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An Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century - J. C. I. Dooge

An Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century

By: J. C. I. Dooge (Editor), G. T. Goodman (Editor), J. W. M. la Riviere (Editor), Julia Marton-Lefevre (Editor), Timothy O'Riordan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th July 1992
ISBN: 9780521437615
Number Of Pages: 340

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This volume brings together the understanding and the judgement of the world's scientific community on the issues of highest priority for the future of the environment and development. It looks beyond the state-of-the-art and formulates the environment and development research agenda, and identifies the scientific knowledge base which will be needed for rational policy decisions during the coming decades. Diverse topics such as population, land use, energy and global cycles are covered under sixteen themes which have been grouped into three sections: Problems of Environment and Development, Scientific Understanding of the Earth System, and Responses and Strategies. All the contributions were developed at an invited conference convened by the International Council of Scientific Unions and provide a significant input to the forthcoming UN Conference on Environment and Development.

General introduction
Conference statement
Keynote speeches
Problems of Environment and Development: Introduction
Population and natural resource use
Agriculture land use and degradation
Industry and waste
Energy
Health
Scientific Understanding of the Earth System: Introduction
Global cycles
Atmosphere and climate
Marine and coastal systems
Terrestrial systems
Freshwater resources
Biodiversity
Responses and Strategies: Introduction
Quality of life
Public awareness, science and the environment
Capacity building
Policies for technology
Institutional arrangements
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521437615
ISBN-10: 052143761X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 27th July 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.79 x 21.13  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.92