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    Investigating the impacts of climate change on Chinese agriculture

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK, 2004
    This paper reports on a regional climate change model developed to predict the impacts of climate change of Chinese agriculture. The model, developed by the UK’s Hadley Centre for Climate Change Predication and Research, took into account climate and soil variables, and the influence of higher atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide on plant metabolism.
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    Effects of climate change on agriculture and environment in the semi-arid tropics, with Senegal as an example

    North/South Priority Research Area, University of Copenhagen, 2003
    The 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.
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    Climate change in Latin America: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2001
    This paper discusses the possible implications of climate change in Latin America.
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    Climate change in Asia: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2001
    This paper discusses the possible implications of climate change in Asia. The paper focuses on a number of variables that will be affected by climate change, including, water resources, the El Nino, ecosystems, coastal resources, human health, agriculture and overall vulnerability.
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    Water for the poorest

    Eldis Document Store, 2003
    This paper reports on a United Nations conference held in Norway, November 2003, in support of the 12th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development.
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    Alleviate or adapt? How can the south prepare for climate change?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The least developed countries (LDCs) may be contributing the least to emission of greenhouse gases but they are the most vulnerable to climate change. Can national development policies include adaptation to the anticipated unfavourable impacts of climate change? What lessons can be learnt from LDCs that have begun planning their long- term adaptive capacity?
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    Water supply and demand: how to meet the need for ever scarcer water supplies

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Why 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.
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    Risks of disaster: the great reversal of human progress?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Do global warming and bad development suggest a historical reversal of human progress? Is the development community failing to grasp the links between global warming, natural disasters and unsustainable development? Is conventional economic development undermining the markets of developing countries and reducing their capacities to cope with climate change?
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    The economics of worldwide coral reef degradation

    International Coral Reef Action Network, 2003
    Estimates 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.

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