Climate change is a matter of global concern and specific sectors
of society such as universities need to engage and be active in the
search for regional and local solutions for what is a global
problem. Despite the fact that many universities all around the
world are undertaking remarkable efforts in tackling the challenges
posed by climate change, few of such works are widely documented
and disseminated. The book "Universities and Climate
Change" addresses this gap.
The book pursues three aims. Firstly, it presents a review of the
approaches and methods to inform, communicate and educate
university students and the public on climate change being used by
universities around the world. Secondly, it introduces initiatives,
projects and communication strategies undertaken by universities
with a view to informing students and other stakeholders in order
to raise awareness on matters related to climate change. Finally,
the book documents, promotes and disseminates some of the on-going
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2010. 2013. IX, 283 S. 36 SW-Abb. 235 mm
Climate Change Management .
Best.Nr. des Verlages: 86025579
Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 16mm
Chapter 1 Climate Change at Universities: Results of a World Survey, Walter Leal Filho . - Chapter 2 Path to the Future for Climate Change Education: an University Project Approach, Maruf Sanni, James O. Adejuwon, Idowu Ologeh and William O. Siyanbola. - Chapter 3 Australian Universities, Government Research and the Application of Climate Change Knowledge in Australian Coastal Zone Management, Laura Stocker, Bob Pokrant, David Wood, Nicholas Harvey, Marcus Haward, Kevin O Toole, Tim Smith. - Chapter 4 Implications of the University with the Climatic Change, Javier Benayas, Inmaculada Alonso, David Alba, Luis Pertierra. - Chapter 5 University of Minnesota Water Based Nitrogen Budget, Erica K. Schram and Jim A. Perry. - Chapter 6 Sustainable Literacy and Climate Change: Engagement, Partnerships, Projects, Julie Matthews and Peter Waterman. - Chapter 7 Getting to the Heart of Climate Change through Stories, Scott Carlin, Ph.D.. - Chapter 8 Climate change education in curricula of technical and classical universities, Dagnija Blumberga, Maris Klavins. - Chapter 9 Interdisciplinary and interfaculty approaches in higher education capable to permeate the complexity of climate change, Roland Hergert, Volker Barth, Thomas Klenke. - Chapter 10 Campus as Classroom: Integrating People, Place and Performance for Communicating Climate Change, Millie Rooney and Jennifer McMillin. - Chapter 11 How to educate for a healthy climate at a university? An intergenerational cooperation (A case study from Slovakia), Alexander Fehér, Martin Hauptvogl, Petra Trango ová, Lucia Svetlanská. - Chapter 12 Targeting a low-carbon university: a greenhouse gas reduction target for the Australian Technology Network of Universities, Chris Riedy and Jane Daly. - Chapter 13 Malaysian University Students Awareness of Geographic Information Systems, Nor Rasidah Hashim and Mohd Fazlin Nazli. - Chapter 14 The changes of life style significant contribution to GHG emission reduction efforts, Dalia Streimikiene and Remigijus Ciegis. - Chapter 15 Universities as Learning Organizations for Sustainability? The Task of Climate Protection, Florian Lüdeke-Freund and Simon Burandt. - Chapter 16 Using a Spare-Time University for climate change education, Michael H. Glantz and Ilan Kelman. - Chapter 17 Embracing the Future: The Ball State University Geothermal Project, James W. Lowe, Robert J. Koester and Philip J. Sachtleben. - Chapter 18 Engaged learning for Climate Change: The Perils and Potentials of Collaborative Partnerships and Projects, Julie Matthews. - Chapter 19 Learning for climate responsibility via consciousness to action, Anne Virtanen. - Chapter 20 CO2 Emissions Impact of Sustainable Food Procurement: Informing University Policy, Esther E. Bowen and Pamela A. Martin. - Chapter 21 Graduate Studies of Global Change at the University of Latvia, Arnolds Ubelis, Janis Abolins, Dina Berzina, Janis Blahins, Gunars Bajars. - About the Authors. - Thematic Index.