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Policy Making in an Era of Global Environmental Change

Series: Environment & Policy Volume: 6

Edited By: R E Munn, J W M Riviere and N Van Lookeren Campagne

225 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #56681 | ISBN: 0792338723
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Describes both ongoing research work in understanding climate change and the response processes that the research results are evoking in political circles.

' ... is extremely well written, easy to understand, and amasses an amazingly large volume of information. I heartily recommend 9it for those who desire a broad overview of the entire range of issues relating to global change.' Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78:6 (1997)


Editors' Foreword - Executive Summary - Preface by Sponsors - Table of contents. 1. Global Change: Both a Scientific and a Political Issue; R.E. Munn. 2. Overview of the Main International Research Programmes; J.W.M. la Riviere. 3. The International Geosphere--Biosphere Programme; P. Williamson, P. Liss. 4. Understanding the Climate System; G.A. McBean. 5. Policy Responses to Global Environmental Issues: an Introductory Overview; J.C.I. Dooge. 6. Intergovernmental Policy Responses to Global Environmental Issues; R.E. Munn, P. Timmerman. 7. Examples of Governmental Policy Responses to Global Environmental Issues; P. Timmerman, R.E. Munn. 8. Examples of Responses from Business and Industry; N. van Lookeren Campagne. Interviews with J.M.H. van Engelshoven, N.G. Ketting, H.H. van den Kroonenberg, E. van Lennep, O.H.A. van Royen and P. Winsemius by J. van Kasteren. 9. Examples of Responses from Public Interest Groups; J.W.M. la Riviere, R.E. Munn, P. Timmerman. Appendix: A1. Contact Addresses and Further Information on Authors, Supporting and Sponsoring Organisations. A2. List of Acronyms. A3. Methods for Assessing Effects of Global Change on the Biosphere and Society. A4. Instruments for Facilitating the Application of Global Change Research Results to Policy Making. A5. Inventory of Adaptation Strategies Relating to Climate Change; a Canadian Example. A6. Index.

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