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Climate Change Research at Universities

Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter (Ed.)

  • Is the only book to offer an overview research in climate change from the perspective of all of the natural and social sciences
  • Gathers information on projects and research on climate change adaption and mitigation
  • Provides information of interest to a wide audience—academics, policy-makers, managers and students
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About this book

This unique book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences.

Numerous universities worldwide pursue state-of-the-art research on climate change, focussing on mitigation of its effects as well as human adaptation to it. However, the 2015 Paris 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 21)” demonstrated that there is still much room for improvement in the role played by universities in international negotiations and decision-making on climate change.

To date, few scientific meetings have provided multidisciplinary perspectives on climate change in which researchers across the natural and social sciences could come together to exchange research findings and discuss methods relating to climate change mitigation and adaption studies. As a result the published literature has also lacked a broad perspective. This book fills that gap and is of interest to all researchers and policy-makers concerned with global climate change regardless of their area of expertise.

About the authors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DL, DLitt, DEd) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He is the Director of the "International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and founding editor of the "Climate Change Management Series", serving in the editorial board of various journals. He has in excess of 300 publications to his credit, and over 25 years of research experience on the connections between environmental management, sustainability, climate and human behaviour.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Integrating Farmer’s Traditional Knowledge and Practices into Climate Change Sectoral Development Planning: Case Studies from India

    Madan, Nidhi

    Pages 3-18

  • Roof Top Farming a Solution to Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation for Cities

    Gupta, Gunjan (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Modeling and Monitoring of Air Quality in Greater Cairo Region, Egypt Using Landsat-8 Images, HYSPLIT and GIS Based Analysis

    Moawad, Moawad Badawy (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Going Fossil Free: A Lesson in Climate Activism and Collective Responsibility

    Godoy, Eric S.

    Pages 55-67

  • Philippine Higher Education Institutions’ Responses to Climate Change

    Cuaresma, Jocelyn C.

    Pages 69-93

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58214-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58213-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change Research at Universities
Book Subtitle
Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58214-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58214-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58213-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 575
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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