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- Document2003This is an outline document of the options available to the UK government in ensuring that the aviation industry is encouraged to take account of, and where appropriate reduce, its contribution to global warming, local air and noise pollution.The report states that the government's objectives for aviation include sustainability and the polluter pays principle.DocumentCarbon Disclosure Project, 2003This paper examines the increasing attention on companies to diminish greenhouse gas emissions, assesses how companies are implementing these reduction policies, and attempts to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of a similar action.DocumentUniversity of Lapland Arctic Centre, 2001This paper looks at the environmental impacts of skiing on mountain ecosystems, the economic importance of skiing for many communities and the potential consequences of climate change for both.The author states that climate change may cause skiing to become unviable in a number of resorts, which would be economically bad for residents but may be ecologically good for the areas that have been imDocumentPanos Institute, London, 2002This report looks at the threats that face mountain environments and the people that live in them. It describes a 'vertical gradient of poverty' whereby 80 per cent of mountain inhabitants live below the poverty line. The authors describe the political, cultural and social marginalisation of many mountain communities.DocumentUNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 2002Mountain Watch provides the first map-based overview of environmental change in mountain regions and its implications for sustainable development.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.