Climate Change and Developing Countries

Overview

This book presents the alternative perspectives of developing countries on opportunities to benefit from the current and emerging global negotiations, institutions, and mechanisms to address climate change. Analyses show that the developing countries, with appropriate policy and institutional responses, could benefit from the global programs for mitigating the climate change. A comprehensive and simplified guide to assist negotiators and policy makers from developing countries, ...

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Overview

This book presents the alternative perspectives of developing countries on opportunities to benefit from the current and emerging global negotiations, institutions, and mechanisms to address climate change. Analyses show that the developing countries, with appropriate policy and institutional responses, could benefit from the global programs for mitigating the climate change. A comprehensive and simplified guide to assist negotiators and policy makers from developing countries, as well as researchers, is provided.

The unique feature of this book is that it provides a comprehensive coverage of different issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation analysis, impacts and adaptation, policy options, emerging global institutions and mechanisms, and alternative perspectives of developing countries.

The book provides basic information, analysis, and interpretation of various aspects relevant to climate change and will be a valuable asset to researchers, negotiators, policy makers, and environmental groups engaged in the analysis and discussion of climate change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402001048
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/31/2002
  • Series: Advances in Global Change Research Series , #11
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 3. Carbon Emissions - Historical Trends and Future Scenarios. 4. Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. 5. Climate Change Mitigation. 6. Policies, Programs, and Measures. 7. Global Mechanisms for Addressing Climate Change. 8. Climate Change: Development, Equity and Sustainability. 9. Climate Change and Developing Countries. References. Index.

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