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Boek van de Week: Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
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maandag 03 april 2017 23:37

 

Climate Change in Africa 120
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Titel: Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Ondertitel: Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Auteurs: Walter Leal Filho, Jokasha Kalangu, Wuta Menas, Pantaleo Munishi
Eerste druk: 2017
Pagina's: 757
Uitgever: Springer International Publishing AG
Bindwijze: eBook/Hardcover
Prijs: $219.00/$279.00
ISBN: 9783319495200/9783319495194

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This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent. It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in February 2016, which brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.” The papers introduce a wide range of methodological approaches and practical case studies to show how climate change adaptation can be implemented in regions and countries across the continent. Responding to the need for more cross-sectoral interaction among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation, the book fosters the exchange of information on best practices across the African continent.

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Boek van de Week: Climate Change - Treaties and Policies in the Trump era
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maandag 27 maart 2017 23:17

Climate Change Trump era 120

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Titel: Climate Change
Ondertitel: Treaties and Policies in the Trump era
Auteur: Alan Moran
Eerste druk: 2017
Pagina's: 165
Uitgever: Connor Court Publishing
Bindwijze:Paperback
Prijs: $24.95
ISBN: 9781925501407

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Climate Change: treaties and policies in the Trump era, is an examination of:
• The setting of the climate change agenda
• Its position in the international arena where nations have agreed to treaties and agreements that have increasingly placed pressures on governments to take actions in conformance with their provisions
• The developments leading to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which incorporated governments’ “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) on abatement of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
• The costs nations are actually and prospectively incurring in meeting their INDCs and in other measures designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
• President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement and other nations’ responses.
The book foreshadows the collapse of the Paris agreement and gradual, if not abrupt, dismantling of the costly measures it entails – primarily involving forcing consumers to subsidise wind and solar energy.

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Connor Court Publishing

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Institure of Public Affairs
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Boek van de Week: Environmental Success Stories
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dinsdag 21 maart 2017 00:19

Environmental Success Stories 120

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Titel: Environmental Success Stories
Ondertitel: Solving Major Ecological Problems and Confronting Climate Change
Auteur: Frank M. Dunnivant
Eerste druk: 2017
Pagina's: 256
Uitgever: Columbia University Press
Bindwijze: Hardcover/Paperback/eBook
Prijs: $90.00/$30.00/$29.99
ISBN: 9780231179188/9780231179195/9780231542906

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Unlike many titles on environmental issues that portend a dark future, Environmental Success Stories delves into the most daunting ecological and environmental challenges humankind has faced and shows how scientists, citizens, and a responsive public sector have dealt with them successfully.
In addition to presenting the basic chemical and environmental science underlying problems like providing clean drinking water, removing DDT and lead from agriculture and our homes, and curtailing industrial pollution, this book also discusses the political actors, agency regulators, and community leaders who have collaborated to enact effective legislation. Sharing the stories of the people, organizations, and governments who have addressed these problems successfully, Frank M. Dunnivant explains how we might confront the world's largest and most complex environmental crisis: climate change. Now is the time for rededicated scientific exploration and enlightened citizen action to save our environment, and Dunnivant's book offers a stirring call to action.

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Boek van de Week: The Climate Change Playbook
Geschreven door Joost   
dinsdag 14 maart 2017 01:11

Playbook 120

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Titel: The Climate Change Playbook
Ondertitel: 22 Systems Thinking Games for More Effective Communication about Climate Change
Auteur: Dennis Meadows, Linda Booth Sweeney and Gillian Martin Mehers
Eerste druk: 2016
Pagina's: 192
Uitgever: Chelsea Green Publishing
Bindwijze: Paperback/eBook
Prijs: $24.95/$19.96
ISBN: 9781603586764/9781603586771

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Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious threat to our everyday lives, there will still be time enough to make changes that will avoid disaster. Yet at that point it will be too late. Or they assume we can use our current paradigms and policy tools to find solutions. Yet the approaches that caused damage in the first place will cause even more damage in the future.
Even the increasingly dire warnings from scientists haven’t shaken such assumptions. Is there another way to reach people?
The simple, interactive exercises in The Climate Change Playbook can help citizens better understand climate change, diagnose its causes, anticipate its future consequences, and effect constructive change. Adapted from The Systems Thinking Playbook, the twenty-two games are now specifically relevant to climate-change communications and crafted for use by experts, advocates, and educators. Illustrated guidelines walk leaders through setting each game up, facilitating it, and debriefing participants. Users will find games that are suitable for a variety of audiences—whether large and seated, as in a conference room, or smaller and mobile, as in a workshop, seminar, or meeting.
Designed by leading thinkers in systems, communications, and sustainability, the games focus on learning by doing.

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Chelsea Green

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Dennis Meadows
Linda Booth Sweeney
Gillian Martin Mehers

 
Boek van de Week: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
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dinsdag 07 maart 2017 00:18

future 120

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Titel: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
Ondertitel: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity
Auteur: Jörg Friedrichs
Eerste druk: 2013
Pagina's: 240
Uitgever: The MIT Press
Bindwijze: Hardcover/Paperback/eBook
Prijs: $28.95/$17.95/$12.95
ISBN: 9780262019248/9780262533652/9780262316613

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The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it will resemble the past. Past abundance of fuel, for example, does not imply unending abundance. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible.
In this book, Jörg Friedrichs argues that industrial society itself is transitory, and he examines the prospects for our civilization’s coming to terms with its two most imminent choke points: climate change and energy scarcity. He offers a thorough and accessible account of these two challenges as well as the linkages between them.
Friedrichs contends that industrial civilization cannot outlast our ability to burn fossil fuels and that the demise of industrial society would entail cataclysmic change, including population decreases. To understand the social and political implications, he examines historical cases of climate stress and energy scarcity: devastating droughts in the ancient Near East; the Little Ice Age in the medieval Far North; the Japanese struggle to prevent “fuel starvation” from 1918 to 1945; the “totalitarian retrenchment” of the North Korean governing class after the end of Soviet oil deliveries; and Cuba’s socioeconomic adaptation to fuel scarcity in the 1990s. He draws important lessons about the likely effects of climate and energy disruptions on different kinds of societies.
The warnings of climate scientists are met by denial and inaction, while energy experts offer little guidance on the effects of future scarcity. Friedrichs suggests that to confront our predicament we must affirm our core values and take action to transform our way of life. Whether we are private citizens or public officials, complacency is not an option: climate change and energy scarcity are emerging facts of life.

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