ISBN 9780415625708,One Planet To Share: Sustaining Human Progress In A Changing Climate

One Planet To Share: Sustaining Human Progress In A Changing Climate


Routledge India



Routledge India

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780415625708

ISBN-10 041562570X


Number of Pages 266 Pages
Language (English)


People In Asia-Pacific Will Be Profoundly Affected By Climate Change. Home To More Than Half Of Humanity, The Region Straddles Some Of The World'S Most Geographically Diverse And Climate-Exposed Areas. Despite Having Contributed Little To The Steady Upward Climb In The Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming, Some Of The Region'S Most Vulnerable Communities - Whether Mountain Dwellers, Island Communities Or The Urban Poor - Face The Severest Consequences.

Poverty Continues To Decline In This Dynamic Region, But Climate Change May Undercut Hard-Won Gains. Growing First And Cleaning Up Later Is No Longer An Option, As It Once Was For The Developed Countries. Developing Nations Need To Grow And Manage Climate Consequences At The Same Time. They Must Both Support Resilience, Especially Among Vulnerable Populations, And Shift To Lower-Carbon Pathways. Emerging Threats, Whether From Melting Glaciers Or Rising Sea Levels, Cross Borders And Demand Coordinated Regional And Global Action.

There May Be Some Uncomfortable Trade-Offs, But The Way Forward Is Clear - It Lies In Sustaining Human Development For The Future We Want. When People Have Equitable Access To Basics Such As Livelihoods, Clean Energy, Health And Pollution-Free Air, Greater Climate Resilience And Improved Emissions Management Will Follow. This Report Outlines Where Transformation Can Begin: In Cleaner, More Efficient Production, In Fair And Balanced Consumption, And In Both Rural And Urban Areas. Through Better Institutions, More Accurate Knowledge And Changed Attitudes, Asia-Pacific Societies Can Find Smarter Strategies For Adapting To A Warmer World.