Climate Change Effects on People’s Livelihood

Mohammad Ehsanul Kabir, Silvia Serrao-Neumann

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Generally climate is defined as the long-term average weather conditions of a particular place, region, or the world. Key climate variables include surface conditions such as temperature, precipitation, and wind. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) broadly defined climate change as any change in the state of climate which persists for extended periods, usually for decades or longer (Allwood et al. 2014). Climate change may occur due to nature’s both internal and external processes. External process involves anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and volcanic eruptions. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) made a distinction between climate change attributable to human contribution to atmospheric composition and natural climate variability. In its Article 1, the UNFCCC defines climate change as “a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Action
EditorsWalter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-95884-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
ISSN (Print)2523-7403
ISSN (Electronic)2523-7411


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