• Climate and global change in relation to sustainable development: The challenge to science

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    • Keywords


      Climate and global change; sustainable development; science and society

    • Abstract


      In the light of the current worldwide concern on climate and global change and the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, the paper relates climate and global change to sustainable development. It emphasizes the importance of scientific research in the advancement of knowledge in the related areas. The role of science to socio-economic development is discussed in the context of the symbiotic relationship between science and society. In this connection, the four areas identified by the Rio Conference are discussed.

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      G O P Obasi1

      1. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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