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Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability

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Climate change is not only one of the greatest threats to modern civilization; it is also a great challenge to economic development in the 21st century. Global warming can lead to periods of both drought and intense rain, causing crops to fail and ruining the livelihoods of many in underdeveloped countries. The Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability is an authoritative reference source that offers a comprehensive and timely analysis of various aspects of global warming and its consequences. Featuring such topics as assessment of and adaption to climate change, water and its socio-economic impact, the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level, this expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, researchers, academicians, engineers, government executives, and other practitioners looking to make a difference in the treatment of our environment. This publication features timely research on subjects including, but not limited to, climate change and its effect on both urbanization and the trade competitiveness of different regions, water-related diseases flourishing due to climate change, health risks and rethinking health service provision, losses from natural disasters, farmers’ views on the environment, drought management policies, groundwater resource management, trends in long-term rainfall, fishery management and productivity, preserving biodiversity, and sustainable forest use.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Health
    1. Chapter 1: Exacerbating Health Risks in India due to Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOME THREATS TO HUMAN HEALTH: INDIAN CONTEXT
      4. SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF HEAT RELATED HEALTH IMPACTS
      5. INTEGRATING “CLIMATE CHANGE” AND “HEALTH ISSUES”: GAP IDENTIFICATION
      6. GAPS AND CHALLENGES
      7. ALTERNATE HEALTH POLICY REGIME AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 2: Climate Change, Human Health and Some Economic Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES, HUMAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      4. INFRASTRUCTURE, HUMAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      5. CLIMATE CHANGE, HUMAN HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
      6. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION OF SEVERAL POLICIES, HUMAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Health Impact of Water-Related Diseases in Developing Countries on Account of Climate Change – A Systematic Review
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: Heat Stress Vulnerability among Indian Workmen
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. BODY TEMPERATURE PROFILING
      6. OBSERVATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  8. Section 2: Vulnerability
    1. Chapter 5: Vulnerability to Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PROCESS OF INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT
      4. 3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. 4. VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
      6. 5. ESTIMATION OF VULNERABILITY INDICATORS
      7. 6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 6: Environmental Vulnerability to Climate Change in Mediterranean Basin
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MATERIAL AND METHODS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 7: Vulnerability to Local Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
      4. 3. PERCEPTIONS OF HOUSEHOLDS ON DROUGHT VULNERABILITY
      5. 4. TREND IN DROUGHT IMPACTS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
  9. Section 3: Natural Disaster
    1. Chapter 8: What Causes Economic Losses from Natural Disasters in India?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF NORMALISATION
      4. 3. DATA AND METHODS
      5. 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. 5. CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS AND POLICY SUGGESTIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 9: Evolution and Efficacy of Drought Management Policies and Programmes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY AREA, DATA AND METHODOLOGY
      4. NATURE OF DROUGHT VULNERABILITY IN BOLANGIR
      5. GRADUAL REFINEMENT OF DROUGHT MANAGEMENT POLICIES
      6. POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DROUGHT
      7. EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES IN DROUGHT MANAGEMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 4: Water
    1. Chapter 10: Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON GROUNDWATER RESOURCES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Assessment of Annual, Monthly, and Seasonal Trends in the Long Term Rainfall of the Garhwal Himalayas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY AREA
      4. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
  11. Section 5: Fishery
    1. Chapter 12: Impacts of Climate Change on Fish Productivity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CLIMATE CHANGE, ECOLOGICAL DEGRADATION, AND POLLUTION IN MUMBAI
      4. 3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      5. 4. PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS
      6. 5. RESULTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 13: Bioeconomic Fishery Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. COASTAL ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERY LINKAGES: THE GLOBAL SCENARIO
      3. 2. TRADITIONAL FISHERY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
      4. 3. ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACH TO FISHERIES
      5. 4. SUSTAINABILITY OF FISHERIES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
      6. 5. IMPORTANCE OF BIODIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AS ECOSYSTEM COMPONENTS
      7. 6. ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHERIES IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
  12. Section 6: Forestry
    1. Chapter 14: Assessing Urban Residents' Willingness to Pay for Preserving the Biodiversity of Swamp Forest
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX: THE FORMAT OF CV QUESTION
    2. Chapter 15: Sustainable Forest Use and India's Economic Growth
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MANY FACETS OF ECONOMY-FOREST INTERACTIONS
      4. FORWARD LINKAGE OF FORESTRY
      5. FORESTRY AND LOGGING: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION TO GDP
      6. PATTERN OF CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE ON FOREST PRODUCTS
      7. DIRECT FOREST INTENSITY AND SDA
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX 1: LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Improving Sustainability of the Environment in a Changing Climate
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. CLIMATE CHANGE, FORESTS AND REDD+
      4. BRIEF BACKGROUND OF REDD+ AND COUNTRY LEVEL EFFORTS
      5. WHAT DOES REDD+ BRING TO THE TABLE TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT?
      6. POTENTIAL CONSTRAINTS AND CHALLENGES OF REDD+
      7. ROUTING REDD+ THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY: AN AGENDA FOR RESEARCHERS?
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
  13. Section 7: Land and Adaptation
    1. Chapter 17: Lack of Land Tenure Security as Challenges to Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LAND TENURE SYSTEM: CONCEPT AND HISTORY
      4. 3. TENURE SECURITY: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND STATUS IN BIHAR
      5. 4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND TENURE SECURITY: AN ASSESSMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF BIHAR
      6. 5. IMPLICATION AND CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 18: Adaptation to Climate Change for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CLIMATE CHANGE
      4. 3. ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
      5. 4. ADAPTIVE CAPACITY
      6. 5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      7. 6. FUTURE ADAPTATIONS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Section 8: Agriculture
    1. Chapter 19: Climate Change and Agriculture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE
      5. MITIGATION
      6. ADAPTATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 20: Impact of Rapid Urbanization and Climate Change on Agricultural Productivity in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RAPID URBANIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      4. 3. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN THE CONTEXT OF RAPID URBANIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      5. 4. COUNTRY-BASED CLIMATE CHANGE STATUS IN AFRICA
      6. 5. CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE POLICIES IN AFRICA
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 21: Climate Change Mitigation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS CLIMATE MITIGATION?
      4. GREENHOUSE GAS CONCENTRATIONS AND STABILIZATION
      5. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
      6. NATIONAL MISSION FOR ENHANCED ENERGY EFFICIENCY
      7. REFERENCES
  15. Section 9: Adaptive Capability
    1. Chapter 22: Coastal Poverty, Resource-Dependent Livelihood, Climate Change, and Adaptation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      4. 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      5. 4. CONCLUSION AND GOVERNMENT POLICY
      6. REFERENCES
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 23: Climate Change and Adaptation through the Lens of Capability Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADAPTIVE CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY APPROACH: THE LINKAGES
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. STUDY SITES
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  16. Section 10: Industry
    1. Chapter 24: A Framework for Understanding Adaptation by Manufacturing Industries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 25: Temporal Data Analysis and Mining Methods for Modelling the Climate Change Effects on Malaysia's Oil Palm Yield at Different Regional Scales
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. THE METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
  17. Section 11: Trade
    1. Chapter 26: Climate Change, Trade Competitiveness, and Opportunity for Climate Friendly Goods in SAARC and Asia Pacific Regions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CFG TRADE ANALYSIS AND ITS IMPORTANCE
      5. DATA AND ANALYSIS OF TRADE PERFORMANCE OF CFG
      6. EVALUATION OF COMPETITIVENESS
      7. POTENTIAL TRADE OPPORTUNITY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 27: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation through Energy Efficiency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SECTORIAL CONTRIBUTION TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      5. ENERGY SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      6. EMISSION TRADING: CONCEPT AND PRACTICE IN INDIA
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
  18. Section 12: Policy and Innovation
    1. Chapter 28: Does Fiscal Policy Influence Per Capita CO2 Emission?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. SUBSIDY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERNS: EVIDENCE FROM LITERATURE
      4. 3. EMPIRICAL MODEL
      5. 4. DATA SOURCES AND MACRO TRENDS
      6. 5. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 29: Social Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION AND THE INNOVATIVE PROCESS
      4. SOCIAL INNOVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      5. AGRICULTURE MECHANISATION AND NEED FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
      6. OTHER EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFULL SOCIAL INNOVATION ENDEAVOURS IN INDIA
      7. THE TRANSFER ATTEMPT
      8. SOCIAL INNOVATION THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY
      9. SOCIAL CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      10. MITIGATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH SOCIAL INNOVATION
      11. CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ICT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. SUMMARY
      14. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 30: Moving forward a Parsimonious Model of Eco-Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. FINDINGS
      6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors