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Cover for Assessing the climate change risk of a coastal-island destination.

This chapter begins with a brief review of the coverage on coastal tourism in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, including the relative state of knowledge regionally and identified knowledge gaps. The discussion then outlines the multiple and interdependent impacts of climate change that must be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Verkoeyen, S.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change governance and trade policy: challenges for travel and tourism in Small Island Developing States.

This chapter first provides a brief overview of the climate change impact on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and then focuses on the intersection between trade policy, tourism and climate change governance. Specific attention is given to the policy dimension in the aviation and maritime...

Author(s)
Nurse, K.; Edwards, D.; Dookie, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future for peas and beans.

This chapter discusses the constraints and opportunities as well as the future for peas and beans (focusing on faba and Phaseolus beans). Their varietal performance, yield, quality, resistance to pests and diseases, drought tolerance, breeding technologies, food uses and processing developments are ...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and agricultural water management in Developing Countries.

This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an overview of global assessment of climate change impacts and water...

Author(s)
Hoanh, C. T.; Johnston, R.; Smakhtin, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book
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Cover for Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management.

Groundwater resources in transboundary aquifers may cushion climate change and other impacts of anthropogenic change through irrigation development, which in turn can enhance food security, livelihood benefits and poverty reduction in developing countries. Such resources present significant water...

Author(s)
Villholth, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate extremes, disasters and health.

This chapter focuses on health and economic impacts of disasters, including climate extremes. The economic losses from weather- and climate-related disasters and the difference in disaster costs and deaths between developed and developing countries are described. The types of disasters...

Author(s)
Honda, Y.; Oki, T.; Kanae, S.; Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Markets, trends and outlook.

This chapter explores the impacts of the overall changes, viz., economic development and environmental protection efforts, to the markets, trends and outlook of poplars and willows. The changes focused in this chapter include: economic development specifically globalization and the shifts of...

Author(s)
Ma Qiang; Lebedys, A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Channelling the future? The use of seasonal climate forecasts in climate adaptation.

This chapter contributes to understanding the context of risk management by bringing together a diversity of literatures pertinent to the use of seasonal climate forecasts (SCFs). In particular, it examines the role of such forecasts in assisting agricultural producers to adapt to climate...

Author(s)
Rickards, L.; Howden, M.; Crimp, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Small Island States - canaries in the coal mine of climate change and health.

This chapter describes the geography, population and demography, economy and health status of small island developing states (SIDS). The drivers of the vulnerability of SIDS to the impacts of climate change (natural disasters, extreme weather events) and some of the key health risks and adaptive...

Author(s)
Hanna, E. G.; McIver, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Virus disease problems facing potato industries worldwide: viruses found, climate change implications, rationalizing virus strain nomenclature, and addressing the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Potato virus Y</i> issue.

This chapter emphasizes recent information or aspects previously not addressed fully regarding potato viruses. It starts by discussing briefly the viruses known to infect the crop, their relative importance, and the likelihood that more than the 50 or so currently known viruses will emerge as...

Author(s)
Jones, R. A. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter

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