Searching with a thematic focus on Water in climate change, Climate change, Environment
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- DocumentWWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2005This paper exposes the rate of retreat of Himalayan glaciers accelerating as global warming increases. The report states that glaciers in the region are now receding at an average rate of 10-15 metres per year. There are several problems associated with retreating glaciers that need to be understood in order to proceed to the next stage of quantifying research and mitigating disaster.Document
Comprehensive environmental projects: linking adaptation to climate change, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation and water managementCentre for Development Cooperation Services, Free University, Amsterdam, 2004This report presents an analysis of the synergies between environmental policies and the development of comprehensive environmental projects.Document
Effects of climate change on agriculture and environment in the semi-arid tropics, with Senegal as an exampleNorth/South Priority Research Area, University of Copenhagen, 2003The effects of climate change are likely to be greater in tropical and subtropical developing countries, owing to the greater importance of the primary sector in these countries in terms of contribution to GNP. Many African nations will therefore be largely affected by global climate change.This paper focuses on Senegal, detailing the effects and possible outcomes of climate change.DocumentEldis Document Store, 2003This paper reports on a United Nations conference held in Norway, November 2003, in support of the 12th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002Why is water a rapidly diminishing resource in many parts of the world? How do social and economic processes effect water supplies? What is the relationship between environmental factors and socio-economic processes? Research from the University of Hull examines the links between population density, forest removal, land degradation and water scarcity in Barbados, Antigua and St. Vincent.DocumentInternational Coral Reef Action Network, 2003Estimates in this report state that coral reefs provide each year nearly US$ 30 billion in net benefits in goods and services to world economies, including, tourism, fisheries and coastal protection. Yet, according to this report, coral reefs are under heavy pressure. Already, 27% is permanently lost and with current trends, a further 30% is at risk of being lost in the coming thirty years.