The Global Greenhouse Regime: Who Pays? : Science, Economics and North-South Politics in the Climate Change Convention

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Peter Hayes, Kirk R. Smith
Earthscan Publ., 1993 - Science - 382 pages
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Effective policies to prevent global warming & climate change are urgently needed by the world community. This publication offers a unique interdisciplinary & multinational response to the challenge. It presents the scientific, economic & political issues & goes on to describe the policy options available, in terms that policy-makers & students will appreciate. The different ways of determining responsibility for greenhouse gases, of calculating obligation to pay & of measuring the costs of different policies are all analyzed. The Global Greenhouse Regime also looks at the implications for different countries & regions.

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Contents

The basics of greenhouse gas indices
20
five approaches compared
51
NorthSouth carbon abatement costs
101
NorthSouth transfer
144
Insuring against sea level rise
169
Integrating ecology and economy in India
191
Carbon abatement potential in West Africa
210
Abatement of carbon dioxide emissions in Brazil
233
Carbon abatement in Central and Eastern Europe and
280
Greenhouse gas emission abatement in Australia
300
Constructing a global greenhouse regime
319
The Climate Change Convention
357
Index
377
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