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The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) Pilot: Experiences and Lessons Learned

  • Robert K. Dixon
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Part of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies book series (IGES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. A. Michaelowa, K. Begg, S. Parkinson, R. Dixon
    Pages 39-72
  3. A. Michaelowa, R. Dixon, L. Abron
    Pages 73-88
  4. A. Michaelowa, K. Begg, M. Dutschke, N. Matsuo, S. Parkinson
    Pages 89-104
  5. C. Jepma, W. Van Der Gaast
    Pages 105-120
  6. M. Trexler, L. Kosloff, R. Gibbons
    Pages 121-165
  7. A. Hambleton, C. Figueres, K. Chatterjee
    Pages 167-181
  8. J. Sathaye, R. Bradley
    Pages 183-207
  9. J. Leonard, I. Mintzer, D. Michel
    Pages 209-237
  10. J. Heister, P. Karani, K. Poore, C. Sinha, R. Selrod
    Pages 239-279
  11. K. Danish, E. Brenes, J. Rotter
    Pages 281-307
  12. Edward Vine, Jayant Sathaye, Willy Makundi, Jed Jones
    Pages 309-351
  13. Paul Hassing, Matthew S. Mendis
    Pages 353-381
  14. I. Mintzer, R. Dixon
    Pages 407-418
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book

Introduction

Jose Maria Figueres Olsen Former President Republic of Costa Rica The heated debate about global climate change continues. Some say it is the gravest calamity our species has ever encountered. Others deny its existence altogether. As with most caseS of human decision making, the truth is most likely somewhere in the middle. The challenge of this particular set of decisions is the overwhelming sense of uncertainty. Science cannot fully attribute the climatic catastrophes occurring before our eyes to increasing levels of greenhouse gas concentrations. Neither can Science prove that extreme events and warming trends are unrelated to human behavior. Economic models, sophisticated as they are, cannot agree on the costs of reducing carbon dioxide (C~) emissions in industrialized countries. International negotiations are thus mired in the morass of scientific and economic uncertainty. The are only two elements of certainty in the whole debate. The frrst is the need for precaution. The potential impacts are such, that the risk of inaction is unaffordable to the human race. Under the current state of knowledge, mankind must take cautious but unequivocal steps to reverse current patterns.

Keywords

Global warming Institution climate change development emissions environment negotiations

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert K. Dixon
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyU.S. Department of EnergyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4287-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5858-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4287-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7871
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