Emissions Reductions Books

  • Green Skies Thinking: Promoting The Development And Commercialisation Of Sustainable Bio-Jet Fuels

    Our report recommends the wide-scale deployment of sustainable bio-jet fuels which would result in emission reductions worth £37.41 billion in the UK between 2020 and 2050, as well as making a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target. We also set out how the UK can become a world leader in this important suite of ...

  • Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought?

    As new mechanisms for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD) are being negotiated in international climate change talks, resource tenure must be given greater attention. Tenure over land and trees – the systems of rights, rules, institutions and processes regulating their access and use – will affect the extent to ...

  • Cement Technology Roadmap 2009 : Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050

    Cement Technology Roadmap: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050” calls for strong national policies to activate known CO 2 mitigation actions that the cement industry can take now to reduce its emissions. It also issues a call to action to develop commercially-viable carbon capture and storage technologies as a method for further reducing global ...

  • Global Glacier Changes: Facts and Figures

    Glaciers are a critical component of the earth’ system and the current accelerated melting and retreat of glaciers have severe impacts on the environment. ‘’Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures' presents the latest fluctuations of glaciers and ice caps and underlines the overall trend of glaciers’ retreat.The report, ...

  • The Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the Building and Construction Sector

    Buildings are responsible for more than one third of total energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions globally, both in developed and developing countries. The potential for drastic reductions of the energy consumption in buildings is significant. However, research presented in this report indicates that the Clean Development Mechanism ...

  • Information, Communication and Education on Climate Change - European Perspectives

    It is now beyond any doubt that climate change represents a major threat to the environmental, social and economic well-being of the planet. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol are examples of what is being done. A further means to work towards a reduction in greenhouse emissions is by raising awareness ...

  • Adapting to climate change in urban areas: the possibilities and constraints in low and middle income nations

    This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world’s population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or ...

  • Buildings and Climate Change, Status Challenges and Opportunities

    The building sector contributes up to 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from energy use during the life time of buildings. Identifying opportunities to reduce these emissions has become a priority in the global effort to reduce climate change. 'Buildings and Climate Change'provides an overview of current knowledge about greenhouse gas ...

  • Improvement of the life cycle assessment methodology for dwellings

    The aim of this thesis is to improve the environmental life cycle assessment methodology for buildings by incorporating damage to the health of occupants of emissions from building materials and local traffic. It also intends to determine the overall impact reduction by building environmentally improved dwellings. This reduction is referred to as ...

  • Environmentally Benign Approaches for Pulp Bleaching

    Pulp and paper production has increased globally and will continue to increase in the near future. Approximately 155 millions tons of wood pulp is produced worldwide and about 260 millions is projected for 2010. To cope with the increasing demand, an increase in production and improved environmental performance is needed as the industry is under ...

  • Pathways to 2050 Energy & climate change

    Pathways to 2050 - Energy & climate change builds on the WBCSD’s 2004 Facts and Trends to 2050: Energy and climate change publication, providing a more detailed overview of potential pathways to reducing CO2 emissions. The pathways shown illustrate the scale and complexity of the change needed, as well as the progress that has to be made through ...

  • Clean Development Mechanism, (The). Implications for energy and sustainable agriculture and rural development projects (En)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThe international community is increasingly aware of the dangers of climate change and is steadily advancing towards the design of mechanisms to mitigate its adverse impacts and adapt to its consequences. The creation of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change and its Kyoto ...

  • Emission Reduction Credit Trading Systems: An Overview of Recent Results and an Assessment of Best Practices Report

    This report assesses actual experience under the two principal forms of inter-firm emissions credit trading programs used today: emission reduction credit (ERC) trading used for new source offsets under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and discrete emissions reduction (DER) credit programs created in six states since 1995. The report makes a qualitative ...

  • The Cement Sustainability Initiative: Our Agenda for Action, leaflet

    The Agenda for Action represents the cement industry’s response to research and stakeholder meetings focused on how to make the sector more sustainable. It outlines a set of individual and joint initiatives to be tracked and reported on in 2005 and 2007.The Agenda for Action has been developed as a response to research and stakeholder meetings, a ...

  • Environmental law in developing countries : selected issues

    This publication contains four papers on different legal issues of interest to developing countries. The papers were researched and written by four Carl Duisberg Gesellscaft (CDG) Fellows who came to Germany from Bangladesh, Venezuela, Nigeria and China to study under the host leadership of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre. Subjects chosen by ...

  • Case Study Country Reports in Tanzania

    This report is the national inventory of Tanzania, and presents the findings of the study team. A base line inventory of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases for Tanzania is being presented. While a lot of gaps do exist in the data available and that which is required for a detailed inventory, the work highlights areas where further research is ...

  • Acid in the Environment

    This book is the result of a conference held biannually at the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on important ecological impacts of acid deposition, the transboundary nature of the pollutants that cause acid rain, and domestic and ...

  • Emissions of Air Pollutants

    Well founded and reliable emission data are necessary to implement strategies to investigate and control air pollution caused by the transport and chemical transformation of air pollutants. This book contains a wealth of new information that enables environmental scientists and authorities dealing with air pollution to design methods for measuring ...

  • Deep-Sea Food Chains and the Global Carbon Cycle

    Carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse' gases are increasing in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels, the destruction of rain forests, etc., leading to predictions of a gradual global warming which will perturb the global biosphere. An important process which counters this trend toward potential climate change is the removal of ...

  • Effective Control of Fugitive Emissions

    With the EPA continually pressuring the industry to reduce emissions, control of fugitives is increasingly important to your overall emissions ...

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