Essays about: "desertification"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 essays containing the word desertification.

  1. 1. Linking Climate Change, Migration Patterns and Vulnerability: The case of Ndem, Senegal

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Giordano Margaglio; Anna Chesnier; [2019]
    Keywords : Climate Change; Internal Migration; Vulnerability; Sahel; Culture; Desertification; Drought; Ndem; West Africa; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Projections estimate that by 2050 hundreds of millions to a billion people will migrate elsewhere due to environmental reasons. The increasing frequency and intensity of natural hazards posed by climate change, as well as the slow-onset degradation of habitats all over the planet, will drive more and more species to migrate towards more habitable and safe environments. READ MORE

  2. 2. Automatic information extraction and prediction of karst rocky desertification in Puding using remote sensing data

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Samhällsbyggnad, GIS

    Author : Guiwei Wang; [2016]
    Keywords : GIS; remote sensing; KRD; change detection; CA Markov prediction; Puding; China;

    Abstract : Karst rocky desertification (KRD) is one kind of severe environmental problem existing in southwest of China. Reveal KRD condition is vital to solve the problem. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial assessment of NDVI as an indicator of desertification in Ethiopia using remote sensing and GIS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Gezahagn Negash Seboka; [2016]
    Keywords : NDVI and Rainfall; land degradation; climate change; desertification; NOAA AVHRR; land cover; GIS; Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Desertification is a serious environmental and socio-economic problem occurring at global, regional and local scale. According to Article 1(a) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), define the term “desertification” means “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid (dry lands) areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities”. READ MORE

  4. 4. Desertopia

    University essay from KTH/Arkitektur; KTH/Arkitektur

    Author : Samuel Rizk; Johanna Wickström; [2015]
    Keywords : architecture; urban design; Egypt; desert; desertification; sustainable; rurban; planning; region; ecosystem; nutrient flows; food; water; desalination; seawater greenhouse; train; farming; community; neighborhood; empowerment; network; city; town; village; development; climate change; poverty;

    Abstract : Today over 80 million Egyptians and the majority of the country’s agricultural land are squeezed into an area the size of Stockholm county. This doesn’t have to be the case since Egypt also has an area about twice the size of Sweden covered by unutilized desert land. READ MORE

  5. 5. SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS IN CAMEROON: THE INFLUENCE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE (EU-RED) ON THE PRODUCTION AND USE OF BIOFUELS IN CAMEROON.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Deborah Ndobe Enongene; [2014]
    Keywords : EU-RED; liquid biofuels; sustainable sustainability; sustainability criteria requirements; drivers; influence; Cameroon; feedstock; economic operators; Jatropha; palm oil; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : There are a lot of debates surrounding the sustainability of liquid biofuel as a means of mitigating some global challenges like climate change and energy insecurity. The European Union (EU) for example has set up renewable energy targets and sustainability criteria. Biofuel is expected to contribute significantly to meet up with these targets. READ MORE