Environmental Science

Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change

Editors: Nautiyal, S., Rao, K.S., Kaechele, H., Raju, K.V., Schaldach, R. (Eds.)

  • Combating the effects of climate change on human systems calls for integrated interdisciplinary research
  • Reports on the present knowledge systems in a third world country which has always practiced a live and let live philosophy
  • Provides valuable information for understanding the complexity of socio-ecological systems in relation to the projected impacts of climate change
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Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto "Germany and India - Infinite Opportunities." This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change: Prologue

    Nautiyal, Sunil (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Accepting Climate Change Challenges: Gambling with the Future or Path-Finding for Long-Term Sustainability?

    Kropp, J. P.

    Pages 7-24

  • Ethics of International Action on Climate Change: How Would Mahatma Gandhi Have Looked at it?

    Nadkarni, M. V.

    Pages 25-38

  • Ethical Analysis of the Global Climate Dilemma

    Rao, S. L.

    Pages 39-55

  • Ecosystem-Resilience: A Long Journey to Nature Policy

    Pandit, Giridhari Lal

    Pages 57-85

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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52388-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change
Editors
  • Sunil Nautiyal
  • K.S. Rao
  • Harald Kaechele
  • K.V. Raju
  • Rüdiger Schaldach
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36143-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36143-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36142-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52388-9
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 720
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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