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Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands
A Book

by Chandrakasan Sivaperuman,A. Velmurugan,Awnindra Kumar Singh,I. Jaisankar

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2018-04-05
  • Pages : 805
  • ISBN : 0128130652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands provides comprehensive information on climate change, biodiversity, possible impacts, adaptation measures and policy challenges to help users rehabilitate and preserve the natural resources of tropical islands. While biodiversity and climate change of tropical islands has previously received less attention, it is ironically one of the most vulnerable regions in this regard. The core content of the work derives largely from the ideas and research output from various reputed scientists and experts who have recorded climate change impacts on aquatic and coastal life in tropical regions. Contributors have direct working experience with the tribes in some of the tropical islands. All of their expertise and information is compiled and presented in the work, including coverage related to climate change. This work highlights the ever-growing need to develop and apply strategies that optimize the use of natural resources, both on land and in water and judicious use of biodiversity. It functions as a critical resource on tropical island biodiversity for researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers in a variety of related disciplines. Covers a huge range of biodiversity documentation, conservation measures and strategies that can be applied to various sectors, from forests to agriculture Brings together expertise from researchers in the area who have direct experience in the regions described Contains a wealth of field research related to biodiversity conservation and its applications from a variety of tropical islands

Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific

Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific
A Book

by Lalit Kumar

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-01-31
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 3030328783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited volume addresses the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands, and presents databases and indexes for assessing and adapting to island vulnerabilities. By analyzing susceptibility variables, developing comprehensive vulnerability indexes, and applying GIS techniques, the book's authors demonstrate the particular issues presented by climate change in the islands of the Pacific region, and how these issues may be managed to preserve and improve biodiversity and human livelihoods. The book first introduces the issues specific to island communities, such as high emissions impacts, and discusses the importance of the lithological traits of Pacific islands and how these physical factors relate to climate change impacts. From here, the book aims to analyze the various vulnerabilities of different island sectors, and to formulate a susceptibility index from these variables to be used by government and planning agencies for relief prioritization. Such variables include tropical cyclones, built infrastructures, proximity to coastal areas, agriculture, fisheries and marine resources, groundwater availability, biodiversity, and economic impacts on industries such as tourism. Through the categorization and indexing of these variables, human and physical adaptation measures are proposed, and support solutions are offered to aid the inhabitants of affected island countries. This book is intended for policy makers, academics, and climate change researchers, particularly those dealing with climate change impacts on small islands.

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 2831713153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pacific Island Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Climate Change Adaptation

Pacific Island Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Climate Change Adaptation
Building on Nature's Resilience

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States

Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States
A Book

by Martin J. Bush

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2018-01-29
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1119132843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking synthesis of climate change adaptation strategies for small island states, globally A wide ranging, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary study, this is the first book that focuses on the challenges posed by climate change impacts on the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). While most of the current literature on the subject deals with specific regions, this book analyses the impacts of climate change across the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean, and the African and Indian Ocean regions in order to identify and tackle the real issues faced by all the small island States. As the global effects of climate change become increasingly evident and urgent, it is clear that the impact on small islands is going to be particularly severe. These island countries are especially vulnerable to rising sea levels, hurricanes and cyclones, frequent droughts, and the disruption of agriculture, fisheries and vital ecosystems. On many small islands, the migration of vulnerable communities to higher ground has already begun. Food security is an increasingly pressing issue. Hundreds of thousands of islanders are at risk. Marine ecosystems are threatened by acidification and higher seawater temperatures leading to increased pressure on fisheries—still an important source of food for many island communities. The small island developing States emit only small amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Yet many SIDS governments are allocating scarce financial and human resources in an effort to further reduce their emissions. This is a mistake. Rather than focus on mitigation (i.e., the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States concentrates on adaptation. The author assesses the immediate and future impacts of climate change on small islands, and identifies a range of proven, cost-effective adaptation strategies. The book: Focuses on the challenges of climate change faced by all of the world’s small island developing States; Provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research into the most likely environment impacts; Uses numerous case studies to describe proven, practical, and cost-effective policies, including disaster management strategies—which can be developed and implemented by the SIDS; Takes a unique, multidisciplinary approach, making it of particular interest to specialists in a variety of disciplines, including both earth sciences and life sciences. This book is a valuable resource for all professionals and students studying climate change and its impacts. It is also essential reading for government officials and the ministries of the 51 small island developing States, as well as the signatories to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Biodiversity Characterisation at Landscape Level in North-West India and Lakshadweep Islands Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

Biodiversity Characterisation at Landscape Level in North-West India and Lakshadweep Islands Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prioritisation for Adaptation in Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Prioritisation for Adaptation in Tropical Forest Ecosystems
A Book

by Johnson Nkem

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under natural resource ecosystems shared across communities and nations, the distribution among stakeholders of risks and vulnerability to climate change is likely to be uneven on account of the nature of their stakes in the ecosystems, the degree of their dependence and the extent of degradation of the natural resources. Striving for a common adaptation strategy that safeguards the shared forest ecosystems and balances the interests of the multiple stakeholders would require a framework that encourages sharing and redistribution of ecosystem benefits and sharing of the potential climate risks and impacts on forests and stakeholders, taking into account the vulnerabilities of both ecosystems and people. This will constitute an important first step in reducing the burden of climate change on the weak and most vulnerable. Such a framework would also guide the decision making process, aid in redefining future activities especially when the risk situation changes, and help connect adaptation to sustainable national and regional development programs through prioritization of possible adaptation activities. This paper uses the experiences gained under the Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation project of the Center for International Forest Research across three continents to propose a priority-setting process with active participation of multiple stakeholders in tropical ecosystems in developing countries perceived in their judgment to be crucial for adaptation to climate change. By attributing values to forest ecosystem goods and services for all stakeholders, prioritization represents a common position by multiple stakeholders linking their interests and practices for a common purpose.

Tourism and Development in Tropical Islands

Tourism and Development in Tropical Islands
Political Ecology Perspectives

by Stefan Gössling

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study addresses the interplay between tourism development and local environments on tropical islands. The book is written from the perspective of a political ecologist.

Islands Business Pacific

Islands Business Pacific
I.B. Pacific

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caribbean Sea/ Small Islands

Caribbean Sea/ Small Islands
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Small Islands sub-system of the Caribbean Sea region - an area particularly vulnerable to human activities owing to the fragility of the island ecosystems and their limited carrying capacities. Habitat and community modification, as a result of anthropogenic pressures, was found to cause the most severe transboundary environmental and socio-economic impacts in the sub-system. The governments regard rapid economic growth as a priority, which they have failed to balance with the conservation and protection of important ecosystems. The Causal chain analysis discusses the root causes of habitat and community modification by investigating the cause-effect pathways of the concern. Policy options are proposed that aim to provide solutions to these fundamental issues, in order to enhance the management of the region's aquatic environment.--Publisher's description.

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region: Population, development, and conservation priorities

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region: Population, development, and conservation priorities
A Book

by James E. Maragos

  • Publisher : Pacific Science Assn
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780866381840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and Climate Change
Reports and Guidance Developed Under the Bern Convention

by Council of Europe

  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes six expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive. This publication reproduces the full text of Recommendation 135 (2008) on addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in November 2008, which stresses the urgent need to tackle the impact of climate change on biological diversity and on its conservation. With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner.

Climate Research

Climate Research
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interactions of climate with organisms, ecosystems, and human societies.

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity in Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity in Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the Weather and the Rising Tide

Under the Weather and the Rising Tide
Adapting to a Changing Climate in Asia and the Pacific

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many countries of Asia and the Pacific are at great risk from the anticipated impacts of human induced climate change. Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of natural disasters such as tropical storms and severe droughts and floods. It will also lead to sea level rise and coastal inundation, precipitate more forest fires, increase environmental stressors on crop production and aquaculture as well as the incidence of heat-related and infectious diseases. In this context, climate impacts may undermine the attainment of long-term development goals in many countries, and it is likely that the poorest people in the poorest countries will suffer most. Describes a number of adaptation strategies and actions being pursued by ADB, its country partners, and the international community. These strategies and actions reflect several important adaptation considerations for developing member countries, such as: country ownership, partnership synergies, integrating disaster risk reduction and climate risk management, and a no-regret approach. Also highlights emerging trends in climate adaptation strategies, including the blending of mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk management and climate adaptation synergies, community adaptation tools, and applied downscaled modeling.

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Regional Aspects

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Regional Aspects
A Book

by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-12-29
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN : 1107058163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Climate Change Implications and Adaptation Strategies for the Indo-Pacific Island Nations

Climate Change Implications and Adaptation Strategies for the Indo-Pacific Island Nations
Workshop Proceedings

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adaptations of Forests and the Forest Sector to Climate Change

Adaptations of Forests and the Forest Sector to Climate Change
Preparatory Study

by Michael Kleine,Geoffrey Roberts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoirs of the Queensland Museum

Memoirs of the Queensland Museum
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector
Frameworks, Tools and Practices

by United Nations Environment Programme. Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch

  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With its close connections to the environment and climate itself, tourism is considered to be a vulnerable and highly climate-sensitive economic sector, similar to agriculture, insurance, energy, and transportation. At the same time, tourism is a contributor to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, including emissions from transport, accommodation and activities. In 2005, tourism's contribution to GHG emissions was estimated to be approximately 5%. According to the Davos Declaration on climate Change and Tourism the sector has to 'rapidly respond to climate change, within the evolving UN framework and progressively reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, if it is to grow in a sustainable way'. In response to this challenge this publication is designed to provide a pragmatic platform to strengthen the capacity of professionals to understand and respond effectively to the global challenges of climate change in tourism destinations. It is the result of the ongoing cooperation between UNEP, UNWTO and WMO in the context of the wider UN response to climate change. The publication presents an overview of the current science and policy of climate change, followed by self-guidance material on mitigation and adaptation, exploring tools, methods and techniques associated with the management of climate change in tourism. It also identifies examples of good practice from which stakeholders might learn in order to develop their own capacities for implementing climate change strategies.