climate change protocol Books

  • Climate Change

    Following the style and spirit of the IOC Forum series, this book provides the non-specialist with the basic scientific background and information essential for understanding the complex processes that bring about climate change. This book is a valuable aid, facilitating public and private debate - and rational decision-making. The authors explain ...

  • Accounting for Climate Change

    The assessment of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted to and removed from the atmosphere is high on both political and scientific agendas internationally. As increasing international concern and cooperation aim at policy-oriented solutions to the climate change problem, several issues have begun to arise regarding verification and compliance under ...

  • The Kyoto Protocol

    The adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in December 1997 was a major achievement in the endeavour to tackle the problem of global climate change at the dawn of the 21st century. After many years of involvement in the negotiation process, the book's two internationally recognised authors now offer the international community a first hand and inside ...

  • Carbon Sinks and Climate Change

    Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are methods of harnessing nature to tackle global warming – the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. The author provides signposts for the way ahead in climate change policy and ...

  • Climate change in Asia: Perspectives on the Future Climate Regime

    Looking beyond the Kyoto Protocol's first containment period, and intense and growing international debate over the future climate change has emerged. Countries in Asia have particularly high stakes in this regime given the region's high population, growing greenhouse gas emissions, burgeoning economies and vulnerabilities to the impact of climate ...

  • 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 ...

  • Law and Economics of International Climate Change Policy

    The Kyoto Protocol is a landmark international agreement to tackle the problem of global climate change. Most operational details of the Protocol, however, were not decided in Kyoto but deferred to following conferences. This deferral of the details, while probably appropriate to initially reach the agreement, has become a major stepping ...

  • Climate, biodiversity, and forests : issues and opportunities emerging from the Kyoto protocol

    This report is a result of collaboration between WRI and IUCN examining why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial, and attempts to clarify and separate the issues. It concludes with recommendations that will help ensure decisions are taken by the Conference of the Parties lead to t he best possible ...

  • 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 ...

  • The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting

    A protocol for quantifying and reporting the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission benefits of climate change mitigation projects (GHG projects) was launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ...

  • Economics of Climate Change: The Contribution of Forestry Projects

    The Kyoto Protocol is expected to give lead to the creation of an international market for greenhouse gas emission credits having an estimated volume of several tens of billions of dollars. The extent to which forestry projects will be accepted in this market is a matter of current discussion and controversy. In its evaluation of the ...

  • Technology Transfer for the Ozone Layer Lessons for Climate Change

    Technology transfer - the development of practical applications and commercialization of research for positive environmental outcomes - is the crux of many of the 230 international environmental treaties. It is also widely viewed as essential to the Kyoto Protocol and success in the global fight against climate change. While debate rages about ...

  • 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 ...

  • The International Climate Change Regime - A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures

    This book presents a comprehensive, authoritative and independent account of the rules, institutions and procedures governing the international climate change regime. Its detailed yet user-friendly description and analysis covers the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and all decisions taken by the Conference of the ...

  • Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change

     Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change - AquaTerra has developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme that aims to provide the scientific basis for an improved river basin management through a better understanding of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Beyond Kyoto - A New Global Climate Certificate System

    This balanced analysis presents news from the ‘climate-protection front’. On the down-side, neither the current 'Kyoto-Protocol' Climate Protection System with (legally binding) commitments by major countries to reduce or limit their greenhouse gas emissions nor various proposals for improving the commitment system are capable of meeting the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Butterworths Environmental Law Handbook Third edition

    The third edition has been updated and expanded. It includes the updated texts of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995 and incorporates amendments to the existing materials including those made by the Waste Minimisation Act 1998 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Other new materials include- UK Statutes ...

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