Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change: Working Group III contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC

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Cambridge University Press, 2007 M11 12 - 851 pages
The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group III volume provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management. It links sustainable development policies with climate change practices. This volume will again be the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change, including students and researchers, analysts and decision-makers in governments and the private sector.

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This is the definitive source for information on mitigation of climate change, circa 2007. As with all IPCC assessment reports, only 'established science' can be included, which means that the latest scientific results are generally not included (this policy has advantages and disadvantages, the primary advantage is that the science presented in IPCC reports is unlikely to be contested or refuted by later research).
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Contents

Executive Summary
97
References
115
Framing issues
117
Table of Contents
119
References
161
Issues related to mitigation in the long term context
169
Energy supply
251
Transport and its infrastructure
323
Policies instruments and cooperative agreements
745
Table of contents 1 Introduction
27
Framing issues
33
Issues related to mitigation in the longterm context
37
Energy supply
43
Transport and its infrastructure
48
Residential and commercial buildings
53
Industry
58

Residential and commercial buildings
387
Industry
447
Agriculture
497
Forestry
541
Waste management
585
Mitigation from a cross sectoral perspective
619
Sustainable Development and mitigation
691
Table of Contents
693
References
734
Agriculture
63
Forestry
67
Waste management
71
Mitigation from a crosssectoral perspective
76
Sustainable development and mitigation
81
Policies instruments and cooperative agreements
87
Gaps in knowledge
92
Glossary 809
3
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Page 113 - Where there is a threat of significant reduction or loss of biological diversity, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to avoid or minimize such a threat.
Page 99 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 812 - Climate change' means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.
Page 129 - In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
Page 810 - Biological diversity" means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part: this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.
Page 821 - Yet in the end, sustainable development is not a fixed state of harmony, but rather a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are made consistent with future as well as present needs.
Page 106 - Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St.
Page 106 - Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya...
Page 819 - Parties should take precautionary measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects.
Page 158 - II shall take all practicable steps to promote, facilitate and finance, as appropriate, the transfer of, or access to, environmentally sound technologies and know-how to other Parties, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to implement the provisions of the Convention...

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