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Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: Manila, Philippines, 15-19 January 1996

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The Regional Workshop on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific was attended by more than 100 technical and policy experts from 20 countries and territories. The topical areas were agriculture, forests, coastal resources, and water resources, and selected papers on these topics appear in this book. In addition, the first paper presents the general workshop conclusions and recommendations. The 20 peer-reviewed papers, most of which are written by researchers in Asian and Pacific ...
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Overview

The Regional Workshop on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific was attended by more than 100 technical and policy experts from 20 countries and territories. The topical areas were agriculture, forests, coastal resources, and water resources, and selected papers on these topics appear in this book. In addition, the first paper presents the general workshop conclusions and recommendations. The 20 peer-reviewed papers, most of which are written by researchers in Asian and Pacific developing countries, are a significant contribution to the understanding of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in Asia and the Pacific.
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Contains 20 papers from the January 1996 workshop, plus an overview paper with workshop conclusions and recommendations. Papers report on ongoing climate vulnerability and adaptation studies in the Pacific Rim countries and oceanic island states, concentrating on issues of sea level rise, fresh water supply, food production, and changes due to the greenhouse effect. Subjects include potential impacts of climate change on pasture and cattle production in Mongolia, shoreline stabilization approaches in response to sea level rise, and tropical cyclones and coastal inundation under enhanced greenhouse conditions. Includes b&w photos and maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792342045
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1996
  • Edition description: Reprinted from WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION, 92:1-2, 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: Workshop Summary; L. Amadore, et al. Climate Change in Asia: A Review of the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Crop Production; A. Iglesias, et al. Effects of Interannual Climate Variability and Climate Change on Rice Yield in Java, Indonesia; I. Amien, et al. Vulnerability of Rice and Corn to Climate Change in the Philippines; R.D. Buan, et al. Assessing Impacts of Climatic Variations on Foodgrain Production in Bangladesh; Z. Karim, et al. Agricultural Vulnerability and Adaptation to Global Warming in China; Lin Erda. The Impacts of Potential Climate Change and Climate Variability on Simulated Maize Production in China; Wang Jinghua, Lin Erda. Vulnerability of Sri Lanka Tea Production to Global Climate Change; M.A. Wijeratne. The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Pasture and Cattle Production in Mongolia; B. Bolortsetseg, G. Tuvaansuren. Modeling Potential Changes of Forest Area in Thailand under Climate Change; K. Boonpragob, J. Santisirisomboon. Vulnerability and Adaptation of the Larch Forest in Eastern Siberia to Climate Change; K.I. Kobak, et al. Potential Impact of Global Climate Change on Forest Distribution in Sri Lanka; S. Somaratne, A.H. Dhanapala. Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise on the Coastal Resources of Manila Bay: A Preliminary Vulnerability Assessment; R.T. Perez, et al. Shoreline Stabilization Approaches in Response to Sea Level Rise: U.S. Experience and Implications for Pacific Island and Asian Nations; S.P. Leatherman. Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Inundation under Enhanced Greenhouse Conditions; A.B. Pittock, et al. Vulnerability of Bangladesh to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise through Tropical Cyclones and Storm Surges; A. Ali. Vulnerability and Adaptation of Hong Kong to Weather-Induced Hazards under Climate Change Conditions; A.M. Jose, et al. Vulnerability of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change in the Tropical Pacific Region; G.A. Meehl. Integrated Model Systems for National Assessments of the Effects of Climate Change: Applications in New Zealand and Bangladesh; R.A. Warrick, et al. A Process for Evaluating Anticipatory Adaptation Measures for Climate Change; J.B. Smith, et al. Workshop Participants. Author Index. Key Word Index.
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