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- DocumentStockholm Environment Institute, 2012This report examines the potential impact of low carbon electricity generation technologies on water resources and how these water considerations might shape renewable generation choices. The report argues that water requirements for power generation depend on generation technology, type of cooling technology used in thermoelectric power generation and electricity demand itself.OrganisationDocument
Weather and climate extremes in a changing climate - regions of focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific islandsUS Climate Change Science Program, 2008Climate change is expected to precipitate an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. In light of these predictions, small island developing states (SIDS) are especially vulnerable given their physical and financial constraints.This report begins by explaining what extreme weather events are and how and why they affect the societies mentioned in the title.DocumentThe Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2010As the global climate warms due to increasing greenhouse gases, the regional climate of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region will also change. This study presents the latest estimates of the expected changes in temperature, precipitation, tropical cyclone activity and sea level.DocumentForest Carbon Asia, 2012In December 2011 at the international climate change negotiations at COP17 in Durban, there were further developments on the proposed REDD+ mechanism to reduce forest-based emissions and enhance forest carbon sinks. Various countries have initiated forest-related emission reduction and offsetting schemes within the last year.Document2012This eport produced by SEI and commissioned by King County, Wash. (USA) makes useful contributions to local-level efforts to reduce carbon emissions.DocumentProceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2010Ecological 'surprises' are defined as unexpected findings about the natural environment which, due to the uncertainty associated with climate change, are likely to increase in the future.DocumentScience Direct, 2011This paper discusses the competition for land resources and the issue of land-use change due to the rising demand for food and energy, specifically for the transport sector. The linkages between land, food, and energy become particularly complex within the context of climate change.Document2011Drawing a parallel with the stabilisation wedges introduced by Pacala and Socolow for greenhouse gases, this paper presents the concept of adaptation wedges. In the authors’ proposed framework, the damage avoided by each adaptation activity creates an 'adaptation wedge' relative to the loss that would occur without that adaptation activity.Document
Promoting health and well-being by managing for social–ecological resilience: the potential of integrating ecohealth and water resources management approachesEcology and Society, 2011This paper combines insights from the field of eco-health (which advocates human health and well-being as an important outcome of effective ecosystem management) with those from integrated watershed management (which promotes watersheds as appropriate units for managing ecosystems).