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Implications of Climatic Variability for Food Security in The Southern African Development CommunityInternet Journal of African Studies, 1997Although it cannot be claimed irrefutably that global changes in climate have already occurred, much of the recent research suggests that the rise in the proportion of "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere may already have set in train some irreversible changes. Certainly, there seems to be some evidence of increasing climate variability.DocumentHarvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge Mass., 1999Land and forestry-based activities could in principle play important roles as climate change mitigation strategies. In practice, however, several questions have been raised about their feasibility. Therefore, understanding the processes and determinants of land use changes is critical.Document
The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability: summary for policy makers (IPCC working group 2 special report, Sept 1997) pdf versionIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1997Assesses the degree to which human conditions and the natural environment are vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change. The report establishes a common base of information regarding the potential costs and benefits of climatic change, including the evaluation of uncertainties, to help the COP determine what adaptation and mitigation measures might be justified.DocumentState of the World's Forests, FAO, 1999Reports on the latest figures on global forest cover; current efforts to assess forest resources; the forest fires of 1997 and 1998; recent trends in forest management; the significance to forestry of the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change; current and projected forest products production, consumption and trade; recent trends in forest policy, legislation and instituDocumentUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1999The 1990s have been a time of international soul- searching about the environment. What are we doing to our planet? More and more, we are realising that the Industrial Revolution has changed forever the relationship between humanity and nature.DocumentWorld Development Report, World Bank, 1999Localization—the growing economic and political power of cities, provinces, and other sub-national entities—will be one of the most important new trends in the 21st century.DocumentInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 1999Decision-support application for planners and policymakers.DocumentResearch School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australia, 1998Estimates the potential economic effects of the Kyoto Protocol, using the G-Cubed multi-region, multi-sector intertemporal general equilibrium model of the world economy.DocumentEnvironmental and Societal Impacts Group, 1997DocumentSchool of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1999It is widely accepted that the effective planning of water resources becomes more urgent with each passing year. Some would argue that this need is driven by the increasing size and density of human populations at the catchment and urban scale. Others point out that exponential growth in economic output and consumption produces ever higher volumes of waste water.