The Global Environment by Kei TakeuchiThe Global Environment by Kei Takeuchi

The Global Environment

byKei TakeuchiEditorMasatoshi Yoshino

Paperback | August 29, 2012

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The ffiM Japan International Symposium Energy and Environment - Global Warming was held in the Keidanren Guesthouse at the foot of Mt. Fuji, from October 21 to 24, 1990. The symposium was conducted in the context of ffiM Japan's longstanding commitment to good corporate citizenship. On this beautiful planet with its inter-dependent waters, lands and atmo­ sphere, we consider that the problems relating to the global environment are the most serious that the human race will face in the near future. The symposium provided an opportunity for forty scientists and researchers, from a wide variety of international backgrounds, to address matters relating to the global environment in an international forum. Eighteen papers were presented followed by panel and group discussions, on which the concluding remarks and recommendations are based. We chose three types of papers to target different aspects of the condition of the global environment: the natural science component; the socio-economic component; and the energy component which links these two. On the first day the symposium began with a plenary speech by Dr. J. Kondo followed by three keynote speeches, each with a particular focus. The following day, six speakers offered papers relating to the previous day's keynote speeches.
Title:The Global EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:257 pagesPublished:August 29, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Plenary Lecture: Research and Policy on the Environment in Japan.- Impact of Climatic Change on Agriculture from the Viewpoint of East Asia.- The Global Climate Protection Strategy of the Enquete-Commission of the German Parliament.- The Global Warming Issue - A Social Scientist's View.- The Tropical Forest Ecosystem: Reviewing the Effects of Deforestation on Climate and Environment.- Energy and Atmospheric Environment in Post-Communist Countries: The Case of Poland.- Influence of a Global Warming on the Risk of Forest Fires in the French Mediterranean Area.- Sustainable Green Energy, CO2 Neutral, an Answer for Rich and Poor Alike?.- International Cooperation for "A Little Breathing Space".- The Role of the Ocean in Climate and Climate Change.- Mankind's Greenhouse Effect: Is It Already Here?.- Strategies for Environmentally Sound Economic Development: A Framework for Interdisciplinary Collaboration.- Conjectures About the Chances of Ultimate Global Sustainability.- The World of Perceptions Versus the World of Data: Notes Towards Safe-Failing the Energy Equation.- Environment Protection and Economic Development.- Abating Global Warming for Fun and Profit.- Knowledge and Action for Preserving the Global Environment.- Panel Discussion.- Conclusions and Recommendations of the Working Groups.- Concluding Remarks.- Index of Contributors.