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About this book
About this book
Global Warming and Climate Change is centred on the comparison of policies implemented in Asia and Europe for dealing with the principal consequences of climate change, and its possible impacts on conflicts and security. The book explores the impacts of global warming and climate change on natural resources, particularly water and food; and on the frequency and expansion of natural disasters. It looks at the critical repercussions that can be foreseen on environmentally-induced migration as a consequence of these issues.
The book explains the Asian and European policies of mitigation and adaptation, as crucial elements of conflict prevention. It presents the asymmetries that exist between Asia and Europe in terms of conflict prevention, and the implications of climate change for human security and the security of states.
Introduction; A.Marquina IPCC Assessment Reports : Challenges Presented; A.Yabar PART I: WATER AND FOOD Water Availability and Policies in Asia; M.Mustafa Prospects for Water Availability in Europe and Spain; T.Estrela & E.Vargas Climate Change: Implications on Agriculture and Food Security in the Short-Medium Term; T.Lindemann PART II: NATURAL DISASTERS A European Mechanism to Address Natural Disasters; K.Ifantis Japan and Natural Disasters; H.Hayashi China and Natural Disasters: Prospects and Policies; L.Tianhong India and Natural Disasters; P.R.Chari Vietnam and Policies to Manage Natural Disasters; L.T.Duong Cooperation for Natural Disasters and Special Units: The Emergency Military Unit (UME); J.M.G.Requena PART III: ENVIRONMENTALLY-INDUCED MIGRATION From a Socio-Economic Approach to Migration to the Inclusion of Environmentally-Induced Migration in the Mediterranean; A.Marquina Global Warming, Climate Change and Human Security: Prospects for Forced Migration in East Asia; C.Hernandez PART IV: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION POLICIES EU and Germany's Policies on Climate Change; F.Umbach The Nuclear Energy Debate and Emissions Reduction: The Italian Case; M.De Leonardis EU Policies for Renewable Energies; J.de Quinto & J.Lopez Adaptation to Climate Change in the EU: The Spanish Case; A.G.Teira China's Emissions Reduction Policy: Problems and Prospects; M.Meidan Energy Efficiency in China; S.Dan Japan Policy for Energy and Emissions Reduction and Foreign Aid; S.Sudo Coping with Climate Change: A Korean Perspective; J.Lee India's Energy and Climate Concerns: The Inter-Linkages, Constraints and Policy Choices; D.Sharma Climate Change and Human Security in Southeast Asia: Issues and Challenges; M.Caballero-Anthony Climate Change Awareness and Responses: Some Initiatives and Responses from Malaysia; M.bin Mokhtar Thailand Environmental Policies: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change and Implications for Human Security; K.Kraisoraphong Climate Change and Human Security in the Philippines: Government Policies, Assessments and Public Opinion; P.Bennagen PART V: CONCLUSIONS The Politics of East Asia's Environmental Crisis: The Coming Environmental Authoritarianism; M.Beeson Environmental Challenges, Conflict Prevention and Human Security; A.Marquina
ANTONIO MARQUINA is Chair in International Security and Cooperation, Complutense University, Spain.