Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Transforming Economies and Policies for a Sustainable Future (Hardback)Vinod Thomas (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
A highly authoritative, lucid, and timely analysis of the implications of climate change and disasters for sustainable development-the universally accepted path for humanity in the 21st century.
Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development
A thought-provoking examination of the links between climate change and natural disasters, and how to tackle both. Its call for greater investments in natural capital, "nature's infrastructure"-in addition to physical and human capital-to meet these critical 21st century challenges is particularly timely and welcome.
Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Recent extreme climate impacts in Asia and across the world underscore the urgent need to act on climate change. Policymakers need every resource available to put in place effective policies and incentives to achieve the vision outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and this book holds great potential to secure the practical pathways that can turn the Paris vision into reality.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
This is a timely and engagingly written book on an important topic of increasing international concern.
Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University
A compelling evidence-based call to action on the climate-natural disaster link. A must-read for development economists and advocates in rich and poor countries alike.
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
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