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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice

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Book Series: Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions ISSN: 2199-5508 / 2199-5516 ISBN: 9783319537504 9783319560915 Year: Pages: 342 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56091-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society.The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas.

Political Ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia

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Book Series: Routledge studies in political economy ISBN: 9781138479319 9781351066020 Year: Pages: 230 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Indonesia’s commitment to reducing land-based greenhouse gas emissions&#xD;significantly includes the expansion of conservation areas, but these developments&#xD;are not free of conflicts. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of agrarian&#xD;conflicts in the context of the implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions&#xD;from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and forest carbon offsetting in&#xD;Indonesia, a country where deforestation is a major issue.&#xD;The author analyzes new kinds of transnational agrarian conflicts which&#xD;have strong implications for global environmental justice in the REDD+ pilot&#xD;province of Jambi on the island of Sumatra. The chapters cover: the rescaling of&#xD;the governance of forests; privatization of conservation; and the transnational&#xD;dimensions of agrarian conflicts and peasants’ resistance in the context of&#xD;REDD+. The book builds on an innovative conceptual approach linking&#xD;political ecology, politics of scale and theories of power. It fills an important&#xD;knowledge and research gap by focusing on the socially differentiated impacts&#xD;of REDD+ and new forest carbon offsetting initiatives in Southeast Asia,&#xD;providing a multi-scalar perspective.&#xD;It is aimed at scholars in the areas of political ecology, human geography,&#xD;climate change mitigation, forest and natural resource management, as well as&#xD;environmental justice and agrarian studies.

Planning to cope with tropical and subtropical climate change

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ISBN: 9783110480795 9783110481082 Year: Pages: 380 DOI: 10.1515/9783110480795 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Ecology --- Environmental Sciences
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This book provides examples of climate change characterization and decision-making tools for subtropical and tropical adaptation planning. It is intended for local operators, physical planners, besides researchers and students of these subjects. The first chapter describes the status of climate planning in large subtropical and tropical cities. The following six chapters discuss hazards (drought, intense precipitations, sea level rise, sea water intrusion) and early warning systems. Nine chapters enlarge on flood risk analysis and preliminary mapping, climate change vulnerability, comparing contingency plans in various scales and presenting experiences centred on adaptation planning. The last three chapters introduce some best practices of weather and climate change monitoring and flood risk mapping and assessment.

Oxidative Stress and Space Biology: An Organ-Based Approach

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ISBN: 9783038429036 9783038429043 Year: Pages: VIII, 182 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Biology
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Technological advances now allow the planning of deep space exploration missions with the aim to discover new habitats for humankind. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has spearheaded this effort and the research into the identification of risks to crew members associated with such lengthy missions. Exciting work from a multitude of investigators across the US, Europe and Japan have identified oxidative damage as a significant risk to major organs that could pose a threat to the health of the astronauts and the success of the mission. This Special Issue of IJMS is dedicated to providing a comprehensive overview of the identified risks and focus on how oxidative stress specifically could impact major organ systems when exposed to space-relevant conditions such as cosmic/galactic radiation, solar particle events, hypogravity, hyperoxia and hypoxia or a combination of stressors.

Chemical, Physical and Mineralogical Properties of Atmospheric Particulate Matter in the Megacity Beijing

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Book Series: Karlsruher mineralogische und geochemische Hefte : Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Mineralogie und Geochemie ISSN: 16182677 ISBN: 9783866448278 Year: Volume: 38 Pages: XIII, 263 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000026820 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Astronomy (General)
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The scope of this work is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the aerosol pollution in the megacity Beijing. The focus lies on the interaction of anthropogenic and geogenic aerosol particles, their spatio-temporal variation, the most important pollution sources as well as the impact of particulate aerosols on human health and the environment. Furthermore, the bioavailable fraction of metal concentrations and the effect of mitigation measures during the 2008 Olympic Games were evaluated.

Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014

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ISBN: 9783700176992 Year: Pages: 1097 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_574829 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 221
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The AAR14 is the first Assessment Report on climate Change in Austria assessing the Impact of climate change and the Needs and possibilities of mitigation and Adaptation. This three-volume Report, developed through a multiple peer-Review process including stakeholder participation, presents a coherent assessment of scientific knowledge about climate and makes it accessible for both decision-makers and the General public. Approximately 240 scientists from 50 institutions have participated in this national Assessment Report

Sustainable Asia:Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries

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ISBN: 9789814730914 Year: Pages: 460 DOI: 10.1142/9862 Language: English
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co.
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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In the emerging narrative of sustainable development in Asia, the essential challenge is to reduce the use of natural resources and environmental degradation alongside the increasing demand for goods and services. To achieve this, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, aims at reconciling the three goals of minimising the extraction of natural resources from the environment, limiting waste and emissions over the life cycle of goods and services and improving human development and wellbeing.Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries provides an overview and analysis of the current status of SCP in Asian developing countries. The book focuses on projects supported by the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, a regional development cooperation programme promoting the adoption of SCP practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer groups in Asia since 2007.For readers looking for a comprehensive introduction to the topic of SCP together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various Asian developing countries and key sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy and agriculture, this book is an invaluable tool. The book examines in detail the SCP approaches and innovative solutions demonstrated by the SWITCH-Asia supported projects in Asia and thus serves as a reference for practitioners, researchers and policymakers alike.

Large-Scale and Full-Scale Methods for Examining Wind Effects on Buildings

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455102 Year: Pages: 143 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-510-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Environmental Engineering
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Global economic losses due to severe weather events have grown dramatically over the past two decades. A large proportion of these losses are due to severe wind storms such as tropical cyclones and tornadoes, which can cause destruction to buildings, houses, and other infrastructure over large areas. To address the growing losses, many new large-scale and full-scale laboratories have been developed. These tools are used to examine the issues that could not be solved with the traditional tools of wind engineering including model-scale boundary layer wind tunnels, simplified standardized product tests, and other methods of analysis. This book presents state-of-the-art results from the development of the many novel approaches being used to mitigate natural disasters around the world.

Recent Advances in Smart Materials for the Built Environment

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ISBN: 9783038973522 9783038973539 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-353-9 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Materials
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ca. 200 words; this text will present the book in all promotional forms (e.g. flyers). Please describe the book in straightforward and consumer-friendly terms.[The book deals with novel investigations concerning new materials and their applications in the built environment. The built environment of the future will implement innovative solutions for energy efficiency, self-monitoring infrastructures, and self-healing strategies, just to mention the most promising smart material technologies that will most likely assume a pivotal importance in the future. This book is a result of a very multidisciplinary effort aimed at driving the scientific progress of the constructions of the future. The works included in this book concern new materials and coatings for cultural heritage preservation, environmentally sustainable concretes and paving material components, self-healing, and durability strategies.]

Climate Change and Natural Disasters

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ISBN: 9781138567351 9781412864404 9781315081045 Year: Pages: 158 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Political Science
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The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters - the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards. What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention and controlling climate change into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it.

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