ISBN 9789956717781
Pages 338
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Climate Change and the Management of Natural Systems in Cameroon

by Emmanuel Ndenecho Neba

This book emphasises that planning is essential, as the conservation approaches of the past may not work in an ever-changing warmer environment. It appraises current management strategies, assesses the biological and physical effects of climate change on natural systems in Cameroon and designs a planning and management framework for each natural system within the context of global warming. Climate change poses a complex bewildering array of problems for ecosystems. The key question is, what can be done – in addition to efforts to reduce CO2 emissions – to increase the resistance and resilience of these natural systems to climate change?

This book seeks to answer the above question by drawing from the vast array of scientific data available on the subject, and which may not be readily available to policy makers, resource planners, resource managers, environmentalists, students of geography, conservation biology and agronomy. It constitutes an important manual for those ready to confront the impacts of climate change. It is also a valuable document for teachers of the functioning and management of natural systems globally

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“This book brings together assessments and potential initial adaptation strategies for various natural systems represented in Cameroon. It is a first step in drawing development action to the problem of climate change at local and national levels.”

Professor Cornelius Lambi, Department of Geography, University of Buea, Cameroon

About the Author

Emmanuel Ndenecho Neba

Dr. Emmanuel Ndenecho Neba is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Yaounde 1 (E.N.S. Annex Bambili). He has authored several books on the environment and resource management in the North West Region of Cameroon.

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