Climate Change Policy: Facts, Issues and Analyses

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Overview

Inspired by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Second Assessment Report, Jepma and Munasinghe set out to create a concise, practical, and compelling approach to climate change issues. In Climate Change Policy: Facts, Issues, and Analyses, they deftly explain the implications of global warming and the risks involved in attempting to mitigate climate change. They look at how and where to initiate action, and what sort of organization is needed to implement the changes. This book represents a much-needed synopsis of climate change and its real impact on society. It will be an essential text for climate change researchers, policy analysis, university students studying the environment, and anyone else with an interest in climate change issues.
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"For the interested general reader, this volume will be a valuable and authoritative place to start in exploring the many complexities of the issues surrounding human impacts on the global climate system." James P. Bruce and Hoesung Lee, Co-Chairs, IPCC, Working Group IIIā€”from the foreword.

"...this well-written synthesis volume by Professors Jepma and Munasinghe...is most welcome. They are eminently qualified to write on the subject...and the book...is lucid, stimulating and up-to-date...It will be very useful and convenient for decisionmakers, policy analysts, climate change researchers, students, and the concerned public." Bert Bolin, Chairman, IPCC, Robert Watson, Chairman-elect, IPCC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521593144
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Scope and Implications of Climate Change 1
2 Methodological and Conceptual Issues 53
3 Decision-Making Framework 83
4 Decision Criteria and Tools 122
5 Greenhouse Damage and Adaptation 160
6 Assessment of Technology Options 200
7 Costs of Implementation 251
8 Summary and Conclusions 285
Index 327
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