Global Climate Change: Adequacy of the National Action Plan : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Trade, and Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, March 1, 1993, Volume 4

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Page 42 - The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a...
Page 65 - Protocol for the period referred to in subparagraph (a), with the aim of returning individually or jointly to their 1990 levels these anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol.
Page 65 - Article 12, detailed information on its policies and measures referred to in subparagraph (a) above, as well as on its resulting projected anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol for the period referred to in subparagraph (a), with the aim of returning individually or jointly to their 1990 levels these anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases...
Page 65 - Parties' starting points and approaches, economic structures, and resource bases, the need to maintain strong and sustainable economic growth, available technologies and other individual circumstances, as well as the need for equitable and appropriate contributions by each of these Parties to the global effort regarding that objective.
Page 43 - I shall incorporate in its annual inventory of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, submitted in accordance with the relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties...
Page 53 - Promote and cooperate in the development, application and diffusion, including transfer, of technologies, practices and processes...
Page 42 - ... within a time frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
Page 41 - Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I am Daniel Lashof, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Previously I was an Environmental Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, where I was the lead author of the Draft Report to Congress Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate.
Page 4 - Convention, recognizing that the return by the end of the present decade to earlier levels of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol...
Page 43 - Based on feasible limits for the concentrations of greenhouse gases other than CO2 1 calculate that this target requires holding CO2 concentrations to about 400 ppm. Immediate action to reduce CO , emissions is essential if this limit is not to be exceeded. Industrialized countries, with 25% of the world's population, are responsible for 75% of current global emissions of CO, from the energy sector. Reducing energy-related CO, emissions from industrialized countries is the most important action needed...

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