Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh

Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh
Author: Salim Momtaz,Masud Shameem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 012803422X
ISBN 13: 9780128034224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regions provides a conceptual and empirical framework for understanding the vulnerability of coastal communities in Bangladesh to multiple stressors and presents the process by which rural households adapt their livelihoods. The livelihoods of the poor people in many developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to multiple shocks and stresses. The effects of climate change interacting with these livelihood disturbances further amplify human vulnerability. Future climate change is likely to aggravate this precarious situation. This book offers a solid framework for analyzing the process and components of adaptation of rural livelihoods to a changing hydro-climatic environment and presents empirical evidence of livelihood adaptation at the local level. The book creates a knowledge-base for the small island developing states (SIDS) experiencing similar socio-economic and climatic conditions. Also fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses for vulnerability reduction and adaptation to climate variability, extremes, and change. Presents an analyses-based adaptation to climate change in a holistic way that takes into account social, economic, and environmental stressors and their interrelationships Examines synergy between disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and social protection in the context of Bangladesh Provides examples of successes and failures in climate change adaptation invaluable for developing countries in similar situations Fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses

Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh

Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh
Author: Saleemul Huq,Jeffrey Chow,Adrian Fenton,Clare Stott,Julia Taub,Helena Wright
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 3030052370
ISBN 13: 9783030052379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Due to its vulnerability to a wide variety of climate change impacts, Bangladesh has become a laboratory for adaptation and resilience strategies in the developing world. The knowledge shared by experienced practitioners who have a deep understanding of the complex context of this country is an invaluable resource. The International Centre for Climate Change and Development has brought together a host of experts across multiple disciplines to provide a detailed look at Bangladesh's ongoing struggle to prepare for the inevitable threats that climate change poses. This volume presents public policy-oriented strategies across numerous sectors, including agriculture, freshwater management, forests, finance, human rights, health systems, flood control, infrastructure, solar energy, and more. Successes and shortcomings both provide useful lessons for other countries grappling with similar climate threats. This book offers the latest research findings for a wider audience. - Showcasing the wealth of experience with adaptation and resilience in Bangladesh- Drawing from expert practitioners across the numerous sectors affected by climate change- Highlighting key lessons for other Least Developed Countries.

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh
Author: Margaret Alston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 1317684869
ISBN 13: 9781317684862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bangladesh is by no means a high emitter of carbon, but it is nevertheless one of the countries most critically affected. There is a significant risk of damage to lives and livelihoods due to climate change in the form of cyclones, flooding and storm surges, and slow-onset impacts such as droughts, sea level rises and river basin erosion. Moreover, Bangladeshis are especially vulnerable as a high proportion of people live in extreme poverty. This book assesses the impact of climate change in Bangladesh, and presents the findings of a three-year, in-depth study undertaken at village level in different districts of the country. It examines national policies, contrasting them with what is actually happening at village level. It outlines the impact of climate change on livelihood strategies and health, and focuses particularly on the impact on gender relations, showing that although women have a significant role to play in helping communities cope with the effects of climate change, cultural customs and practices often work against this. The book argues for, and puts forward policy proposals for, recognising women’s active contribution and supporting gender equality as a critical strategy in global adaptation to climate challenges.

Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh

Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh
Author: Winston Yu,Mozaharul Alam,Ahmadul Hassan,Abu Saleh Khan,Alex Ruane,Cynthia Rosenzweig,David Major,James Thurlow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1136532498
ISBN 13: 9781136532498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing climate variability and change remains a key development and food security issue in Bangladesh. Despite significant investments, floods, droughts, and cyclones during the last two decades continue to cause extensive economic damage and impair livelihoods. Climate change will pose additional risks to ongoing efforts to reduce poverty. This book examines the implications of climate change on food security in Bangladesh and identifies adaptation measures in the agriculture sector using a comprehensive integrated framework. First, the most recent science available is used to characterize current climate and hydrology and its potential changes. Second, country-specific survey and biophysical data is used to derive more realistic and accurate agricultural impact functions and simulations. A range of climate risks (i.e. warmer temperatures, higher carbon dioxide concentrations, changing characteristics of floods, droughts and potential sea level rise) is considered to gain a more complete picture of potential agriculture impacts. Third, while estimating changes in production is important, economic responses may to some degree buffer against the physical losses predicted, and an assessment is made of these. Food security is dependent not only on production, but also future food requirements, income levels and commodity prices. Finally, adaptation possibilities are identified for the sector. This book is the first to combine these multiple disciplines and analytical procedures to comprehensively address these impacts. The framework will serve as a useful guide to design policy intervention strategies and investments in adaptation measures.

Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change

Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change
Author: Joseph Hanlon,Manoj Roy,David Hulme
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1783086343
ISBN 13: 9781783086344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Living in a low-lying and densely populated country on the front line of climate change, Bangladeshis are taking a lead in adapting to rising temperatures and campaigning to limit climate change. Global warming will worsen this country's existing environmental problems – causing a rise in sea level, more flooding and stronger, more damaging cyclones. Bangladeshis know what is coming, and how to respond, because they are already effectively combating environmental and social challenges. Cyclone shelters and warning systems have cut the fatality rate dramatically; new varieties of rice have raised nutrition levels; women's education has slowed population growth; land is being raised to respond to sea level rise. Bangladeshis will keep their heads above water, but at huge costs. Will the industrialised countries curb their greenhouse gas emissions and pay for the damage they have already done?

Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh

Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh
Author: Rajib Shaw,Fuad Mallick,Aminul Islam
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 4431542493
ISBN 13: 9784431542490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book outlines the climate change adaptation (CCA) actions in Bangladesh drawing examples and lessons from different projects and programs in the country. The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with the academicians from different universities undertaking higher education on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and the editors’ own knowledge and experience in the field. The book has four parts. Part I gives the details of climate change impacts, providing the scenarios, negotiations, and specific impacts on sea-level rise and the health sectors. Part II focuses on climate change strategy and action plans. Part III covers socio-economic impacts in terms of economic and environmental costs. Part IV focuses on adaptive actions for agriculture, livelihoods, and integrated approaches in agriculture and fisheries. Part V deals with climate-change governance issues. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making.

Bangladesh II Climate Change Impacts Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries

Bangladesh II  Climate Change Impacts  Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries
Author: Md. Nazrul Islam,André van Amstel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 3030719502
ISBN 13: 9783030719500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume aims to develop a framework for disaster and climate risk resilient livelihood system in Bangladesh using a policy oriented approach. It highlights the possible impacts of climate change on groundwater based irrigation in the country. Climate change is one of biggest challenges to society. It can lead to serious impacts on production, life and environment on a global scale. Higher temperatures and sea level rise will cause flooding and water salinity problems which will bring about negative effects on agriculture and high risks to industry and socio-economic systems in the future. Climate change will lead to many changes in global development and security especially energy, water, food, society, job, diplomacy, culture, economy and trade. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate change as: “Any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity.” Global climate change has emerged as a key issue in both political and economic arenas. It is an increasingly questioned phenomenon, and progressive national governments around the world have started taking action to respond to these environmental concerns.

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy
Author: Thomas Walker,Sherif Goubran,Northrop Sprung-Much
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN 10: 1119402557
ISBN 13: 9781119402558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AFFECTS BUSINESS, THE ECONOMY, AND YOUR LIFE WITH THIS ESSENTIAL RESOURCE Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective offers readers a comprehensive examination of the ever-broadening scope and impact of environmental policy, law, and regulation. Editors Thomas Walker, Northrop Sprung-Much, and Sherif Goubran walk readers through a variety of subjects while maintaining a global perspective on the expanding role of environmental law. This book takes a pragmatic and practical approach to its subject matter, showing readers the real impact across the world of different kinds of environmental policy. Among other topics, Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective tackles: Climate change legislation Water conservation and pricing Biodiversity of the marine environment Wildlife ranching Emission trading schemes Green job strategies Sustainable investing Written for undergraduate and graduate students in any field affected by environmental legislation and policy, this book also belongs on the shelves of anyone who seeks to better understand the increasingly important role of environmental policy on their business and life.

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability
Author: Ahsan Uddin Ahmed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D027770093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh

Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh
Author: Sajal Roy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-10-03
ISBN 10: 100043060X
ISBN 13: 9781000430608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Globally climate-induced disasters have been impacting marginalised communities’ lives, livelihood and gendered relations. This book explores the effects of Cyclone Aila (as a result of climate change) in 2009 on the rural livelihoods and gendered relations of two ethnically distinct forest communities – Munda, an indigenous group, and Shora, a Muslim group – dwelling near the Sundarbans Forest in Bangladesh. Examining the cyclone’s medium- to long-term impacts on livelihoods and comparative aspects of gendered relations between these two contrasting communities, this book addresses a gap in current critical development studies. It adopts an ethnographic research design and analyses the alterations to livelihood activities and reconfiguration of gender relations within the Munda and Shora communities since 2009. The study primarily contends that post-Aila, livelihoods and gendered relations have been substantially transformed in both communities, making the case that the improvement of local infrastructure, as an important part of the geographical location, has noticeably progressed the living conditions and livelihoods of some members of the Munda and Shora communities. Connecting climate-induced changes with the construction and alteration of gendered livelihood patterns, the book will be of interest to a wide range of academics in the fields of Asian Studies, Sociology of Environment, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Gender and Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Disaster Management and Forestry and Environmental Science.

Loss and Damage From Climate Change

Loss and Damage From Climate Change
Author: Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer,Swenja Surminski,Laurens M Bouwer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781013271984
ISBN 13: 101327198X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. Written by leading researchers and practitioners, it identifies practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the discourse and climate negotiations. With climate-related risks on the rise and impacts being felt around the globe has come the recognition that climate mitigation and adaptation may not be enough to manage the effects from anthropogenic climate change. This recognition led to the creation of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage in 2013, a climate policy mechanism dedicated to dealing with climate-related effects in highly vulnerable countries that face severe constraints and limits to adaptation. Endorsed in 2015 by the Paris Agreement and effectively considered a third pillar of international climate policy, debate and research on Loss and Damage continues to gain enormous traction. Yet, concepts, methods and tools as well as directions for policy and implementation have remained contested and vague. Suitable for researchers, policy-advisors, practitioners and the interested public, the book furthermore: - discusses the political, legal, economic and institutional dimensions of the issue - highlights normative questions central to the discourse - provides a focus on climate risks and climate risk management. - presents salient case studies from around the world.; First comprehensive stocktaking exercise highlighting the state of the art of research, political debate and policy options on loss and damage and the debate on risks "beyond adaptation" Articulates principles and definitions of loss and damage, and highlights ethical and normative issues central to the discourse Identifies practical and evidence-based policy and implementation options for its operationalization This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate

Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate
Author: Susmita Dasgupta,Asif Zaman,Subhendu Roy,Mainul Huq,Sarwar Jahan,Ainun Nishat
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 1464807124
ISBN 13: 9781464807121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, is an urban hotspot for climate risks. Located in central Bangladesh on the lower reaches of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, the city faces the recurring phenomena of urban flooding and waterlogging following intense rainfall nearly every year. As a low-elevation city with a tropical monsoon climate, Dhaka has a long history of river flooding as a natural hazard. Recent major floods have been worse in terms of depth and extent of inundation and duration, especially in fringe areas, where many of the city’s poor reside. Rapid, unplanned urbanization and the gradual filling up of low-lying flood plains, rivers, canals, and other water bodies traditionally used to drain or retain water during rainfall have exacerbated the problem. A growing concern is that, in a changing climate, characterized by heavier and more erratic rainfall in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Basin during the monsoon season, the situation may worsen.

Climate Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh

Climate  Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh
Author: Max Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1315297434
ISBN 13: 9781315297439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The apocalyptic visions of climate change that are projected in the media often involve extreme weather events, disasters and mass migration of poor people. This book takes a critical look at this notion, drawing on research in Bangladesh, a country located at the heart of debates on climate change and migration. This book argues that rather than leading to dramatic events, climatic and environmental impacts often cause incremental changes in people’s habitats and livelihoods, making them migrate in search of better places and income. With or without climate change, climatic and environmental factors can impoverish people, and drive displacement and migration, especially in the global South. These influences, including disasters, need not necessarily make people move, but instead sometimes trap the poorest and the most vulnerable people in their places exposed to hazards or make them migrate to even riskier places, such as crowded and flood-prone urban slums. This book argues that restrictions placed on people’s mobility options could increase their vulnerability and favours proactive migration policies. This timely contribution explains the climate-hazard-migration nexus in an accessible, engaging language for students of geography, development studies, politics and environmental studies, as well as humanitarian and development practitioners and policymakers.

Adapting to Climate Change in Bangladesh

Adapting to Climate Change in Bangladesh
Author: Anika Ali,Mrinal Sircar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:931679033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the event of global climate change, agriculture will be one of the worst-hit sectors in Bangladesh. Increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting polar ice caps result in land submergence, salinity intrusion, drought, and so on all of which drastically impact agricultural productivity and therefore food security and the livelihoods of millions of people in the affected regions. Bangladesh, a low-lying deltaic country, is predicted by the international community of experts to be one of the first countries to be affected, and it has already been experiencing serious impacts of climate change. Agriculture in particular is one of the worst-hit sectors. This smart lesson describes the experience of the agribusiness advisory team in Bangladesh, based on a project focused on climate change adaptation and building resilience of the resource-poor farmers.

Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries LDCs

Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries  LDCs
Author: Saleemul Huq
Publsiher: IIED
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 1843694174
ISBN 13: 9781843694175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia

Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN 10: 9292545116
ISBN 13: 9789292545116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This report synthesizes the results of country and sector studies on the economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions on climate change in the Asian Development Bank's six South Asia developing members, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study takes into account the different scenarios and impacts projected across vulnerable sectors and estimates the total economic loss throughout the 21st century and amount of funding required for adaptation measures to avert such potential losses. It is envisioned to strengthen decision-making capacities and improve understanding of the economics of climate change for the countries in South Asia.

The Lived Experience of Climate Change

The Lived Experience of Climate Change
Author: Dina Abbott,Gordon Wilson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN 10: 3319179454
ISBN 13: 9783319179452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the idea that daily lived experiences of climate change are a crucial missing link in our knowledge that contrasts with scientific understandings of this global problem. It argues that both kinds of knowledge are limiting: the sciences by their disciplines and lived experiences by the boundaries of everyday lives. Therefore each group needs to engage the other in order to enrich and expand understanding of climate change and what to do about it. Complemented by a rich collection of examples and case studies, this book proposes a novel way of generating and analysing knowledge about climate change and how it may be used. The reader is introduced to new insights where the book: • Provides a framework that explains the variety of simultaneous, co-existing and often contradictory perspectives on climate change. • Reclaims everyday experiential knowledge as crucial for meeting global challenges such as climate change. • Overcomes the science-citizen dichotomy and leads to new ways of examining public engagement with science. Scientists are also human beings with lived experiences that filter their scientific findings into knowledge and actions. • Develops a ‘public action theory of knowledge’ as a tool for exploring how decisions on climate policy and intervention are reached and enacted. While scientists (physical and social) seek to explain climate change and its impacts, millions of people throughout the world experience it personally in their daily lives. The experience might be bad, as during extreme weather, engender hostility when governments attempt mitigation, and sometimes it is benign. This book seeks to understand the complex, often contradictory knowledge dynamics that inform the climate change debate, and is written clearly for a broad audience including lecturers, students, practitioners and activists, indeed anyone who wishes to gain further insight into this far-reaching issue.

Shock Waves

Shock Waves
Author: Stephane Hallegatte,Mook Bangalore,Laura Bonzanigo,Marianne Fay,Tamaro Kane,Ulf Narloch,Julie Rozenberg,David Treguer,Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 1464806748
ISBN 13: 9781464806742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together. It examines the potential impact of climate change and climate policies on poverty reduction. It also provides guidance on how to create a “win-win†? situation so that climate change policies contribute to poverty reduction and poverty-reduction policies contribute to climate change mitigation and resilience building. The key finding of the report is that climate change represents a significant obstacle to the sustained eradication of poverty, but future impacts on poverty are determined by policy choices: rapid, inclusive, and climate-informed development can prevent most short-term impacts whereas immediate pro-poor, emissions-reduction policies can drastically limit long-term ones.

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780521634557
ISBN 13: 0521634555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health
Author: A. J. McMichael,D. H. Campbell-Lendrum,C. F. Corvalan,K. L. Ebi,A. Githeko,J. D. Scheraga,A. Woodward
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789241562485
ISBN 13: 924156248X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.