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Local environmental change and society in Africa

  • 203 Pages
  • 4.46 MB
  • English

Kluwer Academic , Dordrecht, Boston, Mass
Africa -- Environmental conditions -- Social asp



Statementedited by M.A. Mohamed Salih.
ContributionsSalih, Mohamed Abdel Rahim M.
LC ClassificationsGE160.A35 L63 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 203 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6784860M
ISBN 100792363140
LC Control Number00037548

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in Its main objectives are to encourage and promote interest; to engage in collaborative research; to facilitate scholarly exchange of ideas and.

Social and natural scientists are currently obsessed with globalization, but this has not been matched by an equal interest in the societal consequences of local environmental change. Attention has thus been withdrawn from community and locality and transferred to global processes, with an.

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in Its main objectives are to encourage and p Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa.

Editors (view affiliations) M. Mohamed Salih; Book. 3 Citations; About this book. from book Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa (pp) Introduction: Elements of Local Environmental Change Chapter · January with 3 Reads. Oct 25,  · Perspective on: Nature vs.

culture in environmental change. by Carol Peters. as well as courses in forestry and environmental sciences in Namibia and South Africa. Your book "Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia: The Global Consequences of Local Contradictions" was published in January The environmental literature began to.

Jan 26,  · Global environmental change and health: impacts, inequalities, and the health Local environmental change and society in Africa book and local environmental AN is an environmental scientist and has contributed widely to global environmental change research in Africa and to the Africa chapter for the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ().

Cited by: This page is a list of environmental books. In this context they are notable books that describe, as a major theme, the effects of human activity on the environment.

Contents. The image of environment and society in African savannas cultivated by this book is one of innovation, resilience, and spatial and temporal variability. It is an image that stresses the vitality and importance of local African knowledge for understanding environmental change.

Recently published articles from Global Environmental Change. Check submitted paper. Due to migration of article submission systems, please check the status of your submitted manuscript in. Global Environmental Change is a peer-reviewed international journal publishing high quality, theoretically and empirically rigorous articles, which advance knowledge about the human and policy dimensions of global environmental change.

The journal interprets global environmental change to mean the outcome of processes that are manifest in. INTRODUCTION.

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Global environmental change (GEC) is an increasingly discussed phenomenon in the scientific literature as evidence of its presence and impacts continues to emerge from different corners of the world (Turner et al.VitousekSteffen et al., Zalasiewicz et al. ) The notion of GEC refers to a set of planetary-scale changes in the Earth System (Vitousek Cited by: The change to ecologically sound patterns of production and consumption is limited by the dimension of the environmental crisis that has to do with nature as sustenancebase and does not provide a.

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Provides a critical overview of the challenges & problems of environmental–ecological conditions in Africa Discusses how to address the environmental problems a growing African economy is causing Examines the effects current political-economic policies have on local communities in Africa This book.

About this journal. The Journal of Environment & Development (JED), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, seeks to further research and debate on the nexus of environment and development issues at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

JED provides a forum that bridges the parallel debates among policy makers, attorneys, academics, business people, and NGO activists. the possibility of a ‘coffee table book’ showing ‘before and after’ images of environmental changes in South Africa with Johan Pauw, who saw the relevance and necessity for such a book and its value for promoting the work of the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON).

CIGI Special Report Climate Change in Africa: Adaptation, Mitigation and Governance Challenges in this book reflect the diversity and ambition of the project.

In organizing the project, we have selected particular ar- al climate change agreements to Africa’s climate and environmental problems, the hardest hit region has.

framed as an environmental problem, rather than a developmental one. Nonetheless, afterpublic and local—are now developing climate changestrategiesand/orplans.

WIREs Climate Change Climate change impacts in South Africa a Climate by: This book describes how local consumption, particularly in urban areas, is increasingly met by global supply chains.

These supply chains often extend over large geographical distances and have greater global environmental impacts, contributing to pollution, climate change, water scarcity, and deforestation. Local knowledge has been proposed as a place-based tool to ground-truth climate models and to narrow their geographic sensitivity.

To assess the potential role of local knowledge in our quest to understand better climate change and its impacts, we first need to critically review the strengths and weaknesses of local knowledge of climate change and the potential complementarity with scientific Cited by: Climate change could affect our society through impacts on a number of different social, cultural, and natural resources.

For example, climate change could affect human health, infrastructure, and transportation systems, as well as energy, food, and water supplies. Some groups of people will likely face greater challenges than others. Benefits of local community. The author Robert Putnam refers to the value which comes from social networks as social capital in his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.

He writes that social capital "makes an enormous difference in our lives", that "a society characterized by generalized reciprocity is more efficient that a distrustful society" and that economic. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has produced this book to highlight the concerns and needs of developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change.

This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small. Jan 28,  · The Divest/Invest movement started by students that used the simple "#divest" and "#climate" tags to link local campaigns, wins and issues to the wider movement of society divesting itself of dependence on fossil fuels, investing in renewables and calling attention to the effects of climate change across the world is another successful instance Author: Shannon Dosemagen.

Nov 15,  · After studying biology in the United States, she returned to Kenya to begin a career that combined environmental and social concerns. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in Africa and helped to plant over 30 million trees, providing jobs to the unemployed while also preventing soil erosion and securing firewood.

She was appointed Assistant. Routledge is proud to publish across all areas of sustainability and the environment bringing the latest research on climate change, natural resources, sustainable energy, business and development to a global audience of researchers, students, sustainable practitioners and anyone interested in creating a sustainable future for all.

Abstract. The UK government in provided GBP million over 5 years to strengthen the capacity of African scientists to undertake and use research on climate change and its local impacts on development through the Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) program for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Thus for sustainable risk reduction during disasters, particularly those that may lead, even if in the short-term, to reduced access to natural and environmental resources, local agreement must be sought and obtained to forestall a misinterpretation of the project intention Cited by: 3. Climate change is an integral part of West African society.

This article is from the “Atlas on Regional Integration in West Africa” and details climate change within our region.

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It provides information regarding climate change at a local, national and international level and how it has effected this region. · Coleen Vogel (Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand), Avoiding day zero and the local · J Timmons Roberts (Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies, IBES), Which way forward for climate action in the U.S., and the U.N.

Trump's withdrawal from Paris, fossil fuel-funded resistance, and the pathway for market-based and. Environmental news is published monthly, addressing climate change and global warming issues with a focus on finding solutions.

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“the share of small-scale food producers in terms of all food producers in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America ranges from 40 to 85 per cent”.Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability Management of Environmental Quality Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.Apr 11,  · I believe that if Africa is to meet these environmental challenges, it must take action at all levels.

It has to incorporate global, national and community actions. It must also involve civil society, public agencies and the private sector in development programs to help mitigate the problems.

Some of the actions that might be taken are as follows.