Middle East Studies

Climate Change and Developing Countries

Author: Taylor, Dan 

Author: Brokensha, David 

Title: Climate change and threatened communities : vulnerability, capacity, and action / edited by A. Peter Castro, Dan Taylor, and David W. Brokensha 

Imprint: Rugby, Warwickshire : Practical Action Publishing, c2012 

Description:vi, 216 p. ; 24 cm 


Summary:This book presents 15 case studies from across the globe examining how communities and their members are responding to challenges and opportunists presented by climate change. 

ISBN: 9781853397356 

OCLC #: 792889408 

Call #: QC903.2.D44 C55 2012   


Title: Climate change and agricultural water management in developing countries / edited by Chu Thai Hoanh, Robyn Johnston, and Vladimir Smakhtin (International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka) 

Imprint: Wallingford, OxfordshireUK : CABI ; Colombo, Sri Lanka : in association with International Water Management Institute (IWMI), 2016 

Description: 1 online resource (xi, 227 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts 

Summary: This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students.  

Contents: Content 

OCLC #: 1cabi20153417459 

Location:  Web E-books 

Title: Climate change in developing countries : results from the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme / edited by M.A. van Drunen, R. Lasage and C. Dorland, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Imprint: Wallingford, OxfordshireUK : CABI, 2006 

Description: 1 online resource (x, 190 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts 

Summary: This book provides a comprehensive information source on The Netherlands Climatic Change Studies Assistance Programme (NCCSAP) and describes the achievements and experiences in the countries involved, i.e., Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mongolia, Senegal, Suriname, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe. The NCCSAP was launched in 1996 and aims to help developing countries to prepare their National Communications and to undertake capacity building, education and training activities. This book also aims to provide valuable input to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change Fourth Assessment Report. Four sections are included in the book, viz., introduction and methodology; country experiences and highlights; cross-country syntheses; and evaluation, lessons learned and outlook. The first section provides a general introduction to the NCCSAP and presents summaries of the methodologies used in the studies. Section 2 is the core of the book wherein representatives of the countries have summarized one of their studies and reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of the approach they adopted. The third section presents a cross-country synthesis for each of the sectors assessed in the countries. It also provides a cross-country analysis of the National Communications. The last section evaluates the activities in the programme in terms of content and process. Topics addressed include capacity building in the participating countries, coordination and programme management, scientific quality of studies, policy relevance of activities, contribution to climate policy development, contribution to awareness raising, donor activities and policy, etc. Experiences and lessons learned are identified and discussed. Furthermore, recommendations for future activities are discussed 


OCLC #: 1cabi20063218940 

Location: Web E-books 


Author: Ganpat, Wayne G., editor 

Title: Impacts of climate change on food security in small island developing states / Wayne G. Ganpat and Wendy-Ann P. Isaac, editors 

Imprint: Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, [2015] 

Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 439 pages) 

Summary: "This book discusses the repercussions of a shifting climate on food production and availability in small island nations covering topics relevant to crop management, sustainable development, and livestock management on island territories"-- Provided by publisher 

OCLC #: 894554065 

Location: Web E-books 


Author: Gurenko, Eugene 

Imprint: London : Earthscan, 2007 

Description: p. 596-688 : ill., map ; 26 cm 

Summary: Climate change brings about a new set of major economic risks arising from changing weather patterns, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Most at risk are developing countries who, despite considerable post-disaster donor aid, have been bearing the major brunt of disaster-related losses. One adaptation solution that is rapidly gaining the support of countries and international donors is a risk transfer to the global reinsurance and capital markets. This volume, a special issue of the journal Climate Policy, explores the role that insurance-based mechanisms can play in helping developing countries prepare for climate change. It offers a unique and comprehensive perspective on the potential role of insurance solutions in global adaptation to climate change and attempts to engender debate on the role of insurance in reducing global emissions and encouraging climate-friendly corporate behavior. https://books.google.com/books/about/Climate_Change_and_Insurance.html?id=IWo0hG3clX0C&source=kp_book_description 

ISBN: 9781844074839 

OCLC #: 159957903 


Author: Leary, Neil 

Title: Climate change and vulnerability / edited by Neil Leary ... [et al.] 

Imprint: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008 

Description: xviii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm 

OCLC #: 165410857 

Call #:  QC981.8.C5 C5625 2008 


Author: Maharjan, K. L. 

Author:Joshi, Niraj Prakash 

Title: Climate change, agriculture and rural livelihoods in developing countries / Keshav Lall Maharjan, Niraj Prakash Joshi 

Imprint: Tokyo ; New York : Springer, c2013 

Description: 1 online resource 


Contents: Background Information on Climate Change and Agriculture -- Global Scenario of Greenhouse Gas Emission -- Effects of Climate Change on Plant and Animal Physiology -- Agriculture in International Climate Change Negotiations -- Cost and Opportunities from Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture -- Methodologies to Assess the Impact of Climate Change in Agriculture -- Effects of Climate Change on Regional Agriculture Production, Food Price and Food Insecurity -- Climate Change in Nepalese Context: Impacts, Mitigation Issues, and Relation with Poverty -- Effect of Climate Variables on Yield of Major Food-Crops in Nepal: A Time-Series Analysis -- Community Perceptions of Climate Change and Its Impacts 

OCLC #: 844730349 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #: QC981.8.C5 .M34 2013   


Author: Dinar, Ariel, 1947- 

Imprint: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2009 

Description: 1 online resource (vii, 246 p.) : ill., maps (some col.) 

Summary: This text features a study which examines 22 countries across four continents including both developed and developing economies. It looks at the impact of climate change on agriculture and provides a good analytical basis for additional work 

OCLC #: 505430110 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #:S589.75 .M46 2009eb   


Author: Ravindranath, N. H 

Author: Sathaye, Jayant A 

Imprint: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2002 

Description: xii, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm 

Summary: Climate change is one of the most important global environmental problems with unique characteristics. It is global, long-term (up to several centuries) and involves complex interactions between climatic, environmental, economic, political, institutional and technological pressures. Climate change has significant international and intergenerational implications for equity and sustainable development. Further, decision-making and actions to stabilize climate change are characterized by i) uncertainty and risks associated with projecting changes in climate, ii) future impacts on natural and socio-economic systems, and iii) population and economic growth. Developing countries have a larger stake in devising ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as they are most vulnerable to its adverse impacts. Thus, developing countries need full access to information on all aspects of climate change, including the contribution of countries and regions to the growth in greenhouse gas emissions, changes in regional climate, impacts of projected climate change on ecosystems and the economy, technology and capital needs to mitigate and adapt to climate change, implications of addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation on equity and sustainable development, and global mechanisms to address climate change and their implications. 

ISBN: 50164541 

Call #: QC982.5 .R39 2002 

Author: Strzepek, Kenneth M 

Author: Smith, Joel B 

Imprint: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Published for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Climate Change Division by Cambridge University Press, 1995 

Description: xviii, 213 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm 

Summary: The book is a result of a U.S. EPA study involving over 150 scientists from a wide range of countries. The EPA study follows an earlier EPA study on ‘The Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on the United States’. The present study is global, with a focus on the developing countries. Sectoral studies were undertaken on food supply, river basins, sea level rise, human health, and forests. A chapter each is devoted to assessing potential climate change impacts on these sectors in a range of developing countries. The sectoral chapter studies distill an incredible amount of research coordinated across dozens of countries, making this one of the largest ever coherent impacts studies. The penultimate chapter describes a more integrated assessment of climate change impacts, where the case study region is Egypt. The final chapter is devoted to a discussion of adaptation policy. An executive summary of the results is also provided. The material is presented in a clear and accessible manner, though much of the modelling detail is left to references, which is to be expected in a book of 213 pages that covers as much ground as this one does. (Book review: https://search.proquest.com/docview/198488227?pq-origsite=gscholar) 


ISBN: 0521467969 (pb) 

OCLC #:32087780 

Call #:QC981.8.C5 A86 1995   

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