Keywords: Climate Change Convention, European Community, financial resources, Framework Convention, international law, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, OECD, technology transfer, UNCED, United Nations, Conference on Environment and Development, UNEP, United Nations Environment Program, World Bank
- Inderscience Publishers
- The Climate Change Convention: how it was made and what it means
The Climate Change Convention: how it was made and what it means
Hydrologic impacts of climate change and urbanization in the Las Vegas Wash Watershed, Nevada
A cell-based model for the Las Vegas Wash Watershed in Clark County, Nevada, USA, was developed by combining the Thornthwaite water balance model and the Soil Conservation Survey's Curve Number method with pixel-based computing technology. After the model was validated, it was used to predict the 2030 and 2050 hydrologic conditions under future scenarios of climate and land-use changes. The future climate projections were based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) B1 climate scenario, and the...
Three ways to strengthen IPCC reports
As the UN’s COP 21 meeting in Paris, France, draws closer, the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is under consideration. In numerous consultations from Nairobi to Berlin, member countries and scientists are discussing what’s next for the body whose scientific assessments have underpinned the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the late 1980s. With scientific consensus settled on the need to limit warming to two degrees Celsius by the end of the century, there...
Say what you mean
There may be no more important documents being produced today for governments, policy makers and the general public to understand than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments. Yet these reports have to go through a series of filters — government aides, the media, non-governmental organizations, etc. — before their messages reach the final audience. While the IPCC assessments have sections called “Summary for Policymakers” to address this, Richard Black, a former science...
Climate Science Survey. Questions and Responses
In the Spring of 2012, PBL held a survey among 1868 scientists studying various aspects of climate change, including physical climate, climate impacts, and mitigation. The main results of the survey were published in an article in Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T) in August 2014: Scientists’ views about attribution of global warming. It showed that there is widespread agreement regarding a dominant influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases on recent global warming. This agreement is stronger...
Carbon market and global climate governance: limitations and challenges
Climate change has been a challenge to international diplomacy and to global climate governance (GCG) involving governments, companies and civil society. This paper discusses the limitations and challenges of the global carbon market as a mechanism of GCG and its role in the post–Kyoto period. This study is part of an interdisciplinary and multi–institutional research about GCG and carbon market and it is based on a deep literature review of national and international academic publications, as well as institutional...