules of law, binding on states. State conduct under these rules is characterized by generally high compliance in areas where equity is not a major concern. There is, by contrast, low compliance in matters requiring a burden-sharing agreement among states to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to a ‘safe’ level. The book argues that the substantive climate law presently in place must be further developed, through normative rules that bind states individually to top-down mitigation commitments. While a solution to the problem of climate change must take this form, the law’s development in this direction is likely to be hesitant and slow. The book is aimed at scholars and graduate students in environmental law, international law, and international relations.

Climate Change and Cities

Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network
Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1316603334
Category: Science
Page: 350
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"Urban Climate Change Research Network, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University."

The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, Vol 2

Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Study Vol 2
Author: Terence Lovat
Publisher: ATF Press
ISBN: 1922239887
Category: Religion
Page: 132
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The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies is a fully refereed academic journal aimed principally at providing an outlet for an ever expanding Bonhoeffer scholarship in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region, as well as being open to article submissions from Bonhoeffer scholars throughout the world. It also aims to elicit and encourage future and ongoing scholarship in the field. The focus of the journal, captured in the notion of ‘Legacy’, is on any aspect of Bonhoeffer’s life, theology and political action that is relevant to his immense contribution to twentieth century events and scholarship. ‘Legacy’ can be understood as including those events and ideas that contributed to Bonhoeffer’s own development, those that constituted his own context or those that have developed since his time as a result of his work. The editors encourage and welcome any scholarship that contributes to the journal’s aims. The journal also has book reviews.