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Climate Change: Science Compendium 2009

Description: This Climate Change Science Compendium, based on the wealth of peer-reviewed research published by researchers and institutions since 2006, has been compiled by UNEP in response to that request. The findings indicate that ever more rapid environmental change is underway with the pace and the scale of climate change accelerating, along with the confidence among researchers in their forecasts. The Compendium will provide important insights into the rapidly developing and fast moving realm of climate science so that the choices made by leaders in Copenhagen in December are informed by the best and the latest research available to the international community.
Date: May 2010
Creator: McMullen, Catherine P. & Jabbour, Jason
Partner: UNT Libraries

Habitats at Risk: Global Warming and Species Loss in Globally Significant Terrestrial Ecosystems

Description: This report studies how global warming could affect the planet's "crown jewels" of nature and rates Canada among those most vulnerable. Released by the David Suzuki Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund, the report highlights the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: February 2002
Creator: Malcolm, Jay R.; Liu, Canran; Miller, Laurie B.; Allutt, Tom & Hansen, Lara
Partner: UNT Libraries

No Place to Hide:: Effects of Climate Change on Protected Areas

Description: This paper considers the potential impacts of climate change on protected areas (PAs) and actions that can be taken to mitigate them. Recent research suggests that the types of environmental changes predicted in climatic models are now taking place. Studies of many animals and plants that show significant alterations in range or behaviour find that the most consistent explanation for these is climate change. These impacts may necessitate a fundamental rethinking in the approach to protection. Protected areas are rooted in the concept of permanence: protection works best as a conservation tool if the area remains protected for the foreseeable future. But under climate change, species for which a particular protected area was established may no longer survive there. Some protected areas - for instance in coastal, arctic and mountain regions - may disappear altogether in their current form.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Ervin, Jamison
Partner: UNT Libraries

United Nations Environment Programme 2009 Annual Report

Description: The 2009 UNEP annual report provides detailed information about various UNEP activities during the year of 2009, including analysis of the outcome of the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference. The report emphasizes the need to mobilize behind climate action in 2009 and to continue to ensure that environmental sustainability is recognized both as a legitmate goal in itself and as a means to achieving all other development objectives including the Millennium Development Goals.
Date: February 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Partner: UNT Libraries

Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future

Description: This report outlines the strategic direction of the energy sector to meet its growing energy demand in an environmentally-sustainable manner over the next two decades, and presents a pathway of policy frameworks and financing mechanisms to get there. This study found that large-scale deployment of energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can simultaneously stabilize East Asia’s CO2 emissions by 2025 and significantly improve the local environment and enhance energy security, without compromising economic growth.
Date: May 2010
Creator: World Bank
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals: examples from temperate regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile

Description: This article discusses ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals, as well as the interdisciplinary and interagency cooperation required for the success of conservation work.
Date: 2004
Creator: Jax, Kurt, 1958- & Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences