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Climate Change Action Week 2021
Welcome to the MIC libguide on Climate Change! On this page, you will find resources and information relating to climate change, such as books and e-books, as well as links to interactive websites, competitions and events. We hope you find this guide useful and informative.
Books on Climate Change
Teaching Climate Change in Primary Schools by Anne M. Dolan (Editor)This important and timely book provides an overview of climate change and highlights the importance of including climate change education in primary schools. It emphasises the importance of cross-curricular pedagogical approaches with a focus on climate justice, providing in-depth assistance for teaching children aged 3-13 years. Informed by up to date research, the book helps teachers to remain faithful to climate change science whilst not overwhelming children. Accompanied by online resources, this book includes practical and easy to follow ideas and lesson plans that will help teachers to include climate change education in their classrooms in a holistic, cross-curricular manner. Specific chapters address the following topics: * Inter-disciplinary approaches to climate change * Early childhood education * Pedagogies of hope * The importance of reflective practice * Ideas for including climate change education in curricular areas such as literacy, geography, science, history and the arts Designed to promote climate change education in primary schools, this resource will help primary teachers, student teachers, geography specialists and all those interested in climate change education develop their own conceptual knowledge and that of the children in their class.
Save the Planet by Natalia MarshallThe plight of the environment is now a top concern for many of us. We can all do more to become eco-friendly and help preserve our planet but knowing where to start can be difficult. 'Save the Planet' shows how small and simple changes can make a big difference without completely altering your current lifestyle.
Development and Climate Change 2010 by World Bank StaffToday's enormous development challenges are complicated by the reality of climate change-the two are inextricably linked and together demand immediate attention. Climate change threatens all countries, but particularly developing ones. Understanding what climate change means for development policy is the central aim of the World Development Report 2010.Estimates are that developing countries would bear some 75 to 80 percent of the costs of anticipated damages caused by the changing climate. Developing countries simply cannot afford to ignore climate change, nor can they focus on adaptation alone. So action to reduce vulnerability and lay the groundwork for a transition to low-carbon growth paths is imperative.The 'World Development Report 2010' explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. The authors examine how to integrate development realities into climate policy-in international agreements, in instruments to generate carbon finance, and in steps to promote innovation and the diffusion of new technologies. The 'World Development Report 2010' is an urgent call for action, both for developing countries who are striving to ensure policies are adapted to the realities and dangers of a hotter planet, and for high-income countries who need to undertake ambitious mitigation while supporting developing countries efforts. The authors argue that a climate-smart world is within reach if we act now to tackle the substantial inertia in the climate, in infrastructure, and in behaviors and institutions; if we act together to reconcile needed growth with prudent and affordable development choices; and if we act differently by investing in the needed energy revolution and taking the steps required to adapt to a rapidly changing planet.
Changing Climate by Green, JenIllustrated throughout, the books in this series are informative and well-researched and cover major themes including global warming, species extinction and depletion of fossil fuels.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Rooney, Anne'World at Risk' investigates some of the major environmental challenges that we face. These challenges arise from a rapidly growing world population, the pollution and waste generated by human activity and our demands on the Earth's limited resources.
Publication Date: 2010
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Thunberg, GretaIn August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, this is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)
This year, the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be held in Glasgow from the 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit aims to accelerate action towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
These goals include:
Secure global net zero emissions by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
Mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year
Work together to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society
For more information on COP26, including a schedule of events that will be streamed virtually, visit https://ukcop26.org/.
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URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development. It helps cities to develop practical solutions that are new and sustainable and that integrate economic, social and environmental urban topics. The programme is financed by the European Commission.
World's Largest Lesson produce creative tools for educators and action focused learning experiences for children and young people that build skills and motivation to take action for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability by C. Patrick Heidkamp (Editor); John Edward Morrissey (Editor)Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi-scalar complexities to create a more sustainable coastal zone. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes, which happen in situated, particular places. However, much contemporary discussion of transition is either aspatial or based on implicit assumptions about spatial homogeneity. This book addresses these limitations through an examination of socio-technological transitions with an explicitly spatial focus in the context of the coastal zone. The book begins by focusing on theoretical understandings of transition processes specific to the coastal zone and includes detailed empirical case studies. The second half of the book appraises governance initiatives in coastal zones and their efficacy. The authors conclude with an implicit theme of social and environmental justice in coastal sustainability transitions. Research will be of interest to practitioners, academics and decision-makers active in the sphere of coastal sustainability. The multi-disciplinary nature encourages accessibility for individuals working in the fields of Economic Geography, Regional Development, Public Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.
Publication Date: 2018-08-23
Managing Sustainable Tourism by David L. Edgell SrManaging Sustainable Tourism tackles the tough issues within the tourism industry, such as impacts on the natural and built environment and concerns for the history, heritage, and culture of local communities to provide answers that produce positive and quality economic growth for the tourism industry. It offers practical policies and plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations academic institutions, and governments at all levels, as well as developing management practices and philosophies for the protection of natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth. It also confronts and explains the challenges on the tourism industry with respect to overtourism, climate change and global warming. Since the second edition, there have been many important developments in the field of sustainable tourism, and this third edition presents updated research and information in the following ways: Updated content to reflect issues and trends, including new directions in sustainable tourism development; New and updated international case studies of successes and failures to reflect current challenges and practices; A partial history of sustainable tourism from ancient times to the present; New concepts in sustainable tourism practices such as overtourism and undertourism; Transformative leadership and policies and their impact on sustainable tourism development. This volume provides a wealth of information and guidance on managing sustainable tourism and it will be invaluable to educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, strategic planners and policymakers.
Publication Date: 2019-12-05
Weather, Climate and Climate Change by Greg O'Hare; John Sweeney; Rob WilbyA timely and accessible analysis of one of the most crucial and contentious issues facing the world today - the processes and consequences of natural and human induced changes in the structure and function of the climate system. Integrating the latest scientific developments throughout, the text centres on climate change control, addressing how weather and climate impact on environment and society.
Publication Date: 2014-05-22
Climate Psychology: On Indifference to Disaster by Hoggett, PaulThis book investigates the psycho-social phenomenon which is society’s failure to respond to climate change. It analyses the non-rational dimensions of our collective paralysis in the face of worsening climate change and environmental destruction, exploring the emotional, ethical, social, organizational and cultural dynamics to blame for this global lack of action. The book features eleven research projects from four different countries and is divided in two parts, the first highlighting novel methodologies, the second presenting new findings. Contributors to the first part show how a ‘deep listening’ approach to research can reveal the anxieties, tensions, contradictions, frames and narratives that contribute to people’s experiences, and the many ways climate change and other environmental risks are imagined through metaphor, imagery and dreams. Using detailed interview extracts drawn from politicians, scientists and activists as well as ordinary people, the second part of the book examines the many different ways in which we both avoid and square up to this gathering disaster, and the many faces of alarm, outrage, denial and indifference this involves. Paul Hoggett is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of West England, UK. Paul is the co-founder of the Climate Psychology Alliance, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and has worked as a group relations consultant over many years.
Publication Date: 2019
Ireland and the Climate Crisis by Robbins, DavidThis book provides a comprehensive overview of Ireland’s response to the climate crisis. The contributions, written by leading scholars across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and beyond, shed light on diverse aspects of the climate crisis, the factors shaping Ireland’s response, and prospects for the future. Long regarded as a ‘climate laggard’, Ireland’s response to the urgent societal challenge of climate change has seen new momentum in recent times. The volume will serve as a key reference point for academics, students, policymakers, and a wide range of stakeholders. It will be of interest to readers within Ireland, as well as further afield, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the constraints on, and opportunities for, successful climate action in Ireland.
A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources. Consists of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
NPG publishes journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine. Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and more high impact research and reviews than any science publisher
OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. We have access to the end of 2014 only.
A multi-disciplinary citation database covering over 10,000 of the world's highest impact research journals. It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).). It also provides cited reference searching.
(Provided by the University of Limerick)
A comprehensive database of development information covering more than 600 indicators from over 200 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.
All content from UKCOP26.org reproduced here is licensed under the Open Government Licence [https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/open-government-licence.htm].
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