climate change protocol Articles

  • Climate change negotiations: an analysis of the Kyoto Protocol

    This article gives a detailed legal analysis of the Kyoto Protocol's key provisions. The analysis includes a presentation of the negotiations' historical, institutional and political context, and of the positions of the different players. It describes the future challenges relating to the implementation of the Protocol and its possible strengthening.Keywords: climate change, implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change Central Develops Nitrogen Quantification Protocols with ClimateCHECK

    Climate Change Central is a unique public-private partnership that promotes the development of innovative responses to global climate change. The organization helps Alberta businesses, governments and other stakeholders work together to pursue greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. In 2007, Climate Change Central was collaborating with Alberta Environment, an international agricultural product ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Book Reviews: Crucial Issues in Climate change and the Kyoto protocol: Asia & the World

    Climate change is generally acknowledged as one of the world's great human, economic and ecological threats. Yet as Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh notes in his foreword to this book, in much of Asia, recognition of these threats is only now 'slowly dawning', and has not affected public opinion. The majority of Ambassador Koh's friends 'do not understand the problem'. There is scepticism about ...


  • Climate Change Central Develops Nitrogen Quantifi cation Protocols with ClimateCHECK

    Climate Change Central is a unique public-private partnership that promotes the development of innovative responses to global climate change. The organization helps Alberta businesses, governments and other stakeholders work together to pursue greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. In 2007, Climate Change Central was collaborating with Alberta Environment, an international agricultural product ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Developing countries and climate change

    This paper is a discussion of the policies of developing countries in the negotiations on climate change. To most developing countries, this is not considered a major issue (except for OASIS countries) but it was used as an instrument for leveraging their claims for a better distribution of wealth among nations and an increase in Official Development Assistance (ODA). The adoption of renewable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol – A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

    1. What is the aim of the Communication? The Communication sets out the EU's vision for a transparent and dynamic, legally binding United Nations climate change agreement that sets the world on a pathway to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. International negotiations are under way and are set to be finalised at the UN climate conference in Paris in December 2015. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Allocation of ecologically allowable carbon emissions to countries as a key to more effective post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law

    The paper proposes novel carbon indicators as effective control instruments to design the post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law. The allocation of Ecologically Allowable Carbon Emissions (EACE) to countries show that a group of countries needs no emissions reductions today because their actual carbon emissions are below the EACE. The presented approach offers improved flexibility ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resourcing for climate change

    Climate change is scientifically, widely recognised to be happening as a result of the anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Consequently we need to look at adaptation and mitigation to limit the social, environmental and economic impacts. Allen & York are market leading environmental recruitment specialists with 15 years experience and an expanding Energy team ...


    By Allen & York Ltd

  • 2015 World Climate Summit in Paris: Striving for a Follow-Up to the Kyoto Protocol

    For years, the world’s heads of state and government have been striving for a new regulation to follow up the Kyoto Protocol—so far without success. However, time is of the essence. If the states do not finally agree on binding targets at the upcoming climate conference in Paris and also implement these targets consistently, global warming will continue to intensify. It’s time ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Preface – Climate change: what is at stake?

    The second Earth Summit in Rio will open in 2012. The debate will concern the ability of the world to face its future and the participants will hope to provide answers. Climate change and its challenges will be on the agenda, and recommendations will be advanced and the aim will be to implement them quickly. More than any other area, the climate negotiations have all the ingredients that cause ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The changing climate for United States law

    Just a few years ago, the subject of American climate change law would not merit an article like this one, let alone the book that the American Bar Association has recently published on the subject.1 But the United States has changed, at least somewhat. At the moment, most important United States climate change law consists of state and local law, but there are signs that the federal government ...

  • How the media is creating a climate for change

    IPCC chair R. K. Pachauri calls on journalists to maintain focus on the scientific rationale for action in their coverage of climate change. The media has played a central role in spreading awareness on climate change over the past two years. I find this particularly satisfying because when I was elected vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1997, I highlighted the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • What is ambition in the context of climate change?

    Ambition is a word often used in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. While most people think of ambition as a strong desire to achieve something, the word has a more specific meaning when it comes to international climate action. What Does Ambition Mean and Why Is it ...

  • Dynamic consistency problems behind the Kyoto Protocol

    This paper examines the economic rationale behind both the quantitative targets and the flexibility mechanisms adopted in the Kyoto Protocol. It synthesises some theoretical dimensions of the debate about the socalled "when flexibility" of climate policies, explaining the importance of the interplay between uncertainty and techno-economic inertia. Numerical results show that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Australian Government to ratify Kyoto Protocol

    The new Australian government is to be formed by the Labor party, which won the election on the 24 November. Labor’s renewable energy plan is part of a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, which includes: Immediately ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. Setting a target based on science to cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent on 2000 levels by 2050. ...


  • Soil Sampling Protocol to Certify the Changes of Organic Carbon Stock in Mineral Soils of European Union - Version 2

    The study of the soil has always represented a challenge for the scientific community. Soil forms a continuum in space, so that classification is often difficult. Soil has a vertical dimension (depth), but many characteristics are not being visible from the surface. Its properties vary very slowly over time, so that changes are difficult to detect. The study of soil heavily depends on the ...


  • Climate Change Initiatives are Heating Up in the United States

    If you thought the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would not affect you, think again! The climate change issue is heating up in the United States even though we are not a party to the Kyoto Protocol. With the number of extreme weather events tripling in the past 50 years, the global average level of the sea increasing, and the amount of snow cover declining,1 U.S. citizens want to ...

  • Economic Evaluation of Quantitative Objectives for Climate Change

    This study identifies the least-cost packages of specific policies and measures for meeting the Community's quantitative reduction targets for greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. The study analyses separately carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and how the different sectors of the economy (i.e. power production, industry, tertiary-domestic, transport, waste sector and ...

  • Geoengineering climate Change: Treating the symptom over the cause?

    The present article by Crutzen (2006) on the use of albedo enhancement to address the problem of greenhouse warming is bound to evoke diverse reactions among the community. It is important to note that Crutzen argues that this idea be studied in depth and openly before any large scale action is taken. A basic assumption to this approach is that we, humans, understand the Earth system sufficiently ...


    By Springer

  • Forecast: Brazil - national climate change plan

    Law 12.187 of 29 December 2009 institutes the National Climate Change Policy of Brazil. While debate rages on over whether or not Copenhagen was effective, Brazil has taken a meaningful step to reduce its projected greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions by approximately 37% by 2020. Much of this reduction will come from cuts in deforestation rates. In addition, projected anthropogenic emissions will ...

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