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Toward Global Planning of Sustainable Use of the Earth: Development of Global Eco-Engineering


Edited By: S Murai


Hardback | Dec 1995 | #47327 | ISBN: 0444819045
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A collection of contributions based on lectures presented at the 8th Toyota Conference, Mikkabi, Japan, November 1994. This volume is intended to promote further research towards the development of global eco-engineering which is seeking improvement of human welfare, based on the sustainable utilisation of global environmental resources and preservation of global ecosystems.


Part 1 Global monitoring: development of global eco-engineering using remote sensing and geo-information systems, S. Murai; satellite remote sensing studies of desertification and deforestration - actual findings vs. assumed situations, C.J. Tucker; remote sensing for biosphere modelling and monitoring, D.G. Dye and S. Goward. Part 2 Spatial databases for global environmental issues: spatial databases for global environmental issues, M.F. Goodchild. Part 3 Global modelling ecosystems: determining emissions of carbon from land - a global strategy, R.A. Houghton; global potential natural vegetation - dynamic benchmark in the era of disruption, E.O. Box; a simulation study of grassland carbon dynamics as influenced by atmospheric CO2 concentration, T. Oikawa. Part 4 Climate systems: predicting natural and anthropogenic climate changes, T. Matsuno. Part 5 Biogeochemical cycling: human influences on the global nitrogen budget and their implications for the global carbon budget, J.M. Melillo; carbon dynamics model for terrestrial ecosystems, M. Suzuki and N. Goto. Part 6 Integration of natural and social science models: asian-pacific integrated model for evaluating policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming impacts, M. Kainuma et al. Part 7 Economic analysis for global environmental issues: valuing climate change - an economic assessment of global warming impacts, S. Fankhauser; economic interdependence and eco-balance - accounting for the flow of environmental loads associated with trade, H. Imura and Y. Moriguchi. Part 8 A framework of global ecoplanning and management: thoughts on the conference "breakthrough" and comments on - seawater irrigation of desert coast as a global eco-technology for food bio-fuel production and community nuclei, while balancing the atmospheric carbon cycle for sustained economic growth, C.N. Hodges; environmental monitoring and conservation by wise use, P. Muller; restoration of biodiversity in urban and peri-urban environments with native forests, A. Miyawaki. Part 9 Urban planning and management - a global perspective: relief of impacts of urban activities on global environment, K. Hanaki and T. Ichinose; eco-sound technologies for the urban planning and management, H. Shimizu. Part 10 Global environmental resources management - a global perspective: global planning for the sustainable use of the earth based on land suitability analysis, R. Shibasaki et al. Part 11 Environmental ethics and education in the global age: environmental ethics might change the ego-society to eco-sound-society, M. Naito; the role of traditional management systems and local knowledge in planning environmental and natural resources management in the global age, K. Ruddle. Part 12 Global policies: beginning the transition to a sustainable global transportation system, J.J. MacKenzie; it is too late to achieve sustainable development, now let us strive for survivable development, D.L. Meadows.

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