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Combating global climate change by combating land degradation

Combating global climate change by combating land degradation

proceedings of a workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 September 1995

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Published by UNEP in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Climatic changes -- Congresses.,
  • Global warming -- Congresses.,
  • Land degradation -- Control -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementsponsored by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA ; edited by Victor R. Squires, Edward P. Glenn, and Ali T. Ayoub.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsSquires, V. R. 1937-, Glenn, Edward P., Ayoub, A., United Nations Environment Programme., University of Adelaide., University of Arizona.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.S6 C66 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL527943M
    LC Control Number98982964

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      As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change According to a U.N. report that reviewed global land degradation, where the costs of failing to combat land degradation are. Climate fiction (sometimes shortened cli-fi) is literature that deals with climate change and global warming. Not necessarily speculative in nature, works may take place in the world as we know it or in the near future. University courses on literature and environmental issues may include climate change fiction in their syllabi. This body of literature has been discussed by a variety of.


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