Climate Change and Developing Countries - Advances in Global Change Research 11 (Paperback)
  • Climate Change and Developing Countries - Advances in Global Change Research 11 (Paperback)
zoom

Climate Change and Developing Countries - Advances in Global Change Research 11 (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£99.99
Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 31/07/2002
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Among global environmental issues, climate change has received the largest attention of national and global policy makers, researchers, industry, multilateral banks and NGOs. Climate change is one of the most important global environmental problems with unique characteristics. It is global, long-term (up to several centuries) and involves complex interactions between climatic, environmental, economic, political, institutional and technological pressures. It is of great significance to developing countries as all the available knowledge suggests that they, and particularly their poorer inhabitants, are highly vulnerable to climate impacts. The projected warming of 1. 4 to 5. 8 Degrees C by 2100 and the related changes in rainfall pattern, rise in sea-level and increased frequency of extreme events (such as drought, hurricanes and storms) are likely to threaten food security, increase fresh water scarcity, lead to decline in biodiversity, increase occurrence of vector-borne diseases, cause flooding of coastal settlements, etc. Recognizing the potential threat of severe disruptions, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was organized in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to begin to address ways to reduce these impacts, which led to the formulation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This Convention and the subsequent Kyoto Protocol recognize "the common but differentiated responsibility" of developing and industrialized countries in addressing climate change. Developing countries thus have a unique role to play in formulating a sound, reasoned, and well informed response to the threat of climate change.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781402007712
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200

You may also be interested in...

The Burning Question
Added to basket
Climate: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Environmental Hazards
Added to basket
The God Species
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Global Warming Gridlock
Added to basket
Influencing Tomorrow
Added to basket
The Politics of Climate Change
Added to basket
Why We Disagree about Climate Change
Added to basket
When a Billion Chinese Jump
Added to basket
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Added to basket
End Game
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Driven to Extinction
Added to basket
The Sea Around Us
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Merchants of Doubt
Added to basket
Silent Spring
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.