Advertisement

Beside Adaptation: Concepts for the Future

  • Simon SpyraEmail author
  • Eike Albrecht
Chapter
  • 852 Downloads
Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 4)

Abstract

Maybe it was God who in the beginning created heaven and earth (Gen 1,1), who created mankind (Gen 2,7), who committed nature to us (Gen 2,15). Whether it is a question of creed or not: Our atmosphere is unique. Its special consistence makes it possible for the temperature on the earth’s surface to constantly stay at a certain level, a level at which our environment can unfold and the Garden of Eden can be preserved and protected. And if God has committed nature to mankind in equal shares, all humans bear responsibility for protecting and saving the Garden of Eden. And if not, the same is true by the principle of equity.

Keywords

Kyoto Protocol Emission Trading Trading System Emission Trading System Commitment Period 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Australian Government (2012a) Clean energy future fact sheet, carbon pricing mechanism: who is liable? Available at http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/500-companies/ (as of 12.11.2013)
  2. Australian Government (2012b) Administration for climate conversation and energy efficiency, 2012. Available at http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/clean-energy-future/legislation.aspx (as of 12.11.2013)
  3. CO2-Handel.de (2012) New Zealand will ask agriculture sector to pay up to cover the costs of emissions not until 2015, 03.07.2012. Available at http://www.co2-handel.de/article184_18589.html (as of 12.11.2013)
  4. EPA (2013) United States Environment Protection Agency. National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data. Available at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/usinventoryreport.html (as of 12.11.2013)
  5. European Commission (2012) Press release of 28.08.2012. Available at http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-12-916_en.htm (as of 12.11.2013)
  6. Focus-online (2008) Merkel: Bemessung des erlaubten CO2-Ausstoßes auf Pro-Kopf-Basis (Merkel: Calculation of Allowed CO 2 -Emission on Per Capita Basis), Focus-online from 29 May 2008, available at: http://www.focus.de/politik/diverses/merkel-bemessung-des-erlaubten-co2-ausstosses-auf-pro-kopf-basis_aid_305001.html# (as of 12.11.2013)Google Scholar
  7. Government of British Columbia (2007) Bill 44: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act (GGRTA) that came into force on 1 January 2008. The bill is available at http://www.leg.bc.ca/38th3rd/3rd_read/gov44-3.htm (as of 12.11.2013)
  8. Government of Québec (2012) Annual caps on greenhouse gas emission units relating to the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances for the 2013–2020 period, Draft Regulation, Environment Quality ActGoogle Scholar
  9. Guan D, Liu Z, Geng Y, Lindner S, Hubacek K (2012) The gigatonne gap in China’s carbon dioxide inventories. Nature Climate Change 2(9):672–675Google Scholar
  10. Hedegaard C (2011) India: A major player and constructive force in Durban. Article from 16 December 2011, Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/hedegaard/headlines/articles/2011-12-16_01_de.htm. Accessed 13 Sept 2013
  11. Kejun J, Wang W (2012) In: Kossoy A and Guigon P (eds), State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012, World Bank Report, 2012, Westland Printers, Laurel, MDGoogle Scholar
  12. Kossoy A, Guigon P (2012) State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012. World Bank Report, 2012, Westland Printers, Laurel, MDGoogle Scholar
  13. Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks of Québec (2008) 2006–2012 action plan, Québec and climate change, a challenge for the futureGoogle Scholar
  14. Mizuno Y (2012). In: Kossoy A, Guigon P (eds) State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012, World Bank Report, 2012. Westland Printers, Laurel, MDGoogle Scholar
  15. Province of Alberta (2009) Climate Change Emissions Management Act, 2007. Available at http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=C16P7.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779740956 (as of 12.11.2013)
  16. Rediff online (2009) Singh: ‘There has been a decline in poverty in India’, rediff-online from 30 April 2009. Available at: http://business.rediff.com/interview/2009/apr/30/interview-with-montek-singh-ahluwalia.htm (as of 05.09.2013)
  17. Republic of Korea (2010) Article 1 of the Amendments of the Ministry of Government Legislation, Framework Act on Low Carbon, Green Growth, 2010. Available at http://www.uncsd2012.org/content/documents/South%20Korea%20Framework%20Act%20on%20Low%20Carbon%20Green%20Growth%202010.pdf (as of 12.11.2013)
  18. Traufetter G, Zand B (2013) China – Gesundes Wachstum (China – Healthy Growth), Der Spiegel 34/2013, p. 86; the “opinions of the state council on accelerating the development of environmental industry” are available at http://english.mep.gov.cn/News_service/infocus/201308/t20130814_257467.htm (as of 12.11.2013)
  19. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (2012) Fact sheet low carbon green growth roadmap for Asia and the Pacific, p. 8. Available at http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/lcgg/documents/roadmap/case_study_fact_sheets/Fact%20Sheets/FS-Cap-and-trade-scheme.pdf (as of 12.11.2013)
  20. Urbánek (2013) China's foreign exchange reserves at the end of 2012 grew to 3.3 trillion, from +700% L.04. KurzyCZ. Retrieved 26 March 2013Google Scholar
  21. Wang W (2011) Linking climate finance to the agriculture and forestry sectors in China, 2011, climate economics in progress. Economica, New York, NYGoogle Scholar
  22. WBGU (2009) Sondergutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU): Kassensturz für den Weltklimavertrag – Der Budgetansatz (Special Report of the German Advisory Council Global Change (WBGU): Solving the Climate Dilemma: The Budget Approach, available at: http://www.bmbf.de/pubRD/wbgu_sn2009.pdf (as of 05.09.2013)
  23. WBGU (2011) Gutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU): Welt im Wandel – Gesellschaftsvertrag für eine große Transformation (Report of the German Advisory Council Global Change (WBGU): Changing World – Social Contract for a Great Transformation)Google Scholar
  24. Weiss S (2010) Zähes Ringen im Endkampf um neues Klimaabkommen (Hard Negotiations in the Final Battle for a New Cliamte Change Agreement), Der Standard, 10.12.2010, available at http://derstandard.at/1291454847137/Zaehes-Ringen-im-Endkampf-um-neues-Klimaabkommen (as of 14.09.2013)
  25. WCI – Western Climate Initiative (2011) Press release of 16.11.2011, available at http://www.westernclimateinitiative.org/news-and-updates/139-quebec-adopts-cap-and-trade-regulation (as of 12.11.2013)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Public LawBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

Personalised recommendations