Contributors ix Acknowledgements xi Part One Introduction 1 1 Human?Environment Interactions 3 Frances Harris Part Two Negotiating Environmental Science 19 2 From Science to Policy 21 Frances Harris 3 Confronting a Multitude of Multilateral Environmental Agreements 39 Anilla Cherian Part Three The Changing Surface of the Earth 63 4 Grappling with the Global Climate Challenge 65 Anilla Cherian 5 Understanding and Adapting to Sea-Level Rise 87 Patrick D. Nunn 6 Conserving Biodiversity and Natural Resources 105 Frances Harris Part Four Meeting Our Needs 131 7 Food Production and Supply 133 Guy M. Robinson and Frances Harris 8 Meeting Society?s Demand for Energy 167 Nick Petford Part Five Coping with Our Impact 201 9 Sustainable Urbanisation 203 Kenneth Lynch 10 Coping with Pollution: Dealing withWaste 237 Ros Taylor Part Six Conclusion 275 11 Sustainable Development: Negotiating the Future 277 Frances Harris List of Abbreviations and Acronyms 295 References 301 Index 333
Frances Harris is the editor of Global Environmental Issues, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.
This book on science and policy undoubtedly deserves awide audience of people interested in the environment. ( International Journal of Environment and pollution , 1November 2012) I highly recommend the thought provoking and solutionsoriented book GlobalEnvironmental Issues, 2nd Edition edited by FrancesHarris, to anyone involved in environmental science, geography,industry leaders, public policy makers, government officials,environmental NGOs, community groups, non-profit organizations,academics, and students at all levels who are seeking a clear andconcise examination of the many faceted issues surroundingenvironmental problems. This book will guide decision makers andeveryday people toward real solutions that consider all points ofview in an inclusive and understanding manner. ( Blog Business World , 16 August 2012)