Now as we stand at the crossroads, the steps taken by national governments, business communities and others involved in the negotiations will determine which path we will take as a world community, to mitigate and to adapt to climate change. As discussed in the book, in the coming years it is more politics than policies that will determine the way forward to climate change negotiations, Kyoto protocol and beyond regime. This book combines philosophical approach to climate change (including a development debate and a discussion on need for equitable approach to climate change negotiations), with scientific facts and its impact on human health. Adaptation is one of the important issues in the book.
Table of Contents
Section I: IntroductionIntroduction: Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol; Butterfly Lessons; Climate or Development: A Practitioners View; Climate Conflicts: Extricating Post-Kyoto Debates in Science and Policy; The Politics of Equity: Precedent for Post-Kyoto Per Capita Schemes; Response to Climate Change by Non-Annex I Parties; Climate Change and Collective Action: Troubles in the Transition to a Post-Oil Economy; Misunderstandings in Climate Policy: Complementary Action on Abrupt Climate Change Section II:Philosophical Approach to Climate ChangeKyoto: At the End of the Day, Global Warming is Everyones Business and Business has Already Lost; The Kantian Blueprint of Climate Control Section III:Mechanisms to Meet KyotoCarbon Trading 101: An Introduction to Kyotos Flexibility Mechanisms; Flexible Mechanisms: An Analysis from a Sustainable Development Perspective; Beyond Cap and Trade: New Mechanisms for Economically Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The 80% Solution; Carbon Sequestration Credits, Trading Mechanisms and the Kyto Protocol: The Canadian Forestry Experience Carbon Sequestration Credits, Trading Mechanisms, and the Potential Role of the MNR; Making Carbon and Development Objectives Compatible under Sink Activities; Power, Motivation and Cognition in the Construction of Climate Policy: The Case of Tropical Forestry; Quantification of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries; Reconsidering Approaches for Land Use to Mitigate Climate Change and to Promote Sustainable Development; High Hopes and Low Hanging Fruit: Contradictions and Struggles in South Africas Carbon Market; Controlling Compliance after Kyoto Section IV:Institutional and Policy ResponseNational Climate-friendly Governance Proposals for Developing Countries; Preventing Dangerous Climate Change: Adaptive Decision-making and Cooperative Management in Long-term Climate Policy; Adaptive Governance in Climate Change; Climate Change Policy in North America and the
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