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- Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002How does trade impact on the environment? Why do many southern governments regard environmental protection as a low priority? Are they justified in thinking that pressures to clean up their environmental act are part of a deceitful northern trade protectionism agenda? Could the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) have benefits for the south?Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002In 1974, the Sahel was gripped by famine. The world suddenly saw evidence of an ecological crisis in the Sahel which has continued until the present day. When news of the famine broke, it triggered a huge mobilisation of aid resources and international goodwill. But it also marked the start of a marathon scientific debate about the main cause of the region's troubles.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002Agricultural production in the Sahel needs to exceed population growth to improve the region's food security. But per capita food production has hardly improved and in some parts of the Sahel has even declined. This shortfall is explained to a large extent by the availability of natural resources.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002How can energy development be made sustainable? What affect does income distribution have on environmental degradation resulting from energy use? How different are the impacts of energy use at local, national and global levels and who is responsible for them?Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002The 1990s witnessed unprecedented mobilisation of scientific assessments and models of climate change for consumption by policymakers, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As a result, debate over whether humans are influencing the global climate has moved on to what the impacts will be and how people should respond.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002Can we imagine a world in which earthquakes shake buildings but not economies, in which cyclones bring drama but not tragedy and in which floods drench landscapes without washing away hope? Can more be done to lessen the effects of volcanoes, fires, hurricanes, tsunamis (huge waves), landslides and technological accidents?Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002Business is now expected to take a leading role in environmental responsibility. Responsibilities can be ascribed to business, but how far are managers aware of environmental issues? Do they have the skills to solve specific environmental problems? Research led by the University of Leeds asks how business people in the UK, France and Germany frame environmental issues in a commercial context.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.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002International inequality, worldwide climate change, the drug trade, increased migration – the list of issues for which global action is needed keeps growing. Yet despite the large number of international institutions, there are none that can effectively deal with these problems. Is a new international body the answer?Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002Economic activity can cause environmental degradation, it is clear. But just how great is the impact of international trade on the global environment? This study focuses on the extent to which the transportation of goods around the world increases greenhouse gases and leads directly to climate change.