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- DocumentSciDev.Net, 2003Whilst human population size and growth rate are often considered important drivers of biodiversity loss the authors of this paper argue that aggregate demographic statistics mask substantial changes in the size and number of households and, consequently , their effects on biodiversity.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2003The report makes clear that climate change presents a serious risk to poverty eradication and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. While it affects us all, the adverse impact of climate change is more severely felt by poor people and poor countries.Document
Preparing marine protected areas to survive global change: additional guidelines to address coral bleachingWorld Commission on Protected Areas, 2001This paper describes guidelines for marine protected area (MPA) design and management that take into account the significant global problem of coral bleaching.Document
Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: a preliminary analysis of unmitigated damage costsEnergy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2002What are the predicted economic impacts of climate change in South Africa? This paper attempts to provide preliminary estimates based on secondary data from the findings of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the South African Country Study on Climate Change (1999).DocumentEnergy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2002This practical guidebook is directed at smaller-scale local partners in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects – small businesses, non-governmental organisations and community based organisations – to empower them to put forward project ideas, particularly ideas with a development focus.DocumentSciDev.Net, 2002The assumption that plants can absorb excessive fossil fuel emissions containing carbon dioxide because they need the gas in order to grow is challenged in this paper.These researchers report that increased levels of carbon dioxide (when combined with the other effects of climate change) actually suppress growth rather than helping plants to flourish.DocumentNew Economics Foundation, 2002The author of this report describes and evaluates eight leading policy proposals to address climate change that are competing to succeed the Kyoto Protocol’s initial phase.DocumentInternational Livestock Research Institute, 2002Study includes a set of maps and tables that locate significant populations of poor livestock keepers, and broadly assesses how poor livestock keeping populations are likely to change over the next 3–5 decades.It concludes that: Numbers of poor (and numbers of poor livestock keepers, as far as this analysis can be taken) are greatest in South Asia (SA), particularly in the mixed irrigaDocumentInternational Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, 2002This paper provides an outline and analysis of the outcomes of the Johannesburg, 2002 world summit on sustainable development (WSSD).DocumentIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2002The authors of this paper argue that the forces of globalization ought to influence and contribute towards positive health outcomes for the poor in developing countries.