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World in Transition: Ways Towards Global Environmental Solutions

Annual Report 1995

  • German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)

Part of the German Advisory Council on Global Change book series (3377, volume 1995)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-IX
  2. Summary

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 1-11
  3. Introduction

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 13-15
  4. Societal Conditions for Solving Global Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 19-52
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 53-65
    4. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 66-80
    5. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 81-95
  5. International Conventions Aimed at Solving Global Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 99-124
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 125-135
    4. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 136-156
    5. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 157-163
    6. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 164-177
    7. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 178-182
    8. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 183-195
  6. General Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 197-200
  7. Annex: Notes on the Inverse Scenario in Section C 1.3

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 201-207
  8. References

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 209-226
  9. The German Advisory Council on Global Change

    1. German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
      Pages 227-230
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book

Introduction

At the first Conference of the Parties of the Climate Convention in Berlin in Spring 1995 it became evident once again: To counteract anthropogenic climate changes, individuals as well as societies have to change their way of thinking and behavior. This accounts for other areas of global environmental change as well. Global trends like soil degradation, loss of biological diversity, water scarcity and population growth show little or no sign of improvement. In fact, in most areas a rapid deterioration has taken place. In its latest Report the German Advisory Council on Global Change describes "Ways Towards Global Environmental Solutions". In many areas of global change definite solutions are not at sight. However, dedicated and immediate action could, in principle, avert irreversible or disastrous damage to the global environment. Whether these steps will actually be taken will be seen in the future, since substantial efforts and significant reorientations at the local, national, and global level are necessary. Two aspects have to be considered: on the one hand, at the societal level, the prerequisites for solving global environmental problems have to be improved. These measures present a challenge to nations and societies as a whole, where nongovernmental organizations could also play an important role. On the other hand, at the governmental level, international agreements must be formulated or intensified and enforced by suitable measures.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • German Advisory Council on Global Change(WBGU)
    • 1
  1. 1.Secretariat at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80180-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80182-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80180-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1666
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