The Kyoto Protocol & Its Economic Implications: Congressional Hearing

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Dan Schaefer
DIANE Publishing, 2000 - 392 pages
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A Congressional hearing on the Kyoto Protocol, on the costs of stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions at 1990 levels by the year 2010, & its possible economic implications to the U.S. Witnesses include: Stuart E. Eizenstat, Under Secretary for Economic Business & Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; & Janet Yellen, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors. Additional material submitted for the record: Hon. Dan Schaefer, letter dated March 26, 1998, to Hon. Janet Yellen, requesting material for the record, & submission of same.

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Page 265 - Develop, periodically update, publish and make available to the Conference of the Parties, in accordance with Article 12, national inventories of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, using comparable methodologies to be agreed upon by the Conference of the Parties...
Page 18 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
Page 104 - The net changes in greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks resulting from direct human-induced land-use change and forestry activities, limited to afforestation, reforestation and deforestation since 1990...
Page 268 - Prior to the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to this Protocol...
Page 277 - In such cases, the organization and the member States shall not be entitled to exercise rights under the Convention concurrently. 3. In their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession...
Page 263 - In the implementation of their commitments under paragraph 2 above, a certain degree of flexibility shall be allowed by the Conference of the Parties to the Parties included in annex I undergoing the process of transition to a market economy...
Page 265 - A shall be those accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and agreed upon by the Conference of the Parties at its third session.
Page 262 - ... gases listed in annex A do not exceed their assigned amounts, calculated pursuant to their quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments inscribed in annex B and in accordance with the provisions of this article, with a view to reducing their overall emissions of such gases by at least 5 per cent below 1990 levels in the commitment period 2008 to 2012.
Page 278 - Convention has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from the Convention by giving written notification to the Depositary. 2. Any such withdrawal shall take effect upon expiry of one year...
Page 278 - The present Convention shall come into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession.

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