climate change cost Books

  • Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change: A critique of the UNFCCC estimates

    This book takes another look at the costs of adapting to climate change. The estimates for 2030 used by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are likely to be substantial under-estimates. Professor Martin Parry and his co-authors look at the estimates from a range of perspectives, and conclude that:• the current cost assessments do not ...

  • The Garnaut Climate Change Review

    Professor Ross Garnaut was commissioned by all of the Governments of Australia’s Federation to examine the impacts of climate change on Australia and to recommend policy frameworks to improve the prospects of sustainable prosperity. This book examines the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy, the costs of adaptation and mitigation, ...

  • Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

    The impacts of climate change are already being observed in a variety of sectors and there is greater clarity that these changes are being caused by human activities, mainly through release of greenhouse gases. In 2005 the UK Government hosted the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change conference to take an in-depth look at the scientific issues ...

  • Climate Change: An Integrated Perspective

    Global climate change - rapid, substantial and human induced - may have radical consequences for life on earth. The problem is a complex one, however, demanding a multi-disciplinary approach. A simple cost-benefit analysis cannot capture the essentials, nor can the issue be reduced to an emissions reduction game, as the Kyoto process tries to ...

  • Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction: Joint Implementation in the Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction by Dr Michael Ridley investigates a novel way to reduce the cost of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emission reduction. This book asks whether allowing countries to substitute emission reduction undertaken abroad in lieu of emission reduction at home will reduce the cost of emission reduction and ...

  • Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change - Paperback - (Working Group III)

    This IPCC Working Group III volume provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, ...

  • International Environmental Agreements on Climate Change

    This book provides an updated overview of the current research on analysis and modelling of international agreements on climate change. The book first offers a theoretical framework for understanding the features of international agreements on climate, then shows different integrated assessment modelling approaches designed to analyse the ...

  • Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy

    Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy is a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of climate change policy, addressing the issues with a quantitative modelling approach. The book thus goes beyond the usual statements on the efficiency of economic instruments to identify the way gains and losses are distributed; who gains ...

  • Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

    Changes in climate and climate variability have an effect on people's behaviour around the world, and public institutions have an important part to play in influencing our ability to respond to and plan for climate risk. We may be able to reduce climate risk by seeking to mitigate the threat on the one hand, and by adapting to a changed ...

  • Other worlds are possible: Human progress in an age of climate change

    Other Worlds are Possible describes how the costs and benefits of global economic growth have been unfairly distributed, with those on lowest incomes getting the fewest benefits and paying the highest costs. A wide range of examples of more positive approaches are given from the wide, practical experience of the agencies in the coalition. ...

  • Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction

    Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction pulls together the final outcomes and recommendations from the PREPARED project that originated from the WSSTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform) thematic working group Sustainable Water Management in Urban areas. The PREPARED project ...

  • Climate Change 2001: Mitigation - Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of IPCC

    This report assesses all available information on the science of climate change, in particular that arising from human activities. In performing its assessments the WGIII is concerned with the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.Key features:Makes clear there are strong ...

  • Environmental Change and Malaria Risk

    In the past decade global change, mainly caused by climate change, and its effect on the society has been on the forefront of world news. Indeed, the issue has become a standard item on the agendas of political leaders, as it is feared that the economic costs caused by the predicted changes will be high, and mitigating measures consume scarce ...

  • Environmental Change and Malaria Risk

    In the past decade global change, mainly caused by climate change, and its effect on the society has been on the forefront of world news. Indeed, the issue has become a standard item on the agendas of political leaders, as it is feared that the economic costs caused by the predicted changes will be high, and mitigating measures consume scarce ...

  • Climate Action 2009/2010

    This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond.Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and ...

  • Flexible Mechanisms for an Efficient Climate Policy

    In the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, industrialized countries agreed on binding absolute targets for greenhouse gas emissions and on the admission of flexible market-economy instruments - such as emissions trading, joint implementation and the clean development mechanism - used for reaching the targets. The ...

  • Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector

    More than 250 experts from around the world gathered at the Asilomar Transportation and Energy Conference in August 2007 to tackle what many agree is the greatest environmental challenge the world faces: climate change. This 11th Biennial Conference, organized under the auspices of the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the U.S. ...

  • Shifting Mode: Low Carbon Strategies To Reduce Business Travel Costs

    Climate change, increasing fuel prices, regulation and shifting client expectations all present challenges for the way companies organise travel.Depending on the sector, business travel can account for up to three-quarters of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A coherent, low carbon business travel strategy is therefore a central, and ...

  • The Institutional Economics of Market-Based Climate Policy

    The objective of this book is to analyze the institutional barriers to implementing market-based climate policy, as well as to provide some opportunities to overcome them. The approach is that of institutional economics, with special emphasis on political transaction costs and path dependence.Instead of rejecting the neoclassical approach, this ...

  • Climate Action - Getting greener: getting slimmer, and going digital

    The second edition of Climate Change and supporting website feature a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies. These initiatives, illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change. Separated into four sections, ...

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