This volume, published in association with the United Nations Environment Programme, examines how co-ordinated action among neighbouring countries could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways which are environmentally, economically and socially beneficial. A framework is presented for analyzing regional mitigation options, along with specific proposals for southern Africa, such as pooling electricity supplies, changing transport patterns and promoting new forms of energy. It shows how regional projects and policies can be developed and supported by the global community to help reduce climate change, and provides a study for decision makers, researchers and students in the areas of global climate change, international relations, energy and environmental studies and African affairs.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jacqeline Aloisi de Larderel * Climate Change Cooperation in the Global Greenhouse * Explaining Regional Cooperation * Regional Cooperation in Southern Africa * Regional Electricity and Supply: Developing the Baseline * Regional Electricity Mitigation Options * Assessing and Implementing Electricity Mitigation Options * Other Regional Mitigation Options * Conclusions * References * Index
Ian H Rowlands is an associate professor in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario. He was formerly an energy planner at the UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment, Roskilde, Denmark, and lecturer in international relations and development studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.