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

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 30, 2014 Full Chapters Due: November 30, 2014

Editors

Soumyananda Dinda (Department of Economics, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, India)

Introduction

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to the human civilization and the toughest challenge for economic development in this twenty-first century. The scientific communities of developed countries warn the world leaders regarding the threat of climate change and warn about its inevitable impact on human society. How do we measure the climate change and its impacts on the economy? Is there any scientific theory and empirical evidence? How do we assess the climate change impacts and adapt it? More specifically, how do we adapt and mitigate climate change recently in global scale? To assess the climate change a multidimensional study is required engaging several experts and producing one handbook explicitly focusing on climate change and related issues. This handbook provides the world community with the most up-to-date and comprehensive scientific, technical, and socio-economic information about climate change impact assessment, technology, adaptation and mitigations in the world. It will identify major issues related to climate change on health and environmental sustainability, focusing on impact measurements, policy, adaptation, and mitigation in the world scale as well as national, or regional and local scales.

The main objective of this handbook is to improve the understanding of scientific analysis and promote evidence based policy formulation in the global, regional, and local levels. This handbook of research on climate change will be a textbook on climate change for new learners for the coming years. The upcoming publication of this handbook will be a research compilation of global climate change. Contributions should preferably be mostly or fully completed but not yet published elsewhere since the timeframe is short, as can be seen below. The book will provide in one or two volumes a collection of viewpoints and information. It is a collaborative effort of distinguished experts from around the world. This comprehensive handbook covers a wide range of potential research areas, including: Socio-Economic Scenarios, Climate Change Scenarios, Science and its applications, Adaptation to Climate Change – Theory and Assessment, Water Resources, Coastal Zones, Agriculture, Human Health, Energy, Forest, Fisheries, Biodiversity, and Ecosystems, etc.

Objective

This handbook shall provide insight into the global climate change. Additionally, this handbook will cover different critical aspects of global, regional, and local climate change, such as assessment, adaptation and mitigation. This handbook is a comprehensive and timely analysis of various aspects of climate change and its consequences that aim to be an essential reference source built on the available literature.

Target Audience

The book will be used at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as professional courses. It will also act as the bridge for practitioner, academia, business, and industrial sectors and for academics, engineers, technologists, business personnel, apprentices, students, managers, governmental executives, and industrialists. The book is mainly intended to be a guidance reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in different fields willing to play a key role in the climate smart world. Moreover the book can be potentially used to train managing authorities and staff working at different levels within local and regional institutions.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Climate change and related issues like rising temperature, flood/droughts, storms, etc.
  • Climate change impact assessment, vulnerability, and productivity
  • Climate change and health & food security
  • Impact of climate change on biodiversity and water quality
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Adaptation policies at local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Climate change and land use, forest, and marine and/or coastal areas
  • Climate change and green economy, clean technology, and business opportunities
  • Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction/management
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Green cities, technology transfer, carbon trading and finance, fund sharing
  • Issues of scale in climate governance – both nation-state and international society

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 30, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the concern issue, methodology and likely his/her observation. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by August 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this handbook. All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 30, 2014 Notification of Acceptance: August 30, 2014 Full chapter Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014 Review Results to Authors: February 15, 2015 Revised Chapter Submission: March 15, 2015 Submission Deadline of Final Chapters: March 30, 2015

Inquiries

Inquiries can be forwarded to Soumyananda Dinda sdinda@gmail.com or sdinda2ooo@yahoo.co.in. Propose a chapter for this book and more information at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1387.

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