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    Rolling out climate change policy lessons

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The 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.
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    Learning to live with natural disasters: roadmap to a safer world?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Can 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?
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    Greening business. Can firms take responsibility for the environment?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Business 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.
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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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    Global problems, global solutions: why we need a UN Economic and Social Security Council

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    International 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?
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    Collision course: free trade’s free ride on the global climate

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Economic 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.
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    Measuring the haze: quantifying environmental and health impacts of urban energy use

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The urban poor suffer disproportionately from the effects of air pollution. Could changes in patterns of urban and domestic energy use reduce outdoor and indoor air pollution? How can recent advances in environmental economics contribute to pro-poor cost-benefit analysis of options to tackle the growing problem of foul air?
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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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    Air of mystery: health benefits of cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The long-term consequences of global warming associated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are under discussion world-wide. The impact on public health, however, is often classed as a side effect. Should public health carry greater weight in climate- related policy-making? What are the potential short-term health benefits of GHG reduction?
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    The rise of the environmental refugee: nightmare in the making?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Is environmental degradation set to create new waves of displaced people seeking asylum in the north? Will refugee camps and shantytowns foster civil disorder, pandemics and political extremism to threaten the interests of the developed world? Or is the concept of ‘environmental refugee’ a dangerous distraction from central issues of development and conflict resolution?

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