Item description for Global Environmental Risk by Jeanne X. Kasperson & Roger E. Kasperson...
Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to register a destructive toll on the planetary environment. At root, research on global environmental risk seeks new pathways for reversing unsustainable trends, curtailing ongoing destructive activities, and creating a life-sustaining planet. 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. Particular attention trains on engaging, in ways conducive to enhancing social learning and adaptation, the large uncertainties inherent in these risks.
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Studio: United Nations University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2001
Publisher United Nations University Press
ISBN 9280810278 ISBN13 9789280810271
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More About Jeanne X. Kasperson & Roger E. Kasperson
Jeanne X. Kasperson was the Research Librarian and Research Associate Professor at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, Massachusetts.
Jeanne X. Kasperson has an academic affiliation as follows - The Brookings Institution.