Nato ASI Subseries I:

Climate Change and World Food Security

Editors: Downing, Thomas E. (Ed.)

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In the last half decade since sustainable development became a serious objective, what have we achieved? Are livelihoods more secure? Are nations wealthier and more resilient? Is environmental quality being restored or maintained? These are essential questions of development. Their answers are many, varied between communities and regions, even between individuals. Two years ago, in the aftermath of the Earth Summit and ratification of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, but before the first Conference of Parties, I participated in a panel at the inaugural Oxford Environment Conference on Climate Change and World Food Security. The panel vigorously reviewed issues of resilient development and food security. This book is a product of the Oxford Environment Conference. It takes the essential questions of sustainability as a starting point to focus on present food security and its future prospects in the face of climate change. Why is this book important? First, I believe our goals to end hunger are under threat. We know what to do in many respects, but fail to generate the finances and political will to change the structures that thrive on poverty. Second, I believe concern about the environment has become dangerously separated from the fundamental issues of human deprivation. Third, I believe climate change is a serious threat and I am dismayed at the way nations dither over how to control greenhouse gas emissions and mechanisms to meet the challenge of adverse climate impacts.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Downing, Thomas E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Towards a Food-Secure World: Prospects and Trends

    Chen, Robert S. (et al.)

    Pages 23-51

  • Demand and Supply: Trends in Global Agriculture

    Crosson, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • The Future of Climate: Potential for Interaction and Surprises

    Schneider, Stephen H.

    Pages 77-113

  • Impacts of Potential Climate Change on Global and Regional Food Production and Vulnerability

    Fischer, G√ľunther (et al.)

    Pages 115-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and World Food Security
Editors
  • Thomas E. Downing
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
37
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61086-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61086-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64687-4
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 662
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