Climate change in the Mediterranean socio-economic perspectives of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation

The book begins with a broad global overview of the probable economic and social consequences of climate change. The authors then focus on the issue of water resources and assess a range of potential problems such as increasing droughts, adequate irrigation, reduced water quality and population migr...

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Main Author: Giupponi, Carlo
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Shechter, Mordechai
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham E. Elgar c2003
Series:Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) series on economics and the environment
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Summary:The book begins with a broad global overview of the probable economic and social consequences of climate change. The authors then focus on the issue of water resources and assess a range of potential problems such as increasing droughts, adequate irrigation, reduced water quality and population migration due to severe shortages. They move on to examine issues surrounding land use including desertification, degradation, agriculture and waste management. Finally, they investigate the coastal zones of the Mediterranean which are economically vulnerable to variations in climate due to their reliance on tourism. The book integrates methodological and empirical issues, provides interdisciplinary analyses of the effects of climate change and explores policy implications for the future
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. The issues : socio-economic impacts, vulnerability and adaptation -- pt. 3. Climate change and Mediterranean water resources -- pt. 4. Climate change and Mediterranean land uses -- pt. 5. Climate change and Mediterranean coastal areas
Physical Description:xix, 332 p ill
ISBN:1843761548
9781843761549
9781781950258