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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
AUD 67.95 (inc. GST), AUD 61.77 (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),
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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,...

Social, economic and institutional aspects of agroforestry.

United Nations University.
(1985)  | 9789280805024 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 110pp
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Interfaces between agriculture, nutrition and food science : workshop proceedings.

United Nations University.
(1985)  | 9789280804782 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 418pp
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The state of the environment in asia 2006-2007.

Japan Environmental Council.
(2010)  | 9789280811872 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 352pp
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (ex. GST),
This book offers pertinent commentaries on wide-ranging issues including public health, water supply, sanitation, wildlife trade, renewable energy, clean development mechanism (CDM) projects, and environmental laws and treaties.Four important messages emerge fromthis volume: Environmental problems are...


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