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Perspectives on Global Change: The TARGETS Approach

Edited By: Jan Rotmans and Bert de Vries

432 pages, 30 col plates, 145 line illus, 39 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Oct 1997 | #69238 | ISBN: 0521621763
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Describes the structure, assumptions, philosophy and innovative results of an advanced global integrated assessment model, TARGETS, which brings together a wide range of disciplines in science and social science.

'The book will be of interest to a wide audience ranging from policy makers to students of all aspect of global change.' I. Colbeck, Water, Air and Soil Pollution


1. Global change and sustainable development Rotmans, van Asselt, de Vries; 2. Concepts Rotmans, van Asselt, de Vries; 3. The TARGETS model Rotmans et al.; 4. The population and health submodel Niessen and Hilderink; 5. The energy submodel: TIME de Vries and Janssen; 6. The water submodel: AQUA Hoekstra; 7. The land and food submodel: TERRA Strengers, den Elzen and Koster; 8. The biogeochemical submodel: CYCLES den Elzen et al.; 9. Indicators for sustainable development Rotmans; 10. Uncertainties in perspective van Asselt and Rotmans; 11. Towards an integrated assessment of global change Rotmans et al.; 12. Population and health in perspective Hilderink and van Asselt; 13. Energy systems in transition de Vries, Beusen and Janssen; 14. Water in crisis Hoekstra et al.; 15. Food for the future Strengers et al.; 16. Human disturbance of the global biogeochemical cycles den Elzen; 17. The larger picture: Utopian futures de Vries; 18. Uncertainty and risk: Dystopian futures de Vries; 19. Global change: fresh insights, no simple answers de Vries et al.; References; Index.

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