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Global Sustainable Development Report 2015: Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Assessing Progress of Regions and Countries

 
P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti (Editor) R.K. Pachauri (Foroward)
Synopsis

A complex issue of global concern, dealing with climate change has emerged as the most defining challenge of the present, for the sustainable development of the future. Increasing emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), rising temperature, and the resulting changes in rainfall pattern, melting glaciers, rising sea level, and extreme climatic events are having profound impacts on almost every aspect of life on earth - water, food, human settlements, health, and risks of disasters - requiring a multidimensional approach for mitigation and adaptation at all levels and in all sectors.

While scientific assessments of climate risks have made tremendous advances in the recent years, there is hardly any progress in mitigating the emissions of GHGs and adapting to the impacts of climate change, as agreed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992.

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About the author

P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti

P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti is a senior IAS officer with extensive experience of dealing hands-on with various Natural and man-made disasters. He is presently Executive Director of the National Institute of Disaster Management New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Global Sustainable Development Report 2015: Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Assessing Progress of Regions and Countries
Format Softcover
Date published: 16.04.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 0199459177, 9780199459179
length xx+354p., Illustrations; Maps; Colour; 28cm.