Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Prospects for Developing Countries

Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Prospects for Developing Countries

by Anil Markandya, Kirsten Halsnaes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853839116

ISBN-13: 9781853839115

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Makes a substantial contribution to the practical, effective analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries.'
Development And Cooperation

'The book is an excellent exercise and a good source of detailed information, and a basis for further discussions. Any person interested in this major environmental problem should read

Overview

'Makes a substantial contribution to the practical, effective analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries.'
Development And Cooperation

'The book is an excellent exercise and a good source of detailed information, and a basis for further discussions. Any person interested in this major environmental problem should read it.'
International Journal of Environment and Pollution

'Markandya and Halsnaes' collection is thoughtfully put together and can be recommended to all the practitioners in the fields of climate change and sustainable development.'
The Journal of Energy Literature

This text argues that the policies pursued by developing countries will be crucial in determining the progress of climate change. Many are industrializing rapidly and the largest, particularly China and India, could have an impact at least as significant as that of the already industrialized economies - the reason given by President Bush for taking the US out of the Kyoto Protocol. The future of sustainable development in large measure depends on developing countries. This book develops a pragmatic framework for evaluating the climate change options faced by each developing country, depending on their individual circumstances. It assesses present methods, suggests how these might be improved, and proposes ways in which social and developmental aspects can be taken into account. Its discussion of the issues and the methods presented contribute to the practical analysis of climate change mitigation options in developing countries. The book should be useful to professionals, governments, international organizations and environmental groups working on climate change issues; as well as researchers, academics and students in economics, environmental and development studies and international affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839115
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.21(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesiv
List of Contributorsix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsxi
1Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An Overview1
2A Conceptual Framework for Analysing Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development15
3A Review of the Literature on Climate Change and Sustainable Development49
4Assessing Social Capital Aspects of Climate Change Projects73
5Analytical Approaches for Decision-making, Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas Emission-reduction Policies129
6Sustainability in Climate Mitigation: Integrating Equity into Project Analysis163
7Case Studies for Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mauritius and Thailand202
8The CDM and Sustainable Development: Case Studies from Brazil and India247
Index285

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