curriculum in terrestrial and marine environmental sciences
... The specific objective of the curriculum in Environmental Sciences is the
development of the capability to operate within multidisciplinary groups,
hopefully at international level, and to interact with expertise typical for different
scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ...
WORD - war changes climate
... Climate change
SIR – The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and the earlier struggle for a Convention on
Climate Change may serve as a reminder that the 1982 Convention on the Law of the
Sea has its tenth anniversary on 10 December. It is not only one of the most
comprehensive and strongest internationa ...
Climate Change and the Hydrologic Cycle
... precipitation and salinity of ocean are directly affected. This is affecting the ecological balance.
These hydrologic changes will affect the performance of the existing infrastructure and will
lead to more natural disaster (floods, droughts, etc). Another challenge will be the outdated
historical r ...
The Gender, Climate Change and Environment Nexus – indicators?
... Which population tends to fall behind in Asia and the
Certain social groups within the region experience more severe
impacts of climate change than others. The poor, who already (suffer
or endure) fewer rights, will be more adversely affected. Within this
group, women and girls face further ...
World Environment Day Celebrations
... emissions (29%), with the United States second
(16%), and the European Union third (11%).
On a per capita basis in 2011, China, with
19.5% of global population, produced 7.2 tonnes
per person, on par with the European Union (at
7.5 tonnes per person). The United States, with
4.5% of world population ...
... major factor affecting the environment.
Simply put, overpopulation means that
there are more people than there are
resources to meet their needs. Almost all
the environmental problems we face
today can be traced back to the
increase in population in the world.
Climate Carbon Air
... processes over specific conditions to increase both resistance to climate change and resilience
Impacts of Human Intervention and Climate Change on Water
... in water resources systems. This analysis should assist in the development of revised
management practices and design principles of hydraulic structures.
Most of the simulations of the future climate are based on different emission scenarios of
greenhouse gases, dependent on different global economi ...
DReAMS meets Rio+20 - Realising DReAMS Project
... opportunity to develop adaptation and mitigation win-win
ininitiatives. In the absence of decisive global policies on
climate change, cities need to serve as centres of policy
ingenuity to drive real action.
Yvo de Boer, former Exective Secretary, United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Chang ...
The importance of ecosystems
... The importance of ecosystems
Why are ecosystems important?
Plants, animals and microorganisms interact to form
complex webs which supply the ecosystem services upon
which all life depends. With climate change a real and
present danger and natural resources increasingly overexploited, human well bein ...
... The need to respond to the regional risks and opportunities is addressed by evaluating the
costs and benefits of a number of technical and policy actions on crop productivity, water
demand for agriculture and fertilizer use. The results assist in the understanding of how
adaptation planning can help ...
... • Most mental disorders are multidetermined
• Most mental disorders will involve
• Genetic influences may apply to
dimensional risk factors rather than
UESConference - Ursuline Education Network
... What reasons do we have for hope today?
People (especially kids) today are more aware & concerned for
these issues than ever before
All 3 sections of APES that I teach are full
Numerous students after taking APES have decided to study
environmental fields in college
Many students have become ...
... sections - the socio-economic,
conservation and management
of resources for development,
strengthening the role of social
forces, implementation tools and 40 chapters) is owned by
the governments in the twentyfirst century.
Reviewer Background Information Form
... Estimation and analysis of indicators on sound material cycle such as resource efficiency, resource productivity
in developing countries and/or Asia and the Pacific region
Regional water resource issues related to international river flows
Biofuels and bioenergy
Prediction, analysis ...
... • How to address the issue of “dangerous
anthropogenic perturbation” to the
climate system, and the relationship
between climate change and
development, equity and sustainability
Presentation (English - 1.66 Mb)
... • “a change of climate which is attributed
directly or indirectly to human activity, that
alters the composition of the global
atmosphere and which is, in addition to
natural climate variability, observed over
comparable time periods”
AC in Sustainability and Ecological Literacy Program Description:
... experiential learning, students engage in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse, skills necessary for becoming socially responsible
citizens who are ecologically and environmentally aware. The certificate is designed for, although not limited to, students seeking
an Associate in Arts Degree and ...
... Global climate change
Destabilization of the Earth’s climate due
to altered composition of the atmosphere
(increased concentrations of “greenhouse”
Ecogovernmentality, (or environmentality), is the application of Foucault’s concepts of biopower and governmentality to the analysis of the regulation of social interactions with the natural world. The concept of Ecogovernmentality expands on Foucault’s genealogical examination of the state to include ecological rationalities and technologies of government (Malette, 2009). Begun in the mid-1990s by a small body of theorists (Luke, Darier, and Rutherford) the literature on ecogovernmentality grew as a response to the perceived lack of Foucauldian analysis of environmentalism and in environmental studies.Following Michel Foucault, writing on ecogovernmentality focuses on how government agencies, in combination with producers of expert knowledge, construct “The Environment.” This construction is viewed both in terms of the creation of an object of knowledge and a sphere within which certain types of intervention and management are created and deployed to further the government’s larger aim of managing the lives of its constituents. This governmental management is dependent on the dissemination and internalization of knowledge/power among individual actors. This creates a decentered network of self-regulating elements whose interests become integrated with those of the State.Ecogovernmentality is part of the broader area of political ecology. It can be situated within the ongoing debates over how to balance concern with socio-natural relationships with attention to the actual environmental impact of specific interactions. The term is most useful to authors like Bryant, Watts and Peet who argue for the importance of a phenomenology of nature that builds from post-structuralist concerns with knowledge, power and discourse. In addition, it is of particular use to geographers because of its ability to link place based socio-environmental phenomena with the non-place based influences of both national and international systems of governance. Particularly, for studies of environmental changes that extend beyond the borders one particular region, ecogovernmentality can prove a useful analytical tool for tracing the manifestations of specific policy across scales ranging from the individual, the community, the state and on to larger structures of international environmental governance.