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Further Reading

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There is currently a wealth of literature on climate change. We have categorised the publications into four main areas to help you locate the most relevant documents;
 

Climate Change- the basics
Climate Change in Europe
Spatial Planning

Adaptation & Mitigation

Water Resources & Flood Management

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Climate Change – the basics

  Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  Climate Change Information Kit Acosta, Roberto, Myles Allen et al; Michael Williams, ed. (1999).
  DEFRA (Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - UK) - various resources.
  The Beginner's Guide to the UN Framework Convention and its Kyoto Protocol .United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) (1999)
  The Global Climate Change Student Information Guide
  UK Climate Impacts Programme – various resources
  UNEP documents on climate change - various resources
  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)

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Climate Change in Europe

  Annual European Community greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2001 and inventory report
Technical report No 95-2003 European Environment Agency
 
Climate change and sustainability in Europe.
Knut H. Alfsen. October 2001
 
  Climate Change in the European Union:
Environmental issue report No 2. European Environment Agency
 
  Environment in the European Union at the turn of the century
Environmental assessment report No 2
 
  EU Documents on Climate Change
Various documents
 
  Europe's environment: the third assessment - Chapter 3 - Climate change.
European Environment Agency
 
  Greenhouse gas emission - projections for Europe
Technical report No 77 - 2003. European Environment Agency
 
  The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability 1997
A Special Report of IPCC Working group II R.T.Watson, M.C.Zinyowera, R.H.Moss (Eds)
Cambridge University Press, UK.
 
Third Communication from the European Community under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (2001)  

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Spatial Planning

  European Commission Regional Policy: key documents  
European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) (Potsdam, May 1999).  
     
Interreg IIC North Sea Programme - successful transnational planning?  
857KB    
SPECTRA- Sustainability, Development and Spatial Planning: (Project Brochure)  
463KB    
The EU Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems and Policies  
12.8MB    

The EU Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems and Policies:United Kingdom  
11.5MB    
The EU Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems and Policies:The Netherlands  
12.7MB    
The EU Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems and Policies:Belgium  
14.1MB    

The EU Compendium of Spatial Planning Systems and Policies:Germany

 
9.8MB    

Understanding Sustainability and Planning in the UK

An exploration of the sustainability content of planning policy at the national, regional and local levels.Caroline Brown and Stephanie Dühr- Centre for Environment and Planning- University of West England

 
2.06MB  


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Adaptation & Mitigation

  Climate adaptation: Risk uncertainty and decision-making
UKCIP Technical Report. Willows, R.I and Connell, R.K. (Eds.)(2003). UKCIP.Oxford
  Potential UK Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change - ERM Report
Adapting to the impacts of climate change in the UK
  Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  How can businesses adapt to climate change?
The Tyndall Centre 2003.
  Measuring a country's vulnerability to climate change.
The Tyndall Centre 2003
  Climate Change 2001: Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
   

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Water Resources & Flood Management

  Water Assessment in the Netherlands - English Version - Ministerie van VROM 2004
Water Assessment is a process in which water managers are involved actively in the development of any spatial plan from the earliest stages on. This instrument has only recently been introduced, but the results up till now are promising.
  De Watertoets... - Dutch version of Water Test- Ministerie van VROM 2004
  Aan de slag met de watertoets-Ministerie van VROM 2004

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Climate Change and the European Water Dimension - EC, Joint Research Centre (Summary paper 4 pages long). The report, (as a synthesis of scientific information especially updated since the 2001 findings of the International Panel on Climate Change) will be used to assess existing water policy and whether it can accommodate real or anticipated impacts of climate change.

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Climate Change and the European Water Dimension - EC, Joint Research Centre (Main report, 253 pages long). The report, (as a synthesis of scientific information especially updated since the 2001 findings of the International Panel on Climate Change) will be used to assess existing water policy and whether it can accommodate real or anticipated impacts of climate change.

 

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