Evaluating Climate Change Action Plans

National Actions for International Commitment

  • James C. White
  • Wendy H. Petry
  • William R. Wagner

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel Reifsnyder
    Pages 5-8
  3. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 9-16
  4. Robert Watson
    Pages 17-28
  5. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 29-33
  6. Karl Hausker
    Pages 35-39
  7. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 41-42
  8. David C. Rinebolt
    Pages 43-47
  9. Daniel Lashof
    Pages 49-54
  10. John Hemphill
    Pages 55-58
  11. Robert Beck
    Pages 59-62
  12. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 63-70
  13. Elizabeth Cook
    Pages 71-74
  14. David Montgomery
    Pages 75-88
  15. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 89-95
  16. Charles Siebenthal
    Pages 97-110
  17. James C. White, Wendy H. Petry, William R. Wagner
    Pages 111-112
  18. Pam Herman
    Pages 113-117
  19. Dirk Forrister
    Pages 119-122

About this book

Introduction

The atmospheric scientists of the world are in general agreement that the threat of climate change is real, inevitable, and serious. The accumulation of greenhouse gases, principally CO from burning fossil fuels, is the main cause. 2 At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, 166 nations signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change and agreed to draw up plans to contain greenhouse gases at 1990 levels. Never in world history had so many nations agreed on anything. . Developing these plans has not been easy and no two countries have had the same circumstances and conditions to meet. Countries have not approached their problems in the same manner and many nations find the task almost impossible to solve under the ground rules set up in Rio. This volume contains the papers presented at a meeting organized by the Center for Environmental Information and held in Washington, D.C., November 30 to December 2, 1994. The principal aim of the meeting was to evaluate the U.S. and other national climate action plans which had been released a few weeks before. Specifically, these papers concentrate on an overview of the U.S. plan; the perspec­ tives of business, industry, electric utilities, and environmental organizations; mitigation actions in various plans; integrated assessment; an overview of plans from various nations; and the need to amend the convention. The meeting was sponsored and cosponsored by 35 governmental agencies, environ­ mental groups, industrial organizations, and educational institutions.

Keywords

Greenhouse gas climate climate change energy environment policy

Editors and affiliations

  • James C. White
    • 1
  • Wendy H. Petry
    • 2
  • William R. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Environmental InformationRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0341-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8006-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0341-1
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