Environment and Development Challenges

The Imperative to Act

Edited by Robert Watson

University of Tokyo Press

Environment and Development Challenges

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Pub Date: December 2016

ISBN: 9784130671200

284 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $40.00£32.95

Environment and Development Challenges

The Imperative to Act

Edited by Robert Watson

University of Tokyo Press

The Blue Planet Prize, awarded by the Asahi Glass Foundation, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious international honors for scientists and researchers in environmental studies. This book features contributions from recent award winners eager to add their voices to the global debate over contemporary environmental and sustainable-development issues. They also discuss the correlation among environmental degradation, poverty, and violence.
1. Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, by Gro Harlem Brundtland, special envoy on Climate Change for the UN Secretary General
2. Our Unrecognized Emergency, by Paul R. Ehrich and Anne H. Ehrich, Stanford University
3. Emergence of BRICS and Climate Change, by Jose Goldemberg, secretary for the Environment of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Brazil's interim secretary of environment
4. Environment and Development Challenges: Imperative of a Carbon Fee and Dividend, by James E. Hansen, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
5. The Global Transition beyond Fossil Fuels, by Amory B. Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Jose Goldemberg
6. The Ecosystem Approach for Understanding and Resolving Environmental Problems, by Gene E. Likens, director of the Carey Institute Ecosystem Studies
7. Global Warming and Water Resources, by Syukuro Manabe, senior scientist, Princeton University
8. Underlying Drivers of Change and their Inter-relationships: Demographic Changes, by Robert May, former chief scientific advisor to the UK Government and president of Royal Society of London 
9. Ecosystem Services: Protecting out Heritage and Life Support System, by Harold Mooney, Stanford University
10. The Policy-Science Nexus: An Area for Improved Competence in Leadership, by Karl-Henrik Robert, Blekinge Institute of Technology, founder of the Natural Step
11. In Search of a Green Equitable Economy, by Emil Salim, former environment minister of the Republic of Indonesia
12. Seawater-based Carbon Sequestration: The Key to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption, by Gordon H. Sato, president, Manzanar Project Corporation, and Samuel N. Welderufael
13. Irreversibility of Climate Change because of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Increases, by Susan Solomon, senior scientist, Aeronomy Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
14. Climate Change, Economics, and a New Energy-Industrial Revolution, by Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics
15. Rio+20: Green Economy with Inclusive Growth, by M. S. Swaminathan, founder and chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
16. Agriculture and Food Security, by Robert Watson
17. Current Project State of the Global and Regional Environment: Imprecations for Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability, by Robert Watson
18. Innovation and Grassroots Action, by Bunker Roy, founder of Barefoot College
19. Adapting to Climate Change, by Saleemul Huq, senior fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development
20. The Importance of Good Governance, by Camilla Toulmin, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development
21. Biodiversity: Conserving the Foundation of Sustainable Development, by Will Turner, vice president of Conservation Priorities and Outreach, Conservation International, et al.
22. Climate Change: Protecting Biodiversity and Harnessing Nature's Climate Solutions, by Will Turner et al.
23. Ecosystem Services: Accounting for the Benefits that Nature Provides to Humanity, by Will Turner et al.

About the Author

Robert Watson is chief scientific advisor for the UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and chair of environmental science and science director at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia.