Energy Policy in the Greenhouse: From warming fate to warming limit

Energy Policy in the Greenhouse: From warming fate to warming limit


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138993440
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/27/2016
Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.1
A Target-based, Least-cost Approach to Climate Stabilization
A. Introduction
B. Growing Awareness of the Climate Threat
C. Driving Forces of Climate Change
D. Greenhouse Risks and Consequences: Just Warmer Weather?
E. Analytic Framework for the Prevention
Chapter 1.2
Is Climate Stabilization still Feasible?
A. Overview
B. Climate Modeling Approach
C. How Much Warming is Already Locked in from the Past?
D. What Further Warming will Future Emissions Bring?
E. From Concentration Ceilings to Policy Targets
Chapter 1.3
Control Requirements for Non-fossil Greenhouse Gases
A. Overview
B. CFC Releases and Other Urban-Industrial Emissions
C. Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture
D. Carbon Releases from Deforestation and Soil Destruction: How Significant Are they in Climate Warming?
E. Restoring Biospheric Carbon Pools in Forests and Soils
Chapter 1.4
How much Fossil Fuel can still be Burned?
A. Overview
B. Concentration Limit for Carbon Dioxide
C. Fossil Reserves, Energy Content, Carbon Content, and Airborne Fraction
D. Global Fossil Carbon Budget
Chapter 1.5
How could the Global Carbon Budget be Shared?
A. Climate Change and Global Equity
B. How Could Equity Goals Be Quantified?
C. Fossil Carbon Emissions and Interregional Equity: The Record to Date
D. Equity-based Allocation of the Global Carbon Budget
E. Person-year Equity and Compensatory International Assistance
Chapter 1.6
How Quickly must Fossil Fuels be Phased Out?
Global and Regional Milestones
A. Introduction
B. What Rates of Fossil Phase-out Could Be Viable?
C. Milestones for the Global Fossil Phase-out
D. Are There Any Other Options?
E. C/GDP Ratios: Historic versus Required Future Changes
F. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 1.7
A Global Compact on Climate Stabilization and Sustainable Development
A. Climate Stabilization and Sustainable Development
B. International Protocols versus Leadership by Example
C. The Climate Convention
D. Fossil Fuel Protocol
E. Protocol on Reforestation and Agricultural Land-Use
F. Protocol on Chlorofluorocarbons
G. Protocol on Other Trace Gases
H. Conclusion

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