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Loss and Damage from Climate Change

By Reinhard Mechler,Laurens M. Bouwer,Thomas Schinko,Swenja Surminski,JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer
  • ISBN Code: : 3319720260
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 557
  • Category : Science
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This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. Written by leading researchers and practitioners, it identifies practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the discourse and climate negotiations. With climate-related risks on the rise and impacts being felt around the globe has come the recognition that climate mitigation and adaptation may not be enough to manage the effects from anthropogenic climate change. This recognition led to the creation of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage in 2013, a climate policy mechanism dedicated to dealing with climate-related effects in highly vulnerable countries that face severe constraints and limits to adaptation. Endorsed in 2015 by the Paris Agreement and effectively considered a third pillar of international climate policy, debate and research on Loss and Damage continues to gain enormous traction. Yet, concepts, methods and tools as well as directions for policy and implementation have remained contested and vague. Suitable for researchers, policy-advisors, practitioners and the interested public, the book furthermore: • discusses the political, legal, economic and institutional dimensions of the issue• highlights normative questions central to the discourse • provides a focus on climate risks and climate risk management. • presents salient case studies from around the world.

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  • Pdf File: adaptation-to-climate-change.pdf

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Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences presents a dynamic and comprehensive collection of works from legal scholars around the world that delves into a relatively new frontier on legal aspects of climate change adaptation with focus on the ASEAN region, both at the regional level as well as at the national level in some ASEAN countries — such as Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Other countries not within ASEAN are also represented, such as Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and the Republic of Taiwan. In doing so, it surveys one of the most important issues confronting developing countries today, and the challenges to building resilient societies. It is an essential source of reference for policy-makers, administrators, the private sector officials, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs, and CSOs in ASEAN and the world. Contents:Foreword by Tommy Koh, Ambassado-at-LargePreface and AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsKeynote Address by Raman Letchumanan, formerly Head of the Environment Division, ASEAN SecretariatTheme I: Coastal Warming and Sea Level Rise:Asia-Pacific Islander Responses to Climate Change (Ilan Kelman)Managing Southeast Asian Ecosystems to Reduce Coastal Population Vulnerability Under Sea Level Rise (Daniel A Friess)Theme II: Legal Frameworks/Policies/Governance for Climate Change:Adaptive Water Governance: Lessons Learned from Implementing an Ecosystem-Approach in Mesoamerica (Alejandro Iza, Alexandra Müller, and Valentina Nozza)Legal and Policy Framework for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Malaysia: A Reform Oriented Study (Abdul Haseeb Ansari)Policy and Legal Responses to Climate Change Adaptation in China: New Developments, New Challenges (Wang Xi and Gao Qi)Theme III: Key Future Impacts and Vulnerabilities:The Laws, Policies, and Institutions Relating to Climate Change in Thailand: Balancing between "Mitigation" and "Adaptation" (Kanongnij Sribuaiam)The Warsaw International Mechanism: Exploring the Structures and Functions to Address Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts (M Hafijul Islam Khan) Geoengineering: An ASEAN Position (Jolene Lin)Theme IV: Economic Interconnections:Assessing Green Jobs in Taiwan: A Tri-Pillar Approach (Fan Chien-Te and Hsu Yun-Hsiang)Sustaining Growth, Climate Change, and Meeting Environmental Obligations: What can ASEAN Governments Do? (Euston Quah and Tan Tsiat Siong)Theme V: Some Case Studies:Options for Adaption to Climate Change (Richard L Ottinger, Wang Pianpian, and Kristen M Motel)Dealing with Climate Migrants: A New Challenge for Developing Nations (Asanga Gunawansa)Climate Change, Migration, and International Law in Southeast Asia (Benoît Mayer)Achieving Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption: The Philippines (Amado S Tolentino, Jr.)Theme VI: Adaptation — Disaster Management, Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Assistance:The Legal Regime of Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management in Taiwan: Focus on the Major Amendment Following the Devastating Typhoon Morakot of 2009 (Gao Ming-Zhi Anton)Legal Options for Mainstreaming Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction in Governance for Kenya (Robert Kibugi)Land Tenure Systems as a Challenge for Disaster Recovery: Adapting to Extreme Weather Events after Typhoon Haiyan (Daniel Fitzpatrick and Caroline Compton)The Role of ASEAN in Disaster Management: Legal Frameworks and Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (Koh Kheng-Lian and Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio) Readership: Policy-makers, administrators, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs and CSOs, and students in the fields of law and environmental science. Key Features:A dynamic collection of works from legal scholars around the world building knowledge in climate change adaptation, one of the important issues confronting people of todayPromotes a "whole of the world" approach to finding solutions to climate change and the challenges to building resilient societiesThis publication is focused on taking stock of legal and policy frameworks on climate change adaptation in ASEAN and other countriesKeywords:Climate Change Adaptation;Legal Frameworks;ASEAN;Nature-based Solutions;Warsaw International Loss and Damage;Mitigation

Climate Change Justice

By Eric A. Posner,David Weisbach
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400834406
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 231
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A provocative contribution to the climate justice debate Climate change and justice are so closely associated that many people take it for granted that a global climate treaty should—indeed, must—directly address both issues together. But, in fact, this would be a serious mistake, one that, by dooming effective international limits on greenhouse gases, would actually make the world's poor and developing nations far worse off. This is the provocative and original argument of Climate Change Justice. Eric Posner and David Weisbach strongly favor both a climate change agreement and efforts to improve economic justice. But they make a powerful case that the best—and possibly only—way to get an effective climate treaty is to exclude measures designed to redistribute wealth or address historical wrongs against underdeveloped countries. In clear language, Climate Change Justice proposes four basic principles for designing the only kind of climate treaty that will work—a forward-looking agreement that requires every country to make greenhouse-gas reductions but still makes every country better off in its own view. This kind of treaty has the best chance of actually controlling climate change and improving the welfare of people around the world.

World Development Report 2020

By World Bank
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Book Code : 1464814953
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: world-development-report-2020.pdf

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Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and began to catch up with richer countries. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, however, the growth of trade has been sluggish and the expansion of GVCs has stalled. Meanwhile, serious threats have emerged to the model of trade-led growth. New technologies could draw production closer to the consumer and reduce the demand for labor. And trade conflicts among large countries could lead to a retrenchment or a segmentation of GVCs. World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains examines whether there is still a path to development through GVCs and trade. It concludes that technological change is, at this stage, more a boon than a curse. GVCs can continue to boost growth, create better jobs, and reduce poverty provided that developing countries implement deeper reforms to promote GVC participation; industrial countries pursue open, predictable policies; and all countries revive multilateral cooperation.

Social Dimensions of Climate Change

By Robin Mearns,Andrew Norton
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Book Code : 9780821381427
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 972
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While major strides have been made in the scientific understanding of climate change, much less understood is how these dynamics in the physical enviornment interact with socioeconomic systems. This book brings together the latest knowledge on the consequences of climate change for society and how best to address them.

Climate Change

By John B. Stephenson
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781422315590
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category :
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: climate-change.pdf

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Weather-related events have cost the nation billions of dollars in damages over the past decade. Many of these losses are borne by private insurers & by two federal insurance programs -- the National Flood Insurance Program, which insures properties against flooding, & the Federal Crop Insurance Corp., which insures crops against drought or other weather disasters. The author was asked to: (1) describe how climate change may affect future weather-related losses; (2) determine past insured weather-related losses; & (3) determine what major private insurers & federal insurers are doing to prepare for potential increases in such losses. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance

By Sébastien Duyck,Sébastien Jodoin,Alyssa Johl
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315312557
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 196
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Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the necessity for governments to take into consideration their human rights obligations when taking climate action. However, important gaps remain in understanding how human rights can be used in practice to develop and implement effective and equitable solutions to climate change at multiple levels of governance. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer a timely and comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges for integrating human rights in diverse areas and forms of global climate governance. The first half of the book explores how human rights principles and obligations can be used to reconceive climate governance and shape responses to particular aspects of climate change. The second half of the book identifies lessons in the integration of human rights in climate advocacy and governance and sets out future directions in this burgeoning domain. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and case studies, this Handbook will be an essential resource for students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in climate law and governance, human rights and international environmental law.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

By Geert Van Calster,Leonie Reins
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788979192
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 928
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Providing in-depth coverage of each article of the Paris Agreement, this Commentary offers a comprehensive, legal analysis of this most recent and important international instrument on climate change. This provision-by-provision textual analysis examines the commitments that parties to the Agreement have made to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, whilst providing additional support to developing countries.

The Emerging Global Consensus on Climate Change and Human Mobility

By Mostafa M Naser
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351599909
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 533
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This book examines whether a global consensus is emerging on climate change and human mobility and presents evidence of a slow-moving but dynamic, step-by-step process of international policy development on climate-related mobility. Naser reviews the range of solutions offered to address climate-related mobility problems, such as extending the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, adopting an additional protocol to the UNFCCC or creating a new international treaty to support those facing climate-related migration and displacement problems. He examines the accumulating stock of international policies and initiatives relevant to climate-related mobility using a framework of six policy areas: human rights, refugees, climate change, disaster risk reduction, migration,and sustainable development. He uses this framework to define and summarise the main UN actions and milestones on climate-related mobility. Despite the difficult context affecting the global community of worsening climate change impacts and human rights under threat, Naser asserts that the foundations of global consensus on climate-related mobility have been built, particularly in the last decade. This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in the increasing interface between climate change and human mobility policy issues.

Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime

By Hugh Breakey,Vesselin Popovski
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317141423
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 234
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This book investigates the ethical values that inform the global carbon integrity system, and reflects on alternative norms that could or should do so. The global carbon integrity system comprises the emerging international architecture being built to respond to the climate change. This architecture can be understood as an 'integrity system'- an inter-related set of institutions, governance arrangements, regulations and practices that work to ensure the system performs its role faithfully and effectively. This volume investigates the ways ethical values impact on where and how the integrity system works, where it fails, and how it can be improved. With a wide array of perspectives across many disciplines, including ethicists, philosophers, lawyers, governance experts and political theorists, the chapters seek to explore the positive values driving the global climate change processes, to offer an understanding of the motivations justifying the creation of the regime and the way that social norms impact upon the operation of the integrity system. The collection focuses on the nexus between ideal ethics and real-world implementation through institutions and laws. The book will be of interest to policy makers, climate change experts, carbon taxation regulators, academics, legal practitioners and researchers.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

By Daniel Klein,María Pía Carazo,Meinhard Doelle,Jane Bulmer,Andrew Higham
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192506374
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 761
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The most important climate agreement in history, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change represents the commitment of the nations of the world to address and curb climate change. Signed in December 2015, it entered into force on 4th November 2016. Countries are moving into implementation, and efforts at all levels will be needed to fulfill its ambitious goals. The Paris Climate Agreement: Commentary and Analysis combines a comprehensive legal appraisal and critique of the new Agreement with a practical and structured commentary to all its Articles. Part I discusses the general context for the Paris Agreement, detailing the scientific, political, and social drivers behind it, providing an overview of the pre-existing regime, and tracking the history of the negotiations. It examines the evolution of key concepts such as common but differentiated responsibilities, and analyses the legal form of the Agreement and the nature of its provisions. Part II comprises individual chapters on each Article of the Agreement, with detailed commentary of the provisions which highlights central aspects from the negotiating history and the legal nature of the obligations. It describes the institutional arrangements and considerations for national implementation, providing practical advice and prospects for future development. Part III reflects on the Paris Agreement as a whole: its strengths and weaknesses, its potential for further development, and its relationship with other areas of public international law and governance. The book is an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners, policy makers, and actors in the private sector and civil society, as they negotiate the implementation of the Agreement in domestic law and policy.

Economics of Natural Disasters and Climate Change

By Derya Dogan
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656363560
  • Total of Pages : 103
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 662
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Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - Macro-economics, general, grade: 1,3, University of Wuppertal (Schumpeter School of Business and economics), course: VWL, Makroökonomie, language: English, abstract: During past centuries, natural disasters occurred more often in our environment and caused more serious damage worldwide. The Hurricane Irene in the Caribbean and the USA, the floods in Australia, the earthquake in New Zealand and especially in Japan in 2011 had enormous extends concerning the caused loss and damages in the specific regions. Within the past four decades, the frequency of large natural disasters raised three times more. Furthermore, the economic losses - after adjusting for inflation – increased even eight times more compared to the past decades. This also has a great impact on the insurance industry, since the insured losses increase even in a larger amount compared to other factors affected by natural disasters. However, the insurance industry uses in spite of these unfavorable loss trends, a wide range of coverage against disasters such as Cat Bonds to transfer the disaster risk, and to avoid unnecessary expenses. Climate change also plays a big role in the frequently occurring amount of disasters. Since it is still hard to estimate the impacts of future climate changes for the frequency and intensity of natural disasters with its huge losses, new policies such as Green Growth have been introduced for mitigation effects. The purpose of this thesis is to represent and describe the economics of natural disasters due to climate change with its macroeconomic aspects and structural effects. While demonstrating the impacts on natural disasters to a region’s economy, it is important to know that many other factors are linked with natural disasters that have an effect on a region’s economy. Therefore, after defining the important terms in the first section of this thesis, the scope and costs of natural disasters will be illustrated in chapter 2 for a better demonstration of the disaster events impacts in general. This will start by describing the reasons for climate change to demonstrate in the latter the increasing number of disaster appearances due to the effects of climate change. Different regions will be considered within this analysis, whereas in the following sections only the regions which are economically vulnerable to natural disasters will be taken into account to illustrate the costs of natural disasters........

UNEP Frontiers 2016 Report

By United Nations Environment Programme
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  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Book Code : 9210599586
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: unep-frontiers-2016-report.pdf

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The UNEP Frontiers report emphasises the critical relationship between a healthy environment and healthy people, and how human activities often undermine the long-term health and ability of ecosystems to support human well-being. The report provides encouraging examples on how certain issues may be addressed by innovating and rethinking policy interventions, new solutions or adapting existing practices. The UNEP Frontier series will continue to link new science to outcome-oriented policies, and by extension, keep the public informed of the health of the environment and its sustainability.

Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law

By Benoît Maye,François Crépeau
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1785366599
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category :
  • Members : 335
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This comprehensive Research Handbook provides an overview of the debates on how the law does, and could, relate to migration exacerbated by climate change. It contains conceptual chapters on the relationship between climate change, migration and the law, as well as doctrinal and prospective discussions regarding legal developments in different domestic contexts and in international governance.