Hazards in changing cities
A special session of the International Geographical Union’s Study Group on the
Disaster Vulnerability of Megacities illustrates three different directions in which
teams of researchers working on problems of natural hazards and large-scale
urbanization are proceeding. Geographers are analysing the social dimensions
of human vulnerability among marginal populations in Tokyo. Engineers ...
Urban agriculture: addressing practical and strategic gender needs
This paper considers the role of urban agriculture in addressing the practical and strategic needs of African women, and assesses the gender implications of embracing urban agriculture as a development intervention strategy. Empirical evidence from Botswana and Zimbabwe points to the multi-faceted role of urban agriculture whereby some women use this activity to support their households on a ...
Urban horticulture in Africa and Asia, an efficient corner food supplier
Peri-urban agriculture is still the subject of intense debate as regards its viability, its efficiency in urban food supply relative to rural production, and the rationale for the state to protect it from urban development. The paper investigates the role of urban horticulture in the supply of African and Asian cities and the importance of maintaining proximity between farmers and consumers of ...
River Basins and Change
The present publication follows two major objectives.
• to document major contributions to the conference by providing background reading for those interested to (re)visit the issues addressed and debates held in December 2010 at the GWSP-GCI conference, and
• to present those issues, debate and contributions of the conference for the present and future generation of graduate students.
Implementing Sustainable Bioenergy Production: A Compilation of Tools and Approaches
This paper is a compilation of example principles, frameworks and tools already in use in the conservation community which may be applied to bioenergy production to identify and reduce environmental as well as socio-economic risks and promote opportunties. The aim is to provide the range of stakeholders who are engaged in the bioenergy agenda (governments, businesses, communities, land owners, ...
The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review
Southeast Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change.
Climate change is happening now in Southeast Asia, and the worst is yet to come. If not addressed
adequately, it could seriously hinder the region’s sustainable development and poverty eradication
efforts—there is no time for delay.
The review identifies a number of factors that explain why the region is particularly vulnerable.
BANGLADESH CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN 2008
Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable
countries in the world and will become even more so
as a result of climate change. Floods, tropical
cyclones, storm surges and droughts are likely to
become more frequent and severe in the coming
years. These changes will threaten the significant
achievements Bangladesh has made over the last 20
years in increasing incomes and reducing poverty,