Climate Change: Five Years After Kyoto

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V Grover
Science Publishers, 2004 M01 6 - 455 pages
The book documents the scientific facts regarding climate change and a brief overview of the key developments in the climate change regime, discussing Kyoto Protocol and beyond. The North-South politics regarding energy markets and the emissions there from, are also discussed in the book. After establishing the scientific base, presenting agreements and policies for climate change in general, and the Kyoto Protocol in particular, the Instruments and Institutions for Kyoto Protocol are reviewed. The rapid and large climate changes can be expected to have far-reaching and, in many instances, unpredictable consequences not only for only for human societies, but also for all forms of life on Earth. For example, a rise global sea level, can threaten coastal cities and settlements throughout the world. The book discusses the impact of climate change and the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts in different parts of the world. The book discussed science and philosophy behind Climate Change and the Kyo

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Contents

Introduction
3
Taking Stock
35
Insignificant Impact on Global Emissions
53
An Assessment
69
Kyoto Protocol and Desirable Institutions
91
Can the Kyoto Goals be Achieved Using the Oceans as Sinks?
107
The Idea of Social Progress and Emissions Trading
135
Status Report on CO Emissions Saving through Improved
165
Adaptation to Effects of Climate Change in Southern Africa
231
Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangladesh
251
The Challenge
309
The Suffering Nation
333
Russian Federations Interests
349
Its Industry and Challenges in the Face
377
Environmental and Socioeconomic impacts associated with
397
Developing
417

Petitioning for Adverse Impacts of Global Warming in
191
Climate Change and Water Resources Management
211
Beyond Kyoto
429
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