Controlling Climate Change

Controlling Climate Change

by Bert Metz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521764033

ISBN-13: 9780521764032

Pub. Date: 12/03/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"An unbiased and comprehensive overview, based on the findings of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Using no jargon, it looks at tackling and adapting to man-made climate change, and works through the often confusing potential solutions. Bert Metz is the former co-chair of the IPCC, at the center of international climate change negotiations. His

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"An unbiased and comprehensive overview, based on the findings of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Using no jargon, it looks at tackling and adapting to man-made climate change, and works through the often confusing potential solutions. Bert Metz is the former co-chair of the IPCC, at the center of international climate change negotiations. His insider expertise provides a cutting edge assessment of issues at the top of the political agenda. He leads the reader succinctly through ambitious mitigation scenarios, in combination with adapting our future societies to different climate conditions and the potential costs of these measures. Illustrations and extensive boxed examples motivate students to engage with this essential global debate, and questions for each chapter are available online for course instructors. Minimal technical language also makes this book valuable to anyone with an interest in action to combat climate change"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521764032
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 Climate change and its impacts: a short summary 1

2 Greenhouse gas emissions 30

3 Keeping climate change within sustainable limits: where to draw the line? 51

4 Development first 78

5 Energy supply 105

6 Transportation 151

7 Buildings 181

8 Industry and waste management 209

9 Land use, agriculture, and forestry 235

10 How does it fit together? 261

11 Policies and measures 287

12 International climate change agreements 318

Index 351

The colour plates will be found between pages 208 and 209

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