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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards : Towards Disaster Resilient Societies.

Birkmann, Jorn.
(2013)  | 9789280812022 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 460pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2020
AUD 80.95 (inc. GST), AUD 73.59 (ex. GST),
When societies attempt to plan for or rebuild in the aftermath of catastrophic natural disasters, organizers use terms such as "climate change adaptation," "building esilience," and "vulnerability and risk reduction." But what do these terms actually mean in the way of achievable goals? And how can...

Public Works and Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa : Do Public Works Work for the Poor?

McCord, Anna Gabriele.
(2012)  | 9789280812046 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 59.95 (inc. GST), AUD 54.50 (ex. GST),
Subject to a New Edition.
Public Works Programs (PWPs) are widely implemented throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa, often with funding from major international donor agencies. They are perceived to present a "win-win" policy option, providing employment to the chronically poor while also creating assets for the state,...

China in the Twenty-first Century : politics, economy and society.

(1997)  | 9789280809466 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 35.95 (inc. GST), AUD 32.68 (ex. GST),
China has experienced tremendous change during the era of the People's Republic, particularly during the past 15 years, a period in which it has begun a shift from a centrally planned economy to a market-oriented system. This book, based on an international symposium, attempts to form a picture of the...

The new globalism and developing countries.

Dunning, J.H. Hamdani, K.A.
(1997)  | 9789280809442 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 352pp
AUD 41.95 (inc. GST), AUD 38.14 (ex. GST),
The global economy of the 1990s is being driven by cross-border direct investment and cooperative business ventures on an unprecedented scale. The impact of this globalization of business on developing countries is the focus of this book. Who are the probable winners and losers? How are governments...

Best practice guidance for effective methane drainage and use in coal mines.

Methane to Markets Partnership. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
(2010)  | 9789211170184 | United Nations Univ Press | hbk. | book | xvii, 69pp
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Coal mines are not only a safety management challenge but also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Methane release during coal mining creates unsafe working conditions in underground coal mines around the world. This Guidance is intended to provide a genuine contribution to improve mine safety...


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