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Climate change policy failures : why conventional mitigation approaches cannot succeed

Author: Howard A Latin
Publisher: Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 2011.
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At the recent UN Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban, the developed nations promised hundreds of billions of dollars in financial aid to help developing countries overcome global climate change dangers. The developed nations will need to spend many more billions to limit their own greenhouse gas pollution, the main cause of global warming and climate change. Will all this money and effort be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard A Latin
ISBN: 9814355658 9789814355650 1283593688 9781283593687
OCLC Number: 860423347
Description: 1 online resource (x, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. I. Introduction: challenging the consensus --
ch. II. "Reducing the increases" in the atmospheric GHG concentration. Persistent GHG discharges. Natural and human-made "sinks". Reducing the growth rate of GHGs in the atmosphere. The two degrees celsius non-solution --
ch. III. Economic incentive programs. Cap-and-trade systems. Carbon offset programs. Carbon taxes, fees, or charges --
ch. IV. The stalemate in international negotiations. Arguments supporting the South's positions. Arguments supporting the North's positions. The Durban platform for enhanced action. Identifying a potential solution --
ch. V. Overlapping institutional responsibilities. Adopting initial or interim mitigation measures. The Clean Technology Commission and Development Fund. A progressively increasing carbon tax. "Technology-based" regulations in high-pollution sectors. Mandatory GHG-pollution disclosure programs --
ch. VI. Conclusion.
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