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Global Environmental Risk

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 592
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.III.A.9

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Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to take toll on the environment. This book takes stock of the distinctive challenges posed by global environmental risks, the capacity of knowledge systems to identify and characterize such risks, and the competence of human society to manage the unprecedented complexity. Various chapters enlist different scales of analysis to explore the manifestation and causes of global environmental risks in all the diversity of their regional expression.