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Coping with global environmental change, disasters and security : threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks

Author: Hans Günter Brauch
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; [Berlin] : Berghof Foundation, ©2011.
Series: Hexagon series on human and environmental security and peace, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores security threats, disasters, vulnerabilities and risks in various regions through conceptual debates and case studies. Readers will find a discussion of global, regional and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Günter Brauch
ISBN: 9783642177750 3642177751 9783642177767 364217776X
OCLC Number: 701796283
Notes: "With 184 figures, 78 tables and 38 boxes."
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Reference work.
Description: li, 1815 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Securitization of global environmental change --
Economic, social, environmental security and human threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks in the Near East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia --
Threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks for urban centres in hazards and disasters --
Coping with global environmental changes : climate change, soil and desertification, water management, food and health --
Climate change --
Soil and desertification --
Water management --
Coping with food security issues --
Coping with health security issues --
Coping with hazards and strategies for coping with social vulnerability and resilience building --
Coping with global environmental change : scientific, international , regional and national political strategies, policies and measures --
Scientific research goals and strategies for coping with global environmental change --
Global strategies, policies and measures for coping with climate change --
Regional strategies, policies and measures for coping with climate change --
National strategies, policies and measures for coping with climate change --
A technical tool : remote sensing, vulnerability mapping and indicators of environmental security challenges and risks --
Towards an improved early warning of conflicts and hazards.
Series Title: Hexagon series on human and environmental security and peace, v. 5.
Responsibility: Hans Günter Brauch [and others], editors ; with forewords by Achim Steiner [and others] ; with preface essays by Paul C. Crutzen [and others].

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