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By A. Marquina

This compendium looks at Asian and ecu guidelines for facing weather switch, and attainable affects on conflicts and protection. It clarifies the affects of weather change on common assets, at the frequency and enlargement of natural disasters and the repercussions for environmentally-induced migration.

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Global Warming and Climate Change: Prospects and Policies in Asia and Europe

This compendium looks at Asian and ecu regulations for facing weather swap, and attainable affects on conflicts and protection. It clarifies the affects of weather change on common assets, at the frequency and growth of natural disasters and the repercussions for environmentally-induced migration.

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But climate shocks also wear down longterm opportunities for human development, undermining productivity and eroding human capabilities. Climate shocks already figure prominently in the lives of the poor, increasing their risks and vulnerabilities. But, how much should be done to respond to the challenge of climate change? What is it technically possible to do? And, since the problem is global in scope, what and when can all or most of the world agree to do? What economic and social costs have to be borne and by whom?

Pdf. United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP (2009) From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment (Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP). Vulnerability to climate change is a function of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity (IPCC-TAR) That conclusion is confirmed in its 4th Assessment Report. hm-treasury. htm (accessed 10 October 2008). United Nations Development Programme, UNDP (2008) Human Development Report (New York: UNDP). The estimation of key vulnerabilities in any system, and damage implied, will depend on exposure (the rate and magnitude of climate change), sensitivity (which is determined in part and where relevant by development status) and adaptive capacity.

There is greater confidence in the projected regional patterns of climate change and in the projections of regional impacts, enabling better identification of particularly vulnerable systems, sectors and regions. Moreover, there is increased evidence that low-latitude and less-developed areas generally face greater risk, for example in dry areas and megadeltas. New studies confirm that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents because of the range of projected impacts, multiple stresses and low adaptive capacity.

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