Core Theme: Patterns and Change


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skills.pngJOURNALS


Geographische Rundschau - http://www.geographischerundschau.de/international/ [Submitted by Jil Robinson]
Understanding Global Issues - http://www.global-issues.co.uk/ [Submitted by Jil Robinson]


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World In Balance- The Population Paradox. ISBN 1-59375-143-5 [Submitted by Rory Galvin]


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Term
Definition
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Case studies on climate change and world heritage
Colette, A. 2007. Paris, UNESCO. 79 p.
Pdf (Eng, Fr & Spa)
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Climate change and world heritage: Report on predicting and managing the impacts of climate change on world heritage and strategy to assist States Parties to implement appropriate management responses
Colette, A. 2007. Paris, UNESCO. (World heritage series: reports, No. 22)
Pdf
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Introduction to sandwatch: An educational tool for sustainable development
Cambers, G., Ghina, F. 2005. Paris, UNESCO. 91 p. (Coastal region and small island papers, No. 19)
Pdf (Eng & Fr)
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Ozonaction education pack for secondary schools
UNEP. 2008. 2 v. in enveloppe.
Pdf
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Patrimonito's world heritage adventures; Episode 7: Patrimonito in Australia: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef
2009. Paris, UNESCO. DVD.
See all the episodes
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Policy document on the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties
2008. Paris, UNESCO. 32 p.
Pdf
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Working together on Education for Sustainable development; Proceedings of the International Conference, Bordeaux, 27-28-29, October 2008
Ricard, M. 2009. Paris, Comité national français - Décennie des Nations Unies pour l'éducation en vue du développement durable. 426 p.
Pdf (Fr)
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Education kit on combating desertification
2003. Paris, UNESCO. 4 v. in case, illus., maps.
Pdf (Eng, Fr, Spa)

skills.pngGLOSSARY

Term
Definition
Core and periphery
The concept of a developed core surrounded by an undeveloped periphery. The concept can be applied at various scales.
Ecological footprint
The theoretical measurement of the amount of land and water a population requires to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb its waste under prevailing technology.
Global climate change
The changes in global patterns of rainfall and temperature, sea level, habitats and the incidences of droughts, floods and storms, resulting from changes in the earth’s atmosphere, believed to be mainly caused by the enhanced greenhouse effect.
GNI
Gross National Income (now used in preference to Gross National Product—GNP) The total value of goods and services produced within a country together with the balance of income and payments from or to other countries.
Migration
The movement of people, involving a change of residence. It can be internal or external (international) and voluntary or forced. It does not include temporary circulations such as commuting or tourism.
Remittances
Transfers of money/goods by foreign workers to their home countries.
Soil degradation
A severe reduction in the quality of soils. The term includes soil erosion, salinization and soil exhaustion (loss of fertility).
Water scarcity
Can be defined as:
× physical water scarcity, where water resource development is approaching or has exceeded sustainable levels. It relates water availability to water demand and implies that arid areas are not necessarily water scarce.
× economic water scarcity, where water is available locally but not accessible for human, institutional or financial capital reasons.