Global Climate Change: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session ... September 17, 1996, Volume 4
U. S. Congress Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Staff, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997 - 139 pages
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Page 10 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
Page 105 - ... take precautionary measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing such measures, taking into account that policies and measures to deal with climate change should be cost-effective so as to ensure global benefits at lowest possible cost.
Page 135 - the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate...
Page 105 - Such review shall be carried out in the light of the best available scientific information and assessment on climate change and Its impacts, as well as relevant technical, social and economic information.
Page 105 - Summit, its ultimate objective is the "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-made) interference with the climate system.
Page 18 - Parties shall adopt national' policies and take corresponding measures on the mitigation of climate change, by limiting its anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and protecting and enhancing its greenhouse gas sinks and reservoirs.
Page 12 - States recommends that future negotiations focus on an agreement that sets a realistic, verifiable and binding medium-term emissions target. We believe that the medium-term target must be met through maximum flexibility in the selection of implementation measures, including the use of reliable activities implemented jointly, and trading mechanisms around the world.
Page 16 - Geneva that future negotiations focus on an agreement that sets a realistic, verifiable and binding medium-term emissions target. We believe that the medium-term target must be met through maximum flexibility in the selection of implementation measures, including the use of measures such as reliable joint implementation and trading mechanisms.
Page 95 - ... number of ministers agreed on the Geneva Ministerial Declaration, which provided political impetus to the Berlin Mandate process. They instructed their representatives to accelerate negotiations on the text of a legally binding protocol or another legal instrument, the outcome of which should encompass quantified legally binding objectives for emission limitations and significant overall reductions within specified time-frames. By 1 June 1997 a draft text of an instrument was circulated in the...
Page 94 - Ministerial Declaration," in which those nations supporting that 'document "[ijnstruct their representatives to accelerate negotiations on the text of a legally-binding protocol or another legal instrument" containing "commitments for Annex I Parties regarding . . . quantified legally-binding objectives for emission limitations and significant overall reductions within specified timeframes, such as 2005, 2010, 2020," with respect to greenhouse gas emissions.