Climate Change Risks in Brazil

Climate Change Risks in Brazil

This book maps extreme temperature increase under dangerous climate change scenarios in Brazil and their impacts on four key sectors: agriculture, health, biodiversity and energy.

Author: Carlos A. Nobre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319928814

Category: Science

Page: 226

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This book maps extreme temperature increase under dangerous climate change scenarios in Brazil and their impacts on four key sectors: agriculture, health, biodiversity and energy. The book draws on a careful review of the literature and climate projections, including relative risk estimates. This synthesis summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge and provides decision-makers with risk analysis tools, to be incorporated in public planning policy, in order to understand climate events which may occur and which may have significant consequences.
Categories: Science

Climate Change in Santos Brazil Projections Impacts and Adaptation Options

Climate Change in Santos Brazil  Projections  Impacts and Adaptation Options

This book is the result of the project METROPOLE: An Integrated Framework to Analyse Local Decision Making and Adaptive Capacity to Large-Scale Environmental Change: Community Case Studies in Brazil, UK and the US, supported by the Belmont ...

Author: Lucí Hidalgo Nunes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319965352

Category: Science

Page: 302

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This book is the result of the project METROPOLE: An Integrated Framework to Analyse Local Decision Making and Adaptive Capacity to Large-Scale Environmental Change: Community Case Studies in Brazil, UK and the US, supported by the Belmont Forum-G8 Initiative Collaborative Research (Coastal Vulnerability, G8MUREFU3 2201-040). The Project METROPOLE was designed to address some important challenges of our time: on one hand, how to reduce the risks from climate change in coastal areas, in view of safeguarding life, assuring the safety of assets and the maintenance of rich ecosystems; and on the other hand, how to improve the interaction between scientists, decision makers and population for a common goal, to prevent alarming projections of sea level rise from being realized. This book focuses on the basis of the project which is anchored in the recognition of the importance of both dialogue and action on climate change involving different actors. Therefore, the participation of decision-makers, the population and representatives of civil and private organizations are key-elements in ensuring measures that might slow down, minimise or even restrict the perverse effects of climate change.
Categories: Science

Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks

Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks

The integration of development and climate objectives is increasingly recognized as significant in research and policy making.

Author: Bert Metz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136568206

Category: Nature

Page: 147

View: 471

The integration of development and climate objectives is increasingly recognized as significant in research and policy making. In practice, some development aims, such as poverty alleviation, enhancing energy security and access or improving health, also have potential climate benefits. The challenge is to find a broadly applicable range of effective policies and actions that realize development objectives and at the same time result in real climate benefits. This special issue of the Climate Policy journal focuses on new evidence that identifies options for action, examining how development strategies, policies and decisions can be made more sustainable by integrating climate change considerations and overcoming the barriers that hinder implementation. It also explores what lessons exist for policy at the national and international level and looks at how promising options for local policies can be scaled-up through international initiatives. It also examines how international policy frameworks can create the conditions for integrated development and climate policies. The outcomes provide useful contributions to sustainable development planning on issues such as poverty reduction, rural development, disaster preparedness, energy and transport as well as to the discussions at national and international level regarding next steps to deal with climate change.
Categories: Nature

Reducing the Vulnerability of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change Through Rural Credit Programs

Reducing the Vulnerability of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change Through Rural Credit Programs

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confidently predicted rural areas will experience major impacts from diminished water availability, food security, infrastructure and agricultural incomes, causing shifts in crop ...

Author: Gustavo Abath

Publisher:

ISBN: 0355045443

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 82

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confidently predicted rural areas will experience major impacts from diminished water availability, food security, infrastructure and agricultural incomes, causing shifts in crop production worldwide (2014). Latin America will be significantly affected, since more than 90 percent of the regions is vulnerable to projected changes in droughts and floods (World Bank, 2014). Extreme weather events due to climate change entail risk for large- and small-scale farmers alike, but smallholders will always be more vulnerable. This paper considers how smallholder farmers in Brazil---focusing on those in the poor Northeast region---are affected by, and respond to, climate change. Brazilian smallholder farmers represent the overwhelming majority of agricultural establishments in Brazil and, in aggregate, their production exceeds the output of large-scale farmers. They average larger yields per hectare because they make more intensive use of inputs and physical capital (World Bank, 2013). The majority of family farmers, especially in the North and Northeast, are below the poverty line, and their household income is derived mainly from agriculture. Improving resilience and raising agriculture yields is important and the efficient use of land is critical for achieving Brazil's economic and environmental goals; however, it is not sufficient. There is a need to combine social policies (safety nets) with agriculture technology adoption, improved market access, tailored technical assistance and off-farm income generating opportunities supported by education/vocational training. The Brazilian Government has committed itself to lifting 16 million people out of poverty. Programs such as the National Program for Strengthening Family Farming (PRONAF) represent key elements to the strategy. 2 billion Brazilian Reais (approx. 650 million US dollars), were assigned to fund the program in 2002, reaching over R $ 8 billion (approx. 3 billion US dollars) by 2007 (Dieese, 2008). If well applied, credit lines available through federal programs like PRONAF are powerful tools to allow farmers to adapt to climate change. However, distribution and application of funds to the poorest remains problematic. Risks of the strategy include debt or inadequate allocation of resources, which may increase socioeconomic vulnerability rather than reducing it. PRONAF is an emblematic case of the challenges and potential benefits of microcredit programs. It provides funding for smallholder farmers or associations of smallholder farmers. Investment in their access to basic goods and services allows local adaptation to climate change. However, the program has benefited well-organized individual farmers and associations in the south of Brazil out of proportion to their northeastern neighbors. Moreover, to qualify for the program, farmers must hold formal title to their land, a requirement that renders the poorest among them ineligible. Fund distribution has also failed to include the training and educational components needed to ensure that farmers make the most productive use of resources. Spending on these programs has reduced poverty in the short-term but it is not clear that the effect will be sustained. In 2009, the National Institute of Applied Economics Research (IPEA) launched an assessment about the Socioeconomic Vulnerability of Brazilian smallholder family farmers due to Climate Change. This assessment analyzed the vulnerability of smallholder farmers within all five macro regions of Brazil. Additionally, the study emphasized the importance of having climate change adaptation tools embedded in public policies to be able to avoid the impact of extreme weather events on the poor. IPEA analyzed PRONAF performance in each region. Surprisingly, even though the majority of smallholder farmers are in Northeast, only 25% in the region were able to become beneficiaries of the PRONAF resources owing to the tight eligibility requirements. On the other hand, in the South region, which has a lower concentration of smallholder farmers, 38% of this group received funding from PRONAF. According to the report, three factors contributed extensively to such results: legal rights to the land; education; and effective rural associations. This paper demonstrates that smallholder farmers from different regions of the world also struggles with such issues. Such similarity is shown through the examples of Mexico, Sri Lanka and Kenya. Throughout this study PRONAF impacts are assessed through a literature review of several impact evaluation analyses done over the first 15 years of implementation of the project. After presenting the main challenges posed by climate change extreme weather events in the agriculture sector, specifically targeting smallholder farmers, this paper focus on understanding the PRONAF program logic and its background. Once the background and logic is set it, this paper evaluates the impact of PRONAF in several areas such as sustainability, improvement to access to markets, and diversification. This paper concludes by pointing out that PRONAF still has a lot of improvements ahead in order to deliver the proper type of support to smallholder farmers. This study provides recommendations so the program can best impact the livelihoods of the poorest farmers who are concentrated mostly in the Northeast region of the country.
Categories: Climatic changes

Resilient Water Resources Management

Resilient Water Resources Management

This book entitled Integrated Resilient Water Resources Management attempts to address the main aspects of integrated management of water resources, climate change and sustainable development in Brazil in recent decades.

Author: Gabriel Belmino Freitas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798716408265

Category:

Page: 292

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This book entitled Integrated Resilient Water Resources Management attempts to address the main aspects of integrated management of water resources, climate change and sustainable development in Brazil in recent decades. The book consists of three parts, namely: i) Integrated Resilient Water Resources Management; ii) Climate Resilience in Water Resources and iii) Sustainability in Water Resources.It is a fact that we are living in an era of great uncertainties related to the climate and that we need tools for climate-resilient water management approaches. In recent decades, climate change is accelerating and disrupting the economies of many countries on a global scale and affecting livelihoods, especially through the impact on water and water-related risks. In this sense, it is imperative to incorporate Climate Risks in Decision Making in the integrated resilient water resources management.Thus, the first part of the book (chapter 1 and 2) presents a brief analysis of the current model of integrated water resources management in Brazil, with its advances and implementation problems, in order to present proposals for its improvement. The current water resources management model is discussed with an emphasis on aspects of regulation and social control (seeking efficiency and improving quality and rescuing the public sphere as an instrument for exercising citizenship, among other aspects). We sought to analyze the theme from a theoretical-historical approach to regulation (water management models implemented in Brazil and the genesis of regulatory agencies) and participatory management of water resources, involving the relationship of the State and the public sphere, in especially within river basin committees and water agencies....Therefore, policies related to the management of water resources, the environment and climate change in Brazil are analyzed in a certain way.The Editor.
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Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health

A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change.

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319246604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 208

A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban migrant communities, as well as water-related health effects of climate change. The contributors recommend political and social-cultural strategies for mitigate, adapt and prevent the impacts of climate change to human and environmental health. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in new methods and tools to reduce risks and to increase health resilience to climate change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Confronting Climate Change

Confronting Climate Change

This book, which was published in time for the Earth Summit in Brazil in June 1992, is likely to make a huge impact on the political and economic agendas of international policy makers.

Author: Irving M. Mintzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521420911

Category: Science

Page: 382

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This book takes a firm grip on the question of climate change, sets it in perspective and makes positive recommendations for the way ahead for the world community.
Categories: Science

Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks

Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks

of biodiesel, especially in the northeast of Brazil, making this more of a social than energy programme per se (Macedo and Nogueira, 2004; NAE, 2005). An official national standard for biodiesel is already available.

Author: Bert Metz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136568190

Category: Political Science

Page: 147

View: 824

The integration of development and climate objectives is increasingly recognized as significant in research and policy making. In practice, some development aims, such as poverty alleviation, enhancing energy security and access or improving health, also have potential climate benefits. The challenge is to find a broadly applicable range of effective policies and actions that realize development objectives and at the same time result in real climate benefits. This special issue of the Climate Policy journal focuses on new evidence that identifies options for action, examining how development strategies, policies and decisions can be made more sustainable by integrating climate change considerations and overcoming the barriers that hinder implementation. It also explores what lessons exist for policy at the national and international level and looks at how promising options for local policies can be scaled-up through international initiatives. It also examines how international policy frameworks can create the conditions for integrated development and climate policies. The outcomes provide useful contributions to sustainable development planning on issues such as poverty reduction, rural development, disaster preparedness, energy and transport as well as to the discussions at national and international level regarding next steps to deal with climate change.
Categories: Political Science

Environment and Development

Environment and Development

Climate. Change. Risks. in. Brazil,. China. and. Mozambique. In this section, we explore key environmental ... up the environmental issue in a world characterised by high modernity, the risk society and global environmental changes.

Author: Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030554163

Category:

Page:

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Coffee researches

Coffee researches

The adopted approach includes Brazil's public policies with regards to climate change, part of the general studies on ... and Sectorial Vulnerabilities to climate change in Brazil 2.3.6.2 Climate change risks in Brazil and boundaries to ...

Author: Decio Zylbersztajn

Publisher: Pasavento

ISBN: 9788568222348

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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The Università del Caffè Brazil was born in March of 2000 as a result of a partnership between PENSA (Agribusiness Knowledge Center - FEA/USP and FIA) and illycaffè. The mission, since the beginning, has being the generation and dissemination of knowledge to the coffee system. To celebrate 18 years of activities we publish this collection of research conducted between 2013 and 2017. During these years of activity the UdC Brazil team, in close harmony with Illycaffè, has conducted courses to coffee growers and technicians covering technical and managerial aspects. There were more than 9 thousand participations in seminars, short courses and five editions of Specialization Course in the Coffee Agribusiness. In tune with the needs of coffee growers and illycaffè, since 2014 the UdC Brazil courses are held at a distance through the portal universidadedocafe.com. Aligned with its mission, the University of Caffè Brazil generates knowledge through the production of research. This book intends to support the dissemination of the knowledge to the community of the coffee agribusiness, adding value to all its participants.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Spatial Impacts of Climate Change

Spatial Impacts of Climate Change

In Climate Change Risks in Brazil, Nobre, C.A., Marengo, J.A., Soares, W.R. (eds). Springer, Berlin. Sena, E.T., Silva Dias, M.A.F., Carvalho, L.M.V., Silva Dias, P.L. (2018). Reduced wet season length detected by satellite retrievals ...

Author: Denis Mercier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119817918

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Climate change has been a central concern over recent years, with visible and highly publicized consequences such as melting Arctic ice and mountain glaciers, rising sea levels, and the submersion of low-lying coastal areas during mid-latitude and tropical cyclones. This book presents a review of the spatial impacts of contemporary climate change, with a focus on a systematic, multi-scalar approach. Beyond the facts – rises in temperature, changes in the spatial distribution of precipitation, melting of the marine and terrestrial cryosphere, changes in hydrological regimes at high and medium latitudes, etc. – it also analyzes the geopolitical consequences in the Arctic and Central Asia, changes to Mediterranean culture and to viticulture on a global scale, as well as impacts on the distribution of life, for example, in the Amazon rainforest, in large biomes on a global scale, and for birds.
Categories: Science

Drought in Brazil

Drought in Brazil

The book is told through the perspectives of the ministers and secretaries, state policy and technical officials, civil society organizations, and development practitioners that helped to facilitate the shift in paradigm in Brazil from ...

Author: Erwin De Nys

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315350370

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought’s onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades. However, drought management must be aimed at reducing the risks of future drought events on economies, the environment, and the social fabric of regions. As with many countries, droughts are often managed as a crisis in Brazil, rather than events for which officials and communities proactively prepare. Although droughts are not new to Brazil, the recent spate of droughts in the poverty stricken semi-arid Northeast and the industrial hub of São Paulo in the Southeast has forced the country to think more seriously about finally changing its drought policies and management approaches. The book is told through the perspectives of the ministers and secretaries, state policy and technical officials, civil society organizations, and development practitioners that helped to facilitate the shift in paradigm in Brazil from crisis management and towards proactive management of droughts. It is written in a style that is appealing to both technical and non-technical audiences, and aims to provide a framework and lessons for other countries to consider when embarking upon similar efforts to improve their own drought policy and management systems.
Categories: Nature

Brazil in the Anthropocene

Brazil in the Anthropocene

Brazil's. long-term. development. considering. climate. change. impacts. Sérgio. Margulis. and. Natalie. Unterstell. Tackling climate change risks is one of the greatest development challenges nations face today. Climate change is ...

Author: Liz-Rejane Issberner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134844227

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 384

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Brazil is considered one of the world’s most important environmental powers. With a continental territory containing almost 70 per cent of the Amazon rainforest, along with a rich biodiversity and huge amount of natural resources, its geopolitical role in environmental decisions is crucial to ongoing global negotiations surrounding climate change. Development policies based on extraction and exportation of raw materials by the mining and agribusiness sectors threaten the global environmental balance and the long-term sustainability of Brazil’s economy. Brazil in the Anthropocene examines Brazil's role within the global ecological crisis and considers how national and international policy is influenced by the interdependence of social, political, ethical, scientific and economic factors in the modern age. With chapters from a diverse range of international scholars this interdisciplinary volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental politics, environmental sociology and the environmental humanities.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Risk Uncertainty and Policy

Risk  Uncertainty and Policy

Risks and political responses to climate change in Brazilian coastal cities Fabiana Barbia and Leila da Costa Ferreirab aEnvironment and Society, Centre of Environmental Studies and Research (NEPAM), State University of Campinas ...

Author: Patrick Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317389514

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Policy-making has always involved uncertainty; however the presence of unknowns has become far more conspicuous and problematic in recent times. One important way in which policy-makers have increasingly sought to deal with such uncertainty is through approaches rooted in understandings of risk. This book comprises a rather diverse collection of six chapters, alongside one more explicitly theoretical introduction, each taking up a distinct perspective in scrutinising the relationship between policy, risk and uncertainty. Important concerns addressed within these different studies include: how risk-governance policies are shaped by risk awareness (or a lack thereof) and the mediating role of trust; the framing of policy through an emphasis on particular risks and the corresponding impact on societal beliefs, discourses and institutional power; the organisational processes which lead to some risks being tackled while others are neglected; and processes of (de-) politicising uncertainty at the interface between scientists and policy-makers. Contributors explore trans-national institutions, national bodies, and local government – within diverse geographical contexts including China, Brazil, the Baltic Sea, Australia, the UK, and Europe. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Risk Research.
Categories: Social Science

Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon

Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon

Land-Use and Climate Change Risks in the Amazon and the Need of a Novel Sustainable Development Paradigm. ... Catastrophic Climate Risk and Brazilian Amazonian Politics and Policies: A New Research Agenda. Global ...

Author: Joana Castro Pereira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000428292

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This book provides an analysis of the recent governance of the Amazon in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia with a particular focus on deforestation processes, demonstrating that current policies and political and socioeconomic dynamics in the four countries are risking the forest’s resilience. The authors examine and compare Amazonian politics and policies under different administrations, concentrating on the main actors, policies and dynamics that have affected the region, as well as on the institutional and political environment in which deforestation processes were embedded in different periods. Essentially, the book makes an analytical contribution towards a better understanding of the political, economic and social challenges confronting conservation policy in the Amazonian countries. Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon: At the Edge of Ecological Collapse? is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of environmental studies and sustainability, Latin American studies, political science and international relations, as well as for policymakers and practitioners working in conservation and development.
Categories: Political Science

International Perspectives on Climate Change

International Perspectives on Climate Change

climate change risks perceptions among smallholder farmers settled in three contrasting biomes in Brazil: the Amazon (rainforest); the Caatinga (semi-arid); and the Cerrado (savanna). By articulating regional, local and micro scales of ...

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319044897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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This collected volume deals with emerging issues related to climate variation, climate change and adaptation technologies, with a special focus on Latin American countries. Presenting a variety of adaptation strategies and projects currently being undertaken and implemented, the book showcases how Latin American nations are struggling to meet the challenges of climate change. Latin America as a whole and Central America in particular is one of the most vulnerable regions of the world and is severely affected by recurrent extreme climate-related events. This volume documents and analyzes the main challenges and lessons learned, serving to disseminate knowledge beyond the region and enhance international research and policy cooperation.
Categories: Business & Economics

National Climate Change Adaptation Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation

National Climate Change Adaptation Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation

Brazil has undertaken three audits on the government's approach to adaptation in areas at particular risk from climate change: i) in the livestock and agricultural sector; ii) in coastal zones, and iii) in water security in Brazil's ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264229679

Category:

Page: 100

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This report draws upon emerging monitoring and evaluation practices across developed and developing countries to identify four tools that countries can draw upon in their own assessment frameworks.
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Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Rivers

Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Rivers

The papers in this volume present a powerful case for and exploration of different freshwater adaptation strategies in the face of global climatic change.The volume centres on six detailed case studies, from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, ...

Author: Jamie Pittock

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849774536

Category: Law

Page: 96

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Climate change is dramatically affecting freshwater supplies, particularly in the developing world. The papers in this volume present a powerful case for and exploration of different freshwater adaptation strategies in the face of global climatic change. The volume centres on six detailed case studies, from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, the lower Danube basin and Tanzania, written by experienced local academics and practitioners. They assess autonomous adaptation in the freshwater sector, drawing out key lessons about what motivated these societies to change, which factors led to more successful adaptation, and how interventions may best be sustained. The volume also contains a global overview of the lessons derived from these experiences. It sheds light on two key theories: that vulnerability to climate change is best reduced by reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development first, or by reducing bio-physical risks from climate change. The publication also highlights the need to ensure that access to more precise climate change impact data is not used as an excuse to delay implementation of no regrets adaptation measures.
Categories: Law

Indirect effects of global climate change and the impact of extreme weather events on the German food system

Indirect effects of global climate change and the impact of extreme weather events on the German food system

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: 1,3, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, language: English, abstract: The long-term reduction of hunger has recently slowed down as a result of ongoing ...

Author: Avigdor Burmeister

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668678880

Category: Nature

Page: 77

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Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: 1,3, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, language: English, abstract: The long-term reduction of hunger has recently slowed down as a result of ongoing global climate change, increasing climate variability, and extreme weather events, disrupting our global food system. The direct impacts of climate change in Germany are expected to be comparably low and the ability to adapt to these impacts is high. However, it is likely that Germany, as part of a highly interconnected world, may become increasingly affected by climate change impacts in other world regions. This thesis investigates how adverse effects of global climate change can be transferred across borders to demonstrate the various potential indirect impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on food systems. Moreover, this study seeks to assess how far the direct effects on agricultural productivity abroad and the disruption of transportation-related infrastructures can affect the German food system to depict its level of exposure to the indirect effects of global climate change via trade of agricultural commodities. The results show that Germany is heavily dependent on the import of soybeans, palm oil, bananas, and coffee from increasingly vulnerable trading partners outside of Europe. The direct impact on the production of these commodities represents a significant threat to the German food system via trade. The evidence suggests that improved understanding of the indirect impacts of climate change on food systems is needed to be able to adapt to the full range of risks from climate change, climate variability and extreme events on agricultural production.
Categories: Nature

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

Risks. Through. Soil. Ecosystem. Services. Marcela C. Pagano Abstract Global change will cause marked climatic alterations on a local ... in order to attain a better understanding of ecosystems and disaster risk, especially in Brazil.

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642311109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 692

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​There has been some degree of reluctance in the past to consider disaster risk management within the mainstream of adaptation to climate variability and climate change. However, there is now wide recognition of the need to incorporate disaster risk management concerns in dealing with such phenomena. There is also a growing awareness of the necessity for a multi-sectoral approach in managing the effects of climate variability and climate change, since this can lead to a significant reduction of risk. This book presents the latest findings from scientific research on climate variation, climate change and their links with disaster risk management. It showcases projects and other initiatives in this field that are being undertaken in both industrialised and developing countries, by universities and scientific institutions, government bodies, national and international agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders. Finally, it discusses current and future challenges, identifying opportunities and highlighting the still unrealised potential for promoting better understanding of the connections between climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management worldwide.
Categories: Business & Economics