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Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050

Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050 Madrid, Spain 2–5 October 2002

  • Author: Antonio Marquina
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400709730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 390
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This book addresses six key factors that will affect environmental policies in the Mediterranean region during the next fifty years: population growth, climate change, soil erosion and desertification, water scarcity, food production, and urbanization and pollution. The authors assess these as potential sources of violent conflict. The interdisciplinary approach makes this a relevant and useful reference for a broad range of professionals, specialists and researchers.

The State of African Cities 2010

The State of African Cities 2010

Governance, Inequality and Urban Land Markets

  • Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Publisher: UN-HABITAT
  • ISBN: 921132291X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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The State of the African Cities 2010 goes above and beyond the first report, which provided a general overview of housing and urban management issues in Africa. With the subtitle: Governance, inequity and urban land markets, the report uncovers critical urban issues and challenges in African cities, using social and urban geography as the overall entry points. While examining poverty, slum incidence and governance, the report sheds more light on inequity in African cities, and in this respect follows the main theme of the global State of the World's Cities 2010 report. Through a regional analysis, the report delves deeper into the main urban challenges facing African cities, while provoking dialogue and discussion on the role of African cities in improving national, regional and local economies through sustainable and equitable development. The report has been drafted in cooperation with Urban Land Mark. Through an analytical survey of several African cities, the report examines urban growth, social conditions in slums, environmental and energy issues and, especially, the role of urban land markets in accessing land and housing.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
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  • Category: English literature
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Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

Security and Environment in the Mediterranean

conceptualising security and environmental conflicts : with 177 figures and 144 tables

  • Author: Hans Günter Brauch
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540401070
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1134
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In this volume security specialists, peace researchers, environmental scholars, demographers as well as climate, desertification, water, food and urbanisation specialists from the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America review security and conflict prevention in the Mediterranean. They also analyse NATO's Mediterranean security dialogue and offer conceptualisations on security and perceptions of security challenges as seen in North and South. The latter half of the book analyses environmental security and conflicts in the Mediterranean and environmental consequences of World War II, the Gulf War, the Balkan wars and the Middle East conflict. It also examines factors of global environmental change: population growth, climate change, desertification, water scarcity, food and urbanisation issues as well as natural disasters. Furthermore, it draws conceptual conclusions for a fourth phase of research on human and environmental security and peace as well as policy conclusions for cooperation and partnership in the Mediterranean in the 21st century.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: American literature
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Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region

Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region

Environmental and Security Aspects

  • Author: Jose Rubio,Uriel Safriel,Raul Daussa,Winfried Blum,Fausto Pedrazzini
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 904812526X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 156
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Based on the suggestions made by the speakers of Plenary Session IV “Ch- lenges to the management of water resources and to countering deserti cation in the Mediterranean region” during the 15th Economic and Environmental Forum, the OCEEA proposed to organize a workshop on “Water Scarcity, Land Degra- tion and Deserti cation in the Mediterranean region – Environment and Security Aspects”. In order to build on common synergies, OSCE sought co-operation with c- leagues from NATO, in particular from the Science for Peace and Security P- gramme. NATO has a longstanding expertise on the issue and had organised in Valencia, in December 2003, a NATO scienti c workshop on “Deserti cation and Security in the Mediterranean Region”. The objective of the new proposed wo- shop would be to broaden its focus from the scienti c community to include also policy makers. 1 The workshop, aimed at government of cials from the Mediterranean Region, gathered representatives of Water management, Land degradation and Desert- cation Departments of Ministries of Environment and representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. In addition, policy makers, scientists and experts were also invited. The aim was to discuss how the OSCE, NATO and other c- petent organizations like the UNCCD, UNEP, MAP, and the EU could play a role in ensuring that environment and security linkages in terms of water scarcity, land degradation and deserti cation are addressed in the Mediterranean Region.

Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

  • Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Czeslaw Mesjasz,John Grin,Pál Dunay,Navnita Chadha Behera,Béchir Chourou,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,P. H. Liotta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540759778
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1148
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Put quite simply, the twin impacts of globalization and environmental degradation pose new security dangers and concerns. In this new work on global security thinking, 91 authors from five continents and many disciplines, from science and practice, assess the worldwide reassessment of the meaning of security triggered by the end of the Cold War and globalization, as well as the multifarious impacts of global environmental change in the early 21st century.

Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts

Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts

  • Author: Jiaguo Qi,Kyle T. Evered
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402089600
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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Over the last 60 years, we have recognized increasingly that our world is connected, and the impacts of environmental catastrophes and economic crises in one region of our world have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences globally. Central Asia is a developing region with great potential, but there are valid concerns that current resource management practices are not sustainable, particularly with regard to the management of water resources. Recent changes in social structures, accompanied by regional climate change, have caused substantial environmental changes leading to security concerns in the region. As a result, the local economy has been significantly impacted to the extent that the potential for social unrest is of great concern. This book explores new technologies and adaptation strategies to mitigate these environmental problems and cope with continued environmental change with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the region.

Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issue

Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issue

Proceedings of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue Workshop, held in Valencia, Spain, 2-5 December 2003

  • Author: W.G. Kepner,Jose L. Rubio,David A. Mouat,Fausto Pedrazzini
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402037600
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 593
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Resilience and Risk

Resilience and Risk

Methods and Application in Environment, Cyber and Social Domains

  • Author: Igor Linkov,José Manuel Palma-Oliveira
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9402411232
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 580
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This volume addresses the challenges associated with methodology and application of risk and resilience science and practice to address emerging threats in environmental, cyber, infrastructure and other domains. The book utilizes the collective expertise of scholars and experts in industry, government and academia in the new and emerging field of resilience in order to provide a more comprehensive and universal understanding of how resilience methodology can be applied in various disciplines and applications. This book advocates for a systems-driven view of resilience in applications ranging from cyber security to ecology to social action, and addresses resilience-based management in infrastructure, cyber, social domains and methodology and tools. Risk and Resilience has been written to open up a transparent dialog on resilience management for scientists and practitioners in all relevant academic disciplines and can be used as supplement in teaching risk assessment and management courses.

Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security

Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security

  • Author: Stephen Stec,Besnik Baraj
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402094515
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 455
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On 21 November 2007 the grand and elegant Delegates Hall of the Hungarian Parliament was the scene of the opening of a conference to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day, those related to our unending thirst for energy, its environmental consequences, and the challenges that these bear on security. Over the next 3 days scientists, parliamentarians and their guests confronted, challenged, teased and cajoled each other in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security,” affirming that knowledge and public service hold the keys to solving our greatest challenges. The magnitude of the security challenge was confirmed while this volume was being prepared. In mid-2008, the International Energy Agency issued a report concluding that US$45 trillion would be needed over the next half century to prevent energy shortages and greenhouse gas emissions from undermining global economic growth. But lest such large numbers cause us all to shrug, this volume brings attention to some of the more manageable aspects of the environment and energy security challenge – from addressing conflict resources such as illegal timber that contribute to corruption and regional instability, to means and mechanisms to enable the diversification of energy supplies, to environmental risk reduction strategies for particular installations. The participants in the Hungarian Parliament building were atypical for a NATO Advanced Research Workshop.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security

Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

  • Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Czeslaw Mesjasz,John Grin,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,Béchir Chourou,Pál Dunay,Jörn Birkmann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642177767
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1815
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Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security - Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks reviews conceptual debates and case studies focusing on disasters and security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks in Europe, the Mediterranean and other regions. It discusses social science concepts of vulnerability and risks, global, regional and national security challenges, global warming, floods, desertification and drought as environmental security challenges, water and food security challenges and vulnerabilities, vulnerability mapping of environmental security challenges and risks, contributions of remote sensing to the recognition of security risks, mainstreaming early warning of conflicts and hazards and provides conceptual and policy conclusions.

Integration of Information for Environmental Security

Integration of Information for Environmental Security

Environmental Security - Information Security - Disaster Forecast and Prevention - Water Resources Management

  • Author: H. Gonca Coskun,H. Kerem Cigizoglu,M. Derya Maktav
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402065744
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 484
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Water management and disasters, including droughts and floods are becoming very important subjects in the international platforms. This book will provide information about high technology techniques to solve important problems using remote sensing and GIS for topics such as the environmental security, water resources management, disaster forecast and prevention and information security.

Building safer cities

Building safer cities

the future of disaster risk

  • Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold,Anne Carlin
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821354971
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 299
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Vulnerability to disaster impacts is an increasingly important aspect of urban development, and a number of ongoing trends have the potential to cause even more severe and broader disaster impacts, including increased environmental degradation, the impacts of climate change, population growth in cities, and the effects of globalisation. The effects of disasters are particularly severe in developing countries, causing problems for economic and social development, inflicting massive casualties, and leading to the diversion of funds from development to emergency relief and recovery. This publication contains a number of background papers prepared for a World Bank conference on disaster risk management, held in Washington in December 2002. The papers discuss a number of case studies and papers which consider disaster risk reduction strategies designed to enable local communities and authorities in developing countries to be better prepared to protect their lives, homes, livelihoods and assets in an emergency situation.

Neuerwerbungen der Bibliothek

Neuerwerbungen der Bibliothek

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Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

  • Author: Maria Cristina Paciello
  • Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • ISBN: 8868125080
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 336
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Sustainable agrocolture and food security are of particular concern for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and represent one of the biggest challenges facing the area. As a consequence of the region’s heavy reliance on food imports, the sharp increase in food prices since 2007 and the consequent world food crisis has had macro-economic problems (inflation, trade deficits, fiscal pressure), increased poverty and political instability. This challenge, coupled with the consequences of environmental degradation, water scarcity, urbanization and climate stress, call for the urgent development of sustainable agriculture has mostly been ignored in Euro-Mediterranean relations, due to strong opposition from the EU. However, academics and policymakers have increasingly acknowlendged that agriculture that needs to be placed at the core of Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation. Given the sensitiveness and strategic importance of agriculture for both shores of the Mediterranean, the IAI and the OCP Policy Center jointly organized a two-day conference in Rabat on November 20-21, 2014, to discuss food security and agriculture challeges in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean relations. The present colume collects the updated and revised versions of the twelve papers that were discussed in that meeting.

Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change and Energy

Japanese Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

  • Author: Yoichi Kaya,Kenji Yamaji,Keigo Akimoto
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 1783265620
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 236
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Within the contexts of the global warming crisis facing the world, climate change mitigation strategies must be developed with a deep understanding of the science behind the impact of climate change and adaptations that must be made. This book discusses the mitigation strategy of climate change from the perspective of Japan and adopts a comprehensive view on climate change science, taking into consideration the recent international discussions on the subject, including those of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Furthermore, this book discusses energy and environment strategies in Japan, particularly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident, underpinning Japan's historical lack of natural resource and the resulting difficulties it faces in keeping up with the demand for energy. Finally, this book provides the quantitative model to assess scenarios for climate mitigation and their associated costs and economic impacts for the formulation of a national strategy for an effective and sustainable set of climate change mitigation measures. Contents:Overview: Basic Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change (Yoichi Kaya):Brief History of the Reaction of Mankind to Climate ChangeCauses and Impacts of Climate ChangeThe 2-Degree TargetCharacteristics of Energy and Measures for Reducing CO2 EmissionDiscussion on Attainability of the 2-Degree TargetConstruction of a New TargetJapan's Energy and Environmental Policy (Kenji Yamaji):Brief History of Japan's Energy and Environmental PolicyReconstruction of Energy and Environmental Policy after FukushimaManaging the Nuclear RiskThe Future of Renewable EnergyFrontiers of Energy and Environmental Policy in JapanModel Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation Strategy (Keigo Akimoto):Introduction to Model Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation StrategyAssessment of Sustainable Development ScenariosAssessment of Climate Change Mitigation MeasuresAssessment of Japanese Energy and Environmental Strategy Readership: Graduate students, researchers and readers interested in energy studies and climate change mitigation. Key Features:There are few books for climate change mitigation written in English from a Japanese point of viewThe authors are outstanding researchers for climate change mitigation and energy policies in JapanThe lead author, Yoichi Kaya, is also well known within the research society for climate change mitigation in the world as the developer of the “Kaya-identity”, which has often been adopted in several IPCC reportsKeywords:Climate Change;Mitigation;Energy;CO2;Japan

Mediterranean Desertification

Mediterranean Desertification

A Mosaic of Processes and Responses

  • Author: N. A. Geeson,C. J. Brandt,J. B. Thornes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470856866
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 456
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Desertification includes land degradation due to both climatic and anthropogenic causes, where land includes water, soil, and the biosphere. This book presents the most recent findings from the European Community's MEDALUS project, which was formed to understand and manage semi-arid environments that are undergoing great change. * Covers climate and land use processes and responses in the Mediterranean * First book to provide guidelines for the management of land degradation in Mediterranean environments * Based on first-hand experience of the problems by those responsible for solving them