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Protecting the Atmosphere : The Climate Change Convention and its context

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Protecting the Atmosphere : The Climate Change Convention and its context
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Protecting the Atmosphere
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The Climate Change Convention and its context
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'The authors take us into less-known corridors of climate Realpolitik and energy power play. We are provided with the essential vocabulary to understand what is at stake and how the challenge should be tackled' Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Global warming and the resulting climate change present one of the greatest potential threats humanity has had to face. Every country contributes to them and they affect every person. Correspondingly, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, negotiated at the Earth Summit and since, is potentially one of the most significant international agreements ever reached {uFFFD} and its successful implementation is vital if the threat is to be averted. This book provides a guide to the Convention and explains in very clear terms what is involved: the background which makes it so necessary; the tortuous process involved in negotiating it; what it says; and most importantly, how it must be interpreted and implemented, making clear the scale of the changes involved and the dangers of evading them. Sten Nilsson is leader of the forest resources project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. David Pitt is a consultant to the Bellerive Foundation and Alp Action. They are the authors of Mountain World in Danger, published by Earthscan in 1991. Originally published in 1994
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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International Environmental Governance Set
Protecting the Atmosphere : The Climate Change Convention and its context
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Protecting the Atmosphere : The Climate Change Convention and its context
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Contents
  • Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Avant-propos -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Purposes -- 1.2 Greenhouse Problems -- 1.3 Solutions -- 1.4 The Role of the Framework Convention -- 1.5 International Law and the Environment -- Chapter 2 The Convention's Evolution and Elements -- 2.1 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- 2.2 Other Protocols and Directives -- 2.3 Compliance and Precautions -- 2.4 Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee -- 2.5 The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development -- 2.6 Elements for the Convention -- 2.6.1 Carbon limit linchpin -- 2.6.2 Assessment -- 2.6.3 Initial targets and timetables -- 2.6.4 National strategies and funding -- Notes -- Chapter 3 Reading the Convention -- 3.1 Preamble -- 3.2 Definitions, Objectives, and Principles -- 3.3 Commitments -- 3.4 Education, Training, and Awareness -- 3.5 Conference of the Parties -- 3.6 Finance -- 3.7 Disputes and Protocols -- 3.8 Interim Arrangements -- 3.9 Prompt Start -- Chapter 4 Why the Convention Is Important -- 4.1 Innovatory Legal Principles -- 4.2 Elements of the Convention -- 4.3 Prenegotiation Assistance -- 4.4 Expanded Role for NGOs -- 4.5 Benefits and Costs of Implementation -- 4.6 Information, Education, and Awareness -- Chapter 5 Suggestions for the Convention and Protocols -- 5.1 Allocation and Interim Protocols -- 5.2 Reduction Schemes -- 5.3 Princeton and Houston Protocols -- 5.4 Carbon Tax -- 5.5 Trade in Allotments and Fixed Rate Standards -- 5.6 Joint Implementation -- 5.7 Policy Contexts and Pricing Subsidies -- 5.8 Ecological Taxes and Other Special Charges -- 5.9 Global Marshall Plan -- 5.10 ESCAPE -- 5.11 No Regrets Policy -- Chapter 6 Shifting Alliances and Blocs -- 6.1 South
  • 6.2 North -- 6.3 East -- Chapter 7 Objections to the Convention -- 7.1 Criticism of Climate Aid -- 7.2 Diplomatic Deficiencies -- 7.3 Scenario Inequities -- 7.4 Lack of Action -- 7.5 Attitudes of Different Blocs -- 7.6 Car Culture and Renewable Energy -- 7.7 Absent Signatories -- 7.8 Financing -- 7.9 Industry -- 7.10 Activist NGOs -- Chapter 8 National Actions -- 8.1 United States -- 8.2 Cuba -- 8.3 Netherlands -- 8.4 Australia -- 8.5 Germany -- 8.6 Ireland -- 8.7 Japan -- 8.8 Norway -- 8.9 China -- 8.10 Alpine Convention -- 8.11 Sister Conventions -- Chapter 9 Economic Dimensions -- 9.1 Economic Damage and Climate Change -- 9.2 Costs for Mitigation -- 9.3 Critics of Current Economic Analyses -- Chapter 10 Policy Options -- 10.1 Energy and CO2 -- 10.1.1 The industrial sector -- 10.1.2 The transportation sector -- 10.1.3 Households and services sector -- 10.1.4 Energy sector -- 10.1.5 Subsidies for energy production -- 10.1.6 Renewables -- 10.2 Other Greenhouse Gases and Other Emission Sectors -- 10.3 Forestry and Agriculture -- Chapter 11 Implementation -- 11.1 Ratifiers -- 11.2 The Adequacy of Emission Commitments -- 11.3 Joint Implementation -- 11.4 Legal Uncertainties -- 11.5 Funding -- 11.6 Verification -- Chapter 12 Conclusions: Future Steps -- 12.1 Future Steps -- Further Readings and Sources -- References -- Annex -- Annex I -- Annex II -- Subject Index
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