This book presents essays that address the most strategic questions and challenges to scientists and policymakers on the important subject of climate change based on issues discussed at the 1992 Earth Summit. It considers how best to meet the challenge that atmospheric pollution poses worldwide.
1. Introduction 2. Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer and Capacity Building in Africa: Strengthening Incentive Systems 3. National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Other Information to Implement the Framework Convention on Climate Change 4. Climate Change Policies in Developing Countries and the Role of Multilateral Institutions 5. Meeting the Demand for Energy in Major Developing Countries in Asia With Lower Emissions: What Support May Be Provided by the New Regime? 6. Socially Efficient Abatement of Carbon Emissions 7. Progress in the Absence of Substantive Joint Decisions? Notes on the Dynamics of Regime Formation Process 8. The Legal Status of the Commitments in the Convention on Climate Change and the Need for Future Revisions 9. Efficient Abatement of Different Greenhouse Gases 10. The Need for Cost-Effectiveness and Flexible Implementation of the Climate Convention and Subsequent Protocols 11. How Important Are Carbon Cycle Uncertainties? 12. The Contribution From Emissions of Different Gases to the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect