Climate Change

Book Digest: Tracking COVID-19 lockdown, climate crisis impact on young people and more

From stories of climate crisis to new sustainable water management practices, DTE tracks contemporary books on environment and development from leading authors  

By DTE Staff
Published: Saturday 01 August 2020

Impacts of Climate Change on Young People in Small Island Communities | Andrew Simmons | Springer | September 17, 2020

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the history, definition, causes, effects, impacts and implications of climate change on young people globally, with a focus on Small Island Communities (SIDS) in particular.

The text highlights the key problems associated with the impact of climate change on young people in SIDS, specifically its effects on socio-economic development and livelihoods, and explores the need for the development of a new conceptual framework to deal with building the resilience of the adaptive capacity of youth in SIDS.

Water, Energy and Food Nexus in the Context of Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation | Walter Leal Filho and José Baltazar Salgueirinho de Andrade Guerra | Springer |November 15, 2020

This book focuses on climate change and sustainable development, showcasing examples of research, projects and other initiatives aimed at educating various target groups.

Helping readers gain a better understanding of the water, energy and food nexus challenges in the context of climate change. It features valuable insights that can be implemented in other areas.

Water: A way of life: Sustainable water management in a cultural context | AJM (Lida) Schelwald-van der Kley and Linda Reijerkerk | CRC Press | June 30, 2020

The book is based on extensive research and is intended to form a cultural road towards new sustainable water management practices. It will be useful to water professionals exporting knowledge and technologies to foreign countries where the challenge is to create sustainable solutions for water management by taking into account local as well as cultural factors.

It is also intended to encourage world leaders, politicians and decision-makers responsible for water management to use their power, knowledge and influence to really make a change for the benefit of the people they represent.

COVID-19 and global food security | Johan Swinnen, Ed, John Mcdermott, Ed | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | July 28, 2020

This book brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses.

IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, employment, and a variety of policy interventions. The book is replete with reflections on how we can use these lessons to better prepare for future pandemics.

Corona Invasion — Political Analysis | Rajnish Kumar| 24by7Publishing | July 10, 2020

The book is an account of almost 50 days of COVID-19 lockdown incidents. It describes the events, behaviour of key personalities (political as well as official) and their attitude during ‘Crush Corona Campaign’.

Sustainable Development Goals: An Indian Perspective | Somnath Hazra | Springer | July 28, 2020

This book examines the practicality of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in India and includes policy analyses and statistical assessments of comparative data between India and different countries.

With a focus on poverty and economics, the contributors offer sector and state specific performance analyses of each goal, determining the feasibility for different states and regions to implement a given goal under conditions of extreme poverty and economic distress.

Agriculture And Employment In Developing Countries: Strategies For Effective Rural Development | Bela B Mukhoti | Routledge | November 21, 2020

This book presents three alternative agricultural development strategies and suggests guidelines for identifying appropriate policies and programmes. It assesses the potential of each strategy for generating employment, drawing on case studies of Latin American, Asian, and African economies.

The Political Economy of Uneven Rural Development: Case of the Nonfarm Sector in Kerala, India | SudarshanaBordoloi | Palgrave Macmillan | July 11, 2020

The book shows how class relations develop and is a consequence of capitalist development of the rural non-agricultural/non-farm sector, seen as the dialectical relation between the forces and relations of production, as mediated by the state, which produces uneven social and spatial outcomes.

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