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Climate Change in the South Pacific: Impacts and Responses in Australia, New Zealand, and Small Island States

  • Alexander Gillespie
  • William C. G. Burns

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alexander Gillespie, William C. G. Burns
    Pages 1-5
  3. R. N. Jones, A. B. Pittock, P. H. Whetton
    Pages 7-32
  4. Clive Hamilton
    Pages 51-77
  5. X. Yu, R. Taplin
    Pages 113-119
  6. Reid E. Basher
    Pages 121-142
  7. Alexander Gillespie
    Pages 165-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 375-387

About this book

Introduction

ALEXANDER GILLESPIE & WILLIAM C.G. BURNS The idea for this book grew out of the Ecopolitics conference in Canberra, Australia in 1996. The conference captured the ferment of the climate change debate in the South Pacific, as well as some its potential implications for the region’s inhabitants and e- systems. At that conference, one of the editors (Gillespie) delivered a paper on climate change issues in the region, as did Ros Taplin and Mark Diesendorf, who are also c- tributors to this volume. This book focuses on climate change issues in Australia, New Zealand, and the small island nations in the Pacific as the world struggles to cope with possible the impacts of environmental change and to formulate effective responses. While Australia and New Zealand’s per capita emissions of greenhouse gases are among the highest in the world, their aggregate contributions are small. However, both nations may exert a disprop- tionate influence in the global greenhouse debate because their obstinate positions at recent conferences of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on C- mate Change (FCCC) may provide justification for other developed nations, as well as developing countries, to refuse to make meaningful reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions.

Keywords

Global warming Mangrove climate change ecosystem organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Gillespie
    • 1
  • William C. G. Burns
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and SecurityOaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47981-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5365-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47981-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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