Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Wayne Ganpat (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) and Wendy-Ann Isaac (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 406
ISBN13: 9781522516071|ISBN10: 1522516077|EISBN13: 9781522516088|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1607-1


The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world’s ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind’s impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world’s ecosystems.

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the scientific, technical, and socio-economic factors related to climate change assessment. Providing a comprehensive overview of perspectives on sustainability protection of environmental resources, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Eco-Municipalities
  • Sustainable Land Use
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Ganpat and Isaac present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles on the latest scholarship on the scientific, socio-economic, and technical factors affecting contemporary climate change assessment. The thirteen selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the role of eco-municipalities in climate change for a sustainable future, the impact of climate change on key agricultural pests, Indian national stategy for climate change adaptation and migration, and many other related subjects.

– Protoview Reviews

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies provides a useful overview of sustainable development, agricultural, and resource management adaptation strategies in the face of climate change threats. Recommended for academic and research libraries.

– Eric Tans, ARBA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Wayne Ganpat (PhD Agricultural Extension) is a Caribbean extension professional. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension and Communications at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining the UWI, he worked as an Extension Officer in the government extension service for over 20 years and left as the Deputy Director of Extension Services. He has worked as a consultant for governments in most Caribbean countries over the last 20 years doing work both in Extension and Communications.
Wendy-Ann Isaac is a Lecturer in Crop Production in the Department of Food Production, Faculty of Food and Agriculture at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Isaac received her BSc. MSc., and Ph.D. degrees from the UWI, St. Augustine and M.Appl.Sci. in Agronomy from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her research interests include Sustainable crop production systems and Participatory action research techniques with small farmers. She has worked with Fairtrade banana small farmers in St. Vincent and The Grenadines using the Participatory Research methods as part of her PhD. studies. She has authored and co-authored papers on these topics, which have been published in both regional and international peer-reviewed journals and is the co-editor on three books including Sustainable Food Production Practices in the Caribbean Volumes 1 and 2 and The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States.