The Role of Regional Organizations in the Context of Climate Change

  • Michael H. Glantz
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael H. Glantz
      Pages 1-5
  3. Executive Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Robert S. Kandel
      Pages 11-11
    3. James P. Bruce
      Pages 12-12
    4. Luis V. da Cunha
      Pages 17-17
  4. Summary of Discussion Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Michael H. Glantz, Martin F. Price
      Pages 33-54
  5. Discussion Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Background on the Climate Change Issue

    3. Water Resources

    4. Marine Resources

    5. Regional Organizations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-209

About these proceedings


The past two decades have seen a remarkable broadening of interest in global warming from a research concern on the part of a limited number of scientists to a political problem on a worldwide scale. The nature of this transformation would itself be a fruitful study for a mixed team of social scientists and natural scientists. It would be valuable to assess the differing nature of the staging posts along this road: the First World Climate Conference in 1979, which was a meeting of scientists talking to scientists; the Villach Assessment of 1985, which was a meeting of scientists whose report was given attention by the policy advisers of a number of governments; the Second World Climate Conference of 1990, which consisted of a scientific meeting followed by a Ministerial Meeting; and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992 signed by 158 countries at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992. The present publication is a welcome contribution of the followup to UNCED. By focusing on a specific problem, it avoids the pitfall of undue generalization and provides the basis for fruitful discussion between natural scientists, social scientists, and policymakers. To choose as the area of concentration a particular scale also helped to produce meaningful discussion likely to lead to action.


Climate Climate Change Environmental Change Global Warming Globale Erwärmung Klima Umweltbelastung environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael H. Glantz
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental and Societal Impacts GroupNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85028-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85026-4
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