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The Resource Climate change and natural disasters : transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future, Vinod Thomas

Climate change and natural disasters : transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future, Vinod Thomas

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Climate change and natural disasters : transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future
Title
Climate change and natural disasters
Title remainder
transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future
Statement of responsibility
Vinod Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters--the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards. What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it"--
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Vinod
Dewey number
363.738/747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.T488 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climatic changes
  • Natural disasters
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable development
Label
Climate change and natural disasters : transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future, Vinod Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Enter climate change -- Mitigation and prevention -- The knowledge-action gap -- Pursuit of economic growth -- Climate crisis and response -- The anatomy of climate-related natural disasters -- Anthropogenic link to climate-related hazards -- Exposure -- Vulnerability -- The rising threat of climate-related natural disasters -- Global -- Asia and the Pacific -- Challenge for the Philippines -- Climate change mitigation -- Carbon pricing -- Removing fossil-fuel subsidies -- Renewable energy -- Nuclear energy -- Energy efficiency -- Forest management and protection -- Urban resilience and mitigation -- Mitigation: win-win and net-win -- Climate adaptation and disaster management -- Disaster management cycle -- Social safety nets -- Governance -- Information technology -- Transforming mindsets, motivations, and politics -- Bridging the knowledge gap -- Politics of climate change -- Carbon strategies and technological fixes -- Underinvestment in disaster risk reduction -- Role of multilateral development banks -- Being better prepared -- A new development paradigm
Control code
ocn951742596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 157 pages
Isbn
9781412864404
Lccn
2016027013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951742596
Label
Climate change and natural disasters : transforming economies and policies for a sustainable future, Vinod Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Enter climate change -- Mitigation and prevention -- The knowledge-action gap -- Pursuit of economic growth -- Climate crisis and response -- The anatomy of climate-related natural disasters -- Anthropogenic link to climate-related hazards -- Exposure -- Vulnerability -- The rising threat of climate-related natural disasters -- Global -- Asia and the Pacific -- Challenge for the Philippines -- Climate change mitigation -- Carbon pricing -- Removing fossil-fuel subsidies -- Renewable energy -- Nuclear energy -- Energy efficiency -- Forest management and protection -- Urban resilience and mitigation -- Mitigation: win-win and net-win -- Climate adaptation and disaster management -- Disaster management cycle -- Social safety nets -- Governance -- Information technology -- Transforming mindsets, motivations, and politics -- Bridging the knowledge gap -- Politics of climate change -- Carbon strategies and technological fixes -- Underinvestment in disaster risk reduction -- Role of multilateral development banks -- Being better prepared -- A new development paradigm
Control code
ocn951742596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 157 pages
Isbn
9781412864404
Lccn
2016027013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951742596

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