Global Change, Energy Issues and Regulation Policies

  • Jean Bernard Saulnier
  • Marcelo D. Varella

Part of the Integrated Science & Technology Program book series (ISTP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean Bernard Saulnier, Marcelo D. Varella
    Pages 1-29
  3. Vincent Moron
    Pages 31-46
  4. Siglinda Perathoner, Gabriele Centi
    Pages 143-160
  5. Jean Michel Most, Marie Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni, Marc Rousset, Mireille Bruschi
    Pages 179-203
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-308

About this book


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, including physics, geosciences, social sciences, and so on, 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


The conclusions emphasize five technological keys for the solution of the energy/environmental crisis:


  • improvement of energy efficiency and savings
  • green electricity production
  • nuclear energy
  • carbon management
  • energy vector use optimisation


Further keys, such as:


  • urban adaptation
  • negotiations at the international level
  • financial rules


are to be found in fields such as law and politics.


This book invites the reader to consider the multidisciplinary aspects of these urgent energy/environmental issues. It will be of special interest to those involved in environmental protection, energy issues and sustainable development, and international relations.


Carbon Finance Climate Change Energy Issues Environmental Policies Sustainable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Bernard Saulnier
    • 1
  • Marcelo D. Varella
    • 2
  1. 1.Pprime/ENSMAChasseneuil CedexFrance
  2. 2., Campus do UniCEUBUniversity Center of BrasiliaBrasilia, DFBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6660-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6661-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2375
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2383
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