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Avoiding maladaptation to climate change: towards guiding principles

Magnan, Alexandre (17 oct. 2014)

The recent publication of the Physical Science Basis volume of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report reaffirms an already known conclusion: even drastic reductions of global greenhouse gas emissions will be insufficient to avoid some of the impacts of climate change, and is becoming increasingly clear ...

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Resilient and regenerative design in New Orleans: the case of the Make It Right project

Oliver, Amy et al. (21 juil. 2014)

According to Swiss Re, there are currently approximately 180 urban disasters globally per year. Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the vulnerability of cities and the ability of humans to exacerbate the magnitude and intensity of man-made and/or natural hazards. The changes produced after a disaster can ...

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Action without change? On the use and usefulness of pilot experiments in environmental management

Billé, Raphaël (23 juin 2010)

One of the most common approaches to environmental action consists in designing and implementing pilot experiments, which aim at testing new practices and organisations. These technical or socio-political innovations are then supposed to spread. However, the way such a juxtaposition of experiments ...

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The Exclusion of Farmers: an Historical Challenge for the International Labour Market

d’Orfeuil, Henri Rouillé (2 oct. 2013)

Farming jobs are often considered as an adjustment variable that varies with changes in economic activity. As a tool for the sectoral and geographical mobility of “workers”, the job market is supposed to offer new opportunities to people leaving, or excluded from, agriculture. Unfortunately, ...

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Non-regression in environmental law

Prieur, Michel (23 août 2012)

Would it appear that we have entered an era of law that refuses established rights in the name of sovereignty of laws and Parliaments — “what a law can do can be undone by another law”? Is this not in contradiction with the rights of future generations, the paradigm of sustainable development ...

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Quantifying uncertainty in an industrial approach : an emerging consensus in an old epistemological debate

Rocquigny, E. de (25 mai 2009)

Uncertainty is ubiquitous in modern decision-making supported by quantitative modeling. While uncertainty treatment has been initially largely developed in risk or environmental assessment, it is gaining large-spread interest in many industrial fields generating knowledge and practices going beyond ...

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Combating Material Leakage: a Proposal for an International Metal Covenant

Wilts, Henning et al. (18 mars 2012)

This paper addresses future perspectives for the management of resources on an international level. Failures of international open markets result in significant material leakage. Here, taking the example of material used vehicles, we develop elements of an international metal covenant that should ...

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Computer-generated Visual Summaries of Spatial Databases: Chorems or not Chorems?

Laurini, Robert et al. (3 juin 2009)

Chorems can be defined as representations of elementary structure of a geographic space or as schematized representations of territories, and as such they can represent a good candidate for generating visual summaries of spatial databases. Indeed for spatial decision-makers, it is more important to ...

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Geoarchaeology: where human, social and earth sciences meet with technology

Ghilardi, Matthieu et al. (20 déc. 2008)

Over the last decades, archaeologists and historians have faced the necessity to reconstruct ancient settlement history not only through the study of the material excavated, but also with the use of palaeo-environmental parameters. Geoarchaeology is a recent field of research that uses the computer ...

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Indoor air pollution, health and economic well-being

Duflo, Esther et al. (19 déc. 2008)

Indoor air pollution (IAP) caused by solid fuel use and/or traditional cooking stoves is a global health threat, particularly for women and young children. The WHO World Health Report 2002 estimates that IAP is responsible for 2.7% of the loss of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) worldwide and ...

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