Global Change, Energy Issues and Regulation Policies

Overview

This book analyses the deep interaction between the world’s environmental crises, energy production, conversion and use, and global regulation policies.

Bringing together experts from a wide range of scientific fields, it offers the reader a broad scope of knowledge on such topics as:



• climate change and...

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Overview

This book analyses the deep interaction between the world’s environmental crises, energy production, conversion and use, and global regulation policies.

Bringing together experts from a wide range of scientific fields, it offers the reader a broad scope of knowledge on such topics as:



• climate change and exhaustion of resources
• the relationship between basic science and the development of sustainable energy technologies
• the relationship between global and local environmental policies
• the possible competition between foodstuff production and that of agro-fuels
• urban adaptation
• negotiations at the international level
• financial rules

This book invites the reader to consider the multidisciplinary aspects of these urgent energy/environmental issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400766600
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/2013
  • Series: Integrated Science & Technology Program Series , #2
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Global Change Research II: some keys to the climate/energy crisis.- Greenhouse gases and climatic change.- New perspectives for fossil fuels: Hydrocarbons in "unconventional" settings.- Urban physical infrastructure adaptation to climate change.- Sustainable Nuclear Energy helps Europe to meet its energy challenges.- CO2 Capture transport and storage, a promising technology for limiting climate change.- New energy sources and CO2 treatment.- Introduction to Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies and their Contribution to a Sustainable Energy Future.- Biomass for energy: energetic and environmental challenges of biofuels.- Meeting Environmental and Energy Challenges: CNG Conversion of Motor Vehicles in Dhaka.- After Copenhagen, Revisiting both the scientific and political framings of the climate change regime.- The Drafting of the Future International Climate Regime: From the Copenhagen Accord to the Cancún Agreements.- Governing urban infrastructure in developing cities: the role of carbon finance.- The 'triple A' issue: Agriculture – Alimentation needs – Agro-fuels.- Index.

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