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Effects of global climate change on disease epidemics and social instability around the world
An overview of Climate Change - Alan Hopkins (GES Consulting)
Challenges of Climate Change Vis-A-Vis Tactic for Cooling the Earth
Simulating flood-peak probability in the Rhine basin and the effect of climate change
Non Anthropogenic Causes of Climate Change
Effects of Climate Change on SMEs
Effects of Climate change at Bangladesh
Advertising Promotion and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications, 8th Edition, Terence A. Shimp, ISBN-10: 0324593600, ISBN-13: 9780324593600, CENGAGE, IM+TB
Effects of Climate change on BUSINESS
Over the past few years, and certainly since the publication of the "Stern Report", there has been increasing recognition that climate change is a not only an environmental crisis, but one with important social and economic dimensions. There is now a growing need for multi-disciplinary research and for the science of climate change to be usefully translated for policy-makers.
Until very recently, scientific and policy emphasis on climate change has focused almost exclusively on mitigation efforts: mechanisms and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The success of such efforts to date is debatable. In fact, the impact of ever more stringent emission control programmes could potentially have enormous social consequences. Little effort has been expended on the exploration of a systematic evaluation of climate stabilisation benefits or the costs of adapting to a changed climate, let alone attempting to integrate different approaches. There is an increasing recognition that the key actors in the climate crisis also need to be preparing for change that is unavoidable. This has resulted in a greater consideration of vulnerability and adaptation.
The book, based on a four-year research project funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the programme "Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation" (VAM), presents a cluster of case studies of industries, communities and institutions which each show how vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation analyses can be integrated using social behavioural sciences. Each chapter makes specific recommendations for the studied industry sector, community or institution, analyses the latest research developments of the field and identifies priorities for future research.
The book argues that the inherent complexity of climate change will ultimately require a much more integrated response both scientifically - to better understand multiple causes and impacts - as well as at the scientific/policy interface, where new forms of engagement between scientists, policy-makers and wider stakeholder groups can make a valuable contribution to more informed climate policy and practice.
The book is particularly timely as the scientific research and policy debate is shifting from one of problem-framing to new agendas that are much more concerned with implementation, the improvement of assessment methodologies from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and the reframing of current scientific understanding towards mitigation, adaptation and vulnerability. A critical element in responding to the climate change challenge will be to ensure the translation of these new scientific insights into innovative policy and practice 'on the ground'. This book provides some fundamental elements to answer this need.
"The Social and Behavioural Aspects of Climate Change: Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation" will be essential reading for social science researchers and policy managers in the area of climate change, as well as for those who want to know what the social and behavioural sciences can contribute toward coping with climate hazards. NGOs, law firms and businesses in the energy sector or other climate related fields will also find the book of great value.
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