Climate Change 2001: Mitigation: Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Some issues addressed in this Working Group III volume are mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, managing biological carbon reservoirs, geo-engineering, costing methods, and decision-making frameworks.

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Some issues addressed in this Working Group III volume are mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, managing biological carbon reservoirs, geo-engineering, costing methods, and decision-making frameworks.

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This volume forms part of the Third Assessment Report produced by the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With a focus on the mitigation of climate change, the ten chapters discuss the strong interlinkages between climate change policy and policies towards sustainable development; technological options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or enhance their sinks in various economic sectors and regions; technologies and practices that can achieve the targets of the Kyoto Protocol in the short term and stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases in the longer term; technological, social, economic, cultural or institutional barriers that impede the implementation of these options; costs at the global, national and sectoral levels; other benefits that climate policy can deliver or the climate benefits of other socio-economic policies; and how this data can be used to support climate policy decision making. Edited by Metz (The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment), Ogunlade Davidson (U. of Cape Town), Rob Swart (IPCC Technical Support Unit) and Jiahua Pan (The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"The subject is explored in great depth and should prove valuable to policy makers,researchers,analysts, and students."American Meteorological Society 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521015028
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 762
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary for policy makers; Technical summary; Introduction; 1. Scope of the report; 2. Greenhouse gas emissions: mitigation scenarios and implications; 3. Technological and economic potential of GHG emissions reduction; 4. Technological and economic potential of options to enhance, maintain and manage biological carbon reservoirs and geo-engineering; 5. Barriers, opportunities and market potential of technologies and practices; 6. Policies, measures and instruments; 7. Costing methodologies for mitigation; 8. Global, regional and national costs and ancillary benefits of mitigation; 9. Sector costs and ancillary benefits of mitigation; 10. Decision making frameworks; Index.

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