Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation
Author: Arvind Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2019-12
ISBN 10: 9780128150252
ISBN 13: 0128150254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Approaches for Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources presents a close examination of the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in managing river basins, aquifers, flood plains and their vegetation to provide water storage and flood regulation. Furthermore, the book explores improved ecosystem-based services for managing floods, conservation of water and its resources (including watersheds), avoiding water scarcity, and ensuring long-term water security planning, all in the context of sustainable development goals. This book will help scientists pave the way for easy implementation of sustainable development goals, ensuring a secure and sustainable future. Presents information in an easy-to-follow manner using tables, figures and graphs where applicable, along with case studies from all continents Provides a reference for experts to use as an authoritative source to support environmental action and regulation Delineates the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in sustainable management and in the restoration of watershed forests and wetlands

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 2831712904
ISBN 13: 9782831712901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

2014 IUCN annual report

2014 IUCN annual report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN 10: 2831717256
ISBN 13: 9782831717258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation
Author: Noralene Uy,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 1780526911
ISBN 13: 9781780526911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecosystems are often examined from a ecological perspective because of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields.

Nature-Based Solutions to 21st Century Challenges

Nature-Based Solutions to 21st Century Challenges
Author: Robert C. Brears
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 100004775X
ISBN 13: 9781000047752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a systematic review of nature-based solutions and their potential to address current environmental challenges. In the 21st century, society is faced by rapid urbanisation and population growth, degradation and loss of natural capital and associated ecosystem services, an increase in natural disaster risks, and climate change. With growing recognition of the need to work with ecosystems to resolve these issues there is now a move towards nature-based solutions, which involve utilising nature’s ecosystem to solve societal challenges while providing multiple co-benefits. This book systematically reviews nature-based solutions from a public policy angle, assessing policy developments which encourage the implementation of nature-based solutions to address societal challenges while simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. This includes enhancing sustainable urbanisation, restoring degraded ecosystems, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and reducing risks from natural disasters. While nature-based solutions can be applied strategically and equitably to help societies address a variety of climatic and non-climatic challenges, there is still a lack of understanding on how best to implement them. The book concludes by providing a best practice guide for those aiming to turn societal challenges into opportunities. This book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners and researchers involved in nature-based solutions, sustainable urban planning, environmental management, and sustainable development generally.

Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins

Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins
Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 9210571649
ISBN 13: 9789210571647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The publication intends to demonstrate and illustrate important steps and lessons learned to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It aims to compile, analyse, publish and disseminate lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins. It includes lessons learnt and good practices from the programme of pilot projects under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Tranbsboundary Watercourses and International Lakes implemented since 2010 in cooperation with partner organizations such as OSCE and UNDP in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative. It also includes lessons and examples from numerous other organizations working on water and climate change in transboundary basins, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Water Partnership and many others.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 2831712157
ISBN 13: 9782831712154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth

Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN 10: 082138127X
ISBN 13: 9780821381274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global warming and changes in climate will have severe and lasting impacts on national efforts to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development. Some of the world s poorest countries and communities are the most vulnerable and are already suffering the consequences. Yet often these countries are rich in natural capital, ecosystems, and biodiversity that can contribute to solutions as they can to climate change. Biodiversity is the foundation and mainstay of agriculture, forests, and fisheries. Biological resources provide the raw materials for livelihoods, agriculture, medicines, trade, tourism, and industry. Forests, grasslands, freshwater, and marine and other natural ecosystems provide a range of services, often not recognized in national economic accounts but vital to human welfare: regulating water flows and water quality, flood control, pollination, decontamination, carbon sequestration, soil conservation, and nutrient and hydrological cycling. Current efforts to address climate change focus mainly on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly through cleaner energy strategies, and on attempting to reduce vulnerability of the communities at risk by improving infrastructure to meet new energy and water needs. This book book sets out a compelling argument for including ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation as a third essential pillar in national strategies to address climate change. Such ecosystem-based strategies can offer cost-effective, proven and sustainable solutions contributing to, and complementing, other national and regional adaptation strategies.

Climate Sense

Climate Sense
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89110390317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book illustrates the role played by nations and organizations in providing the necessary weather and climate data and products, and describes the contributions of nations towards the implementation of global observing and information systems, research programs and intergovernmental assessments to provide policy-makers with a clear representation of the climate system, including climate variability and change.--Publisher's description.

Vision for water and nature - compilation of all project documents

Vision for water and nature - compilation of all project documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9782831705781
ISBN 13: 2831705789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mountain ecosystem services and climate change

Mountain ecosystem services and climate change
Author: Egan, Paul A.,Price, Martin F.
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN 10: 9231002252
ISBN 13: 9789231002250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rescue of Sturgeon Species in the Ural River Basin

Rescue of Sturgeon Species in the Ural River Basin
Author: Viktor Lagutov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2008-10-22
ISBN 10: 1402089244
ISBN 13: 9781402089244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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While almost every aspect of society-nature interactions can be treated as an environmental security issue, the threats to human societies originating from inadequate freshwater management constitute one of the most wi- spread and pressing problems. For thousands of years rivers and river valleys have been the cradle of human civilizations. Rivers have provided not only food and freshwater, but also shelter and means of transportation, and they are still an essential component in every national and regional economy. In turn, growing needs of human societies, accompanied by growing abilities, have caused significant river alterations and ecosystem changes that have resulted in river contamination, biodiversity loss and general riverine ecosystem degradation. The extinction of sturgeon species is one of the most eloquent examples of the negative and irreversible influence of human society on river e- systems. The sturgeon, sometimes called the “living fossil” or living “dinosaur” of the fish world, is known to have lived since the time of the dinosaurs, for at least 250 million years, and is currently on the verge of extinction solely due to anthropogenic impacts.

Riverine Ecosystem Management

Riverine Ecosystem Management
Author: Stefan Schmutz,Jan Sendzimir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 3319732501
ISBN 13: 9783319732503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided. Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this. Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.

Addressing climate change : issues and solutions from around the world

Addressing climate change : issues and solutions from around the world
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 2831712785
ISBN 13: 9782831712789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
Author: Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 1317687035
ISBN 13: 9781317687030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Rivers

Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Rivers
Author: Jamie Pittock
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-02-13
ISBN 10: 1849774536
ISBN 13: 9781849774536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate change is dramatically affecting freshwater supplies, particularly in the developing world. The papers in this volume present a powerful case for and exploration of different freshwater adaptation strategies in the face of global climatic change. The volume centres on six detailed case studies, from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, the lower Danube basin and Tanzania, written by experienced local academics and practitioners. They assess autonomous adaptation in the freshwater sector, drawing out key lessons about what motivated these societies to change, which factors led to more successful adaptation, and how interventions may best be sustained. The volume also contains a global overview of the lessons derived from these experiences. It sheds light on two key theories: that vulnerability to climate change is best reduced by reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development first, or by reducing bio-physical risks from climate change. The publication also highlights the need to ensure that access to more precise climate change impact data is not used as an excuse to delay implementation of no regrets adaptation measures.

Living Rivers: Trends and Challenges in Science and Management

Living Rivers: Trends and Challenges in Science and Management
Author: R.S.E.W. Leuven,A.M.J. Ragas,A.J.M. Smits,G.van der Velde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2007-12-20
ISBN 10: 1402053673
ISBN 13: 9781402053672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book demonstrates an integrated perspective of trends and challenges in sustainable river science and management, as presented by experts in the fields that form its foundations - ecology, economy and sociology. Their contributions integrate current knowledge of the structure, functioning and management of ‘living rivers’. Also included are data and experiences concerning the rivers Allier, Meuse, Rhine, Sava and Tagliamento in Europe and the Illinois River in the USA.

Environmental Guidance Note for Disaster Risk Reduction : Healthy Ecosystems for Human Security

Environmental Guidance Note for Disaster Risk Reduction : Healthy Ecosystems for Human Security
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 2831711649
ISBN 13: 9782831711645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction
Author: Juha I. Uitto,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 443155078X
ISBN 13: 9784431550785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction Book Review:

This book focuses on exploring the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development at the global, regional, and national levels. Disasters and development are closely related, yet the disciplinary silos prevail and there is little communication and cooperation between the disaster management, environment, and development communities. One catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, tsunami, or cyclone, can destroy infrastructure, people’s lives and livelihoods, and set back development. Similarly, slow onset disasters—often associated with global climate change—pose threats to development, livelihoods, food security, and long-term sustainable development. This book is uniquely aimed at bridging the gaps between the environmental, development, and disaster management communities. It traces the evolution of concepts and practice and highlights the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development in key sectors, including food security, health, and water. The book includes case studies from the field highlighting the complex issues that challenge sustainable development and disaster risk management in practice. It draws policy conclusions for the global community based on state-of-the art knowledge from research and practice. The primary target groups for the book are researchers, including graduate students, in the fields of environment and sustainable development, geography, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The second target group comprises practitioners and policymakers working in national and international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319560913
ISBN 13: 9783319560915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access 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. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/