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Climate Change and People on the Move

Author : Fanny Thornton
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This book applies a justice framework to analysis of the actual and potential role of international law with respect to people on the move in the context of anthropogenic climate change. That people are affected by the impacts of climate change is no longer doubted, including with implications for people movement (migration, displacement, relocation, etc.). Climate Change and People on the Move tackles unique questions concerning international responsibility for people movement arising from the inequities inherent to climate change. Corrective and distributive justice provide the analytical backbone, and are explored in a substantial theoretical chapter and then applied to subsequent contextual analysis. Corrective justice supports analysis as to whether people movement in the climate change context could be conceived or framed as harm, loss, or damage which is compensable under international law, either through fault-centred regimes or no-fault regimes (i.e. insurance). Distributive justice supports analysis as to whether such movement could be conceived or framed as a disproportionate burden, either for those faced with movement or those faced with sheltering people on the move, from which duties of re-distribution may stem. This book contributes to the growing scholarship and analysis concerning international law or governance and people movement in response to the impacts of climate change by investigating the bounds of the law where the phenomenon is viewed as one of (in)justice.

People on the Move in a Changing Climate

Author : Etienne Piguet
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Policymakers around the world are increasingly concerned about the likely impact of climate change and environmental degradation on the movement of people. This book takes a hard look at the existing evidence available to policymakers in different regions of the world. How much do we really know about the impact of environmental change on migration? How will different regions of the world be affected in the future? Is there evidence to show that migration can help countries adapt to environmental change ? What types of research have been conducted, how reliable is the evidence? These are some of the questions considered in this book, which presents, for the first time, a synthesis of relevant research findings for each major region of the world. Written by regional experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the key findings of existing studies on the linkages between environmental change and the movement of people. More and more reports on migration and the environment are being published, but the information is often scattered between countries and within regions, and it is not always clear how much of this information is based on solid research. This book brings this evidence together for the first time, highlighting innovative studies and research gaps. In doing this, the book seeks to help decision-makers draw lessons from existing studies and to identify priorities for further research.

Changing Climate

Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Carbon Dioxide Assessment Committee
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Preparing for a Changing Climate

Author : Peter J. Sousounis
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Conservation of Nordic Nature in a Changing Climate

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Reducing Poverty Protecting Livelihoods and Building Assets in a Changing Climate

Author : Dorte Verner
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Dorte Verner and her team are once again ahead of the curve, bringing home the threat not just to our planet but our people in Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate. they focus on the danger in the most human terms, examining the risk to our planet's most vulnerable, in particular the world's poor who rely on natural resources to survive---resources endangered by extreme weather changes. While focusing on Latin America, this book reminds us all there isn't a place on earth exempt from the threat of climate change.It's a moral wake-up call.---John F. Kerry, U. S. Senator In this important and provocative volume, Dorte Verner and her colleagues provide an expansive treatment of climate change and its many effects, especially on the global poor---David Lee, Professor, Cornell University This book is bound to become the defining analysis of climate change's implications for poverty and social cohesion... A key guide for policy makers---Daniel Cohen, Professor and Vice President, Paris School of Economics This much-welcome overview provides guidelines and suggests priorities for designing and implementing suitable adaptation measures.---Anthony Hall, Professor, London School of Economics It is no longer possible to prevent damaging climate change. If used properly, this book will save many lives---Robert Waldmann. Professor, University of Rome This is persuasive, comprehensive, excellent, thoughtful, and well-written work---Steven Solomon, Author, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization This book is simply a must for all those concerned by climate change.--- Javier Santiso, Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School This is first time to have a comprehensive social assessment of climate change and it will become a standard reference.---Shengen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute This book presents evidence that we must improve our efforts on resilience and adaptation measures to counter the consequences of climate change on the most vulnerable population groups---Soren Pind, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark The team is to be congratulated---very well compiled and analyzed---Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Author : Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.

Smart Building in a Changing Climate

Author : Andy van den Dobbelsteen
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"Climate change and peak fuel are issues that affect society, technology, politics, market - and also our built environment. Rather than just adapting to these changes, a positive, pro-active approach is needed, combining sustainable policy, planning and design. Smart Building in a Changing Climate presents the latest developments in the area of climate-responsive, energy-effective policy, planning and design. It includes the latest visions, ideas, designs and technology for a sustainable future on various scales, and points at possible directions for the built environment to answer the challenges of climate change in a pro-active and integrative way."--Publisher's description.

Sustainable development in a changing climate

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
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Sustainable development in a changing Climate : Fifth report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Housing the Environment and Our Changing Climate

Author : Christoph Sinn
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The climate is changing, and this book aims to capture both ways in which this is true. First, the global warming which is taking place, as our atmosphere is forced to absorb ever more man-made carbon dioxide, is now an indisputable reality. It is not too late to prevent the worst effects of such climate change, but in any event it will have a profound impact on the way we live and the kinds of houses we need. Second, the climate is changing - albeit slowly - in terms of the response by the housing world to the challenge of global warming. Government has instigated a radical approach to environmental standards for new housing, but has arguably been slower to realise the urgency of action to tackle poor environmental standards in the existing housing stock. This completely new version of the earlier book Housing and the Environment - A new agenda concentrates on the linked issues of climate change, fuel shortages and fuel poverty.

Climate Challenged Society

Author : John S. Dryzek
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This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change. The treatment is introductory, but the book is written "with attitude", for nobody has yet charted in coherent, integrative, and effective fashion a way to move societies beyond their current paralysis as they face the challenges of climate change. The coverage begins with an examination of science, public opinion, and policy making, with special attention to organized climate change denial. The book then moves to economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance at all levels from the local to the global; and the challenge of an emerging "Anthropocene" in which the mostly unintended consequences of human action drive the earth system into a more chaotic and unstable era. The conclusion considers the prospects for fundamental transition in ideas, movements, economics, and governance.

Guide on Climate Change Indigenous Peoples

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector

Author : Fulco Ludwig
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First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Climate Change and Migration

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UN publications sales number E.08.III.S.4.Recent empirical studies have found that climate variability and migration are characterized by a non-linear relationship. This study explores the climate change impacts on migratory processes. It outlines the key elements of natural and human induced climate change of potential relevance to migration, discusses the current state of debate about the relationship between climate change and migration, and describes possible approaches and methodologies with which to further our understanding of climate change-related migration.

Fossil Fuels in a Changing Climate

Author : Ulrich Bartsch
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This book assesses the effects on fossil fuel markets of climate change policies as agreed in Kyoto. This evaluation involves, as a reference case, projections for emissions, energy supply, demand, and prices in a world which does not adopt specific greenhouse policies. The impact of a future involvement of developing countries in an expanded climate change agreement is also analysed.

Population and Climate Change

Author : Brian C. O'Neill
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First systematic in-depth treatment of links between population and climate change, for researchers, policy-makers and students.

Coping with a Changing Climate

Author : Michael H. Glantz
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The first two chapters of the book present historical evidence of relationship between climate and food security, as well as current challenges of world food security posed by climate change.

Climate change and the Stern Review

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Treasury Committee
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Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today and requires an urgent response from Government, industry and the individual. This inquiry was triggered by the publication of the Stern Review on "The Economics of Climate Change" (2006, ISBN 9780102944204), which stressed the need to stabilise carbon emissions sooner rather than later, and warned of potentially catastrophic impacts if that was not achieved. The Review framed the climate change debate in terms of economic choices, and considered the use of economic tools such as environmental taxation and permit trading schemes as economically-efficient mechanisms for cutting emissions. This Report recommends that the Government give primary consideration to the use of economic tools in combating climate change: The Treasury's policies and action in this regard were the main focus of the inquiry. The report looks at work on this topic by the Treasury and other select committees. It then assesses the economics of the Stern Review, and examines the Government's approach to reducing emissions. Further sections cover emissions trading schemes, environmental taxes and adaptation (designed to counter the negative impacts caused by time lags in global and local ecosystems). The Committee calls for a twin track approach involving both adaptation and mitigation.

The Ancient Near East

Author : Ronald Wallenfels
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Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, spanning over 4000 years from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

The Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author : Charlotte Hurdman
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Chronologically arranged entries describe what life was like in the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.