Special Report on Emissions Scenarios: A Special Report of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Special Report on Emissions Scenarios: A Special Report of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

by Nebojsa Nakicenovic
     
 

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This IPCC Special Report is the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art assessment available of greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, and provides invaluable information for industry, policy-makers, environmental organizations, and researchers in global change, technology, engineering and economics.  See more details below

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This IPCC Special Report is the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art assessment available of greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, and provides invaluable information for industry, policy-makers, environmental organizations, and researchers in global change, technology, engineering and economics.

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Jointly established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) first issued emission scenarios to be used for driving global circulation models to develop climate change scenarios in 1992. Since that IS92 report, many scientific understandings have changed, so the IPCC has decided to issue a new set of emission scenarios that provide input for evaluating climatic and environmental consequences of future greenhouse gas emissions and for assessing alternative mitigation and adaptation strategies. The scenarios cover driving forces from demographic to technological and economic developments. Also provided is an overview of scenario literature and introductory material explaining the presented scenarios. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'An environmental thriller that offers six alternative storylines and some potentially grim endings.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'The new emissions report from the IPCC has, however, done the climate-change debate a great service. … This volume is crucial contextual reading for understanding the forthcoming Third Assessment Report of the IPCC. … It is essential reading for anyone who is researching in the area of future climate change and its implications.' Mike Hulme, Geography and Environmental Science

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ISBN-13:
9780521800815
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1900
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.34(d)

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