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Evaluating Climate Change Action Plans

National Actions for International Commitment

  • James C. White
  • Wendy H. Petry
  • William R. Wagner

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel Reifsnyder
    Pages 5-8
  3. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 9-16
  4. Robert Watson
    Pages 17-28
  5. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 29-33
  6. Karl Hausker
    Pages 35-39
  7. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 41-42
  8. David C. Rinebolt
    Pages 43-47
  9. Daniel Lashof
    Pages 49-54
  10. John Hemphill
    Pages 55-58
  11. Robert Beck
    Pages 59-62
  12. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 63-70
  13. Elizabeth Cook
    Pages 71-74
  14. David Montgomery
    Pages 75-88
  15. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 89-95
  16. Charles Siebenthal
    Pages 97-110
  17. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 111-112
  18. Pam Herman
    Pages 113-117
  19. Dirk Forrister
    Pages 119-122
  20. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 123-126
  21. Wesley Warren
    Pages 127-129
  22. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 131-132
  23. T. J. Glauthier
    Pages 139-145
  24. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 147-149
  25. Richard Findlay
    Pages 151-155
  26. Wolfram Schoett
    Pages 157-166
  27. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 167-169
  28. Satoshi Tanaka
    Pages 171-180
  29. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 191-195
  30. Jennifer Morgan
    Pages 197-200
  31. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 201-203
  32. Carol Werner
    Pages 205-207
  33. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 209-209
  34. M. Granger Morgan, Hadi Dowlatabadi
    Pages 211-221
  35. Irving Mintzer
    Pages 223-227
  36. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 229-230
  37. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 241-242
  38. William Nitze
    Pages 243-248
  39. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 249-257
  40. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book

Introduction

The atmospheric scientists of the world are in general agreement that the threat of climate change is real, inevitable, and serious. The accumulation of greenhouse gases, principally CO from burning fossil fuels, is the main cause. 2 At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, 166 nations signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change and agreed to draw up plans to contain greenhouse gases at 1990 levels. Never in world history had so many nations agreed on anything. . Developing these plans has not been easy and no two countries have had the same circumstances and conditions to meet. Countries have not approached their problems in the same manner and many nations find the task almost impossible to solve under the ground rules set up in Rio. This volume contains the papers presented at a meeting organized by the Center for Environmental Information and held in Washington, D.C., November 30 to December 2, 1994. The principal aim of the meeting was to evaluate the U.S. and other national climate action plans which had been released a few weeks before. Specifically, these papers concentrate on an overview of the U.S. plan; the perspec­ tives of business, industry, electric utilities, and environmental organizations; mitigation actions in various plans; integrated assessment; an overview of plans from various nations; and the need to amend the convention. The meeting was sponsored and cosponsored by 35 governmental agencies, environ­ mental groups, industrial organizations, and educational institutions.

Keywords

Greenhouse gas climate climate change energy environment policy

Editors and affiliations

  • James C. White
    • 1
  • Wendy H. Petry
    • 2
  • William R. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Environmental InformationRochesterUSA

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