Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Scientific Understanding, Control and Implementation

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 8–10 September 1999

  • J. van Ham
  • A. P. M. Baede
  • L. A. Meyer
  • R. Ybema

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liv
  2. Review papers

    1. Donald J. Wuebbles, Katharine Hayhoe
      Pages 1-44
    2. Carolien Kroeze, Arvin Mosier
      Pages 45-64
  3. Emissions and sinks of Kyoto gases: methane

    1. A. Goossens, A. De Visscher, P. Boeckx, O. Van Cleemput
      Pages 89-94
    2. Plínio C. Alvalá, Volker W. J. H. Kirchhoff
      Pages 95-99
    3. K. R. Lassey, M. J. Ulyatt
      Pages 101-106
    4. K. R. Lassey, N. R. Gimson, D. S. Wratt, G. W. Brailsford, A. M. Bromley
      Pages 107-114
    5. Ikuo Watanabe, Masato Yamada, Masahiro Osako, Takashi Ikeguchi
      Pages 121-126
    6. J. Kim, S. B. Verma, N. J. Shurpali, Y. Harazono, A. Miyata, J. -I. Yun et al.
      Pages 131-136
    7. Alex De Visscher, Oswald Van Cleemput
      Pages 137-138
    8. H. Visser, M. E. J. P. Vosbeek
      Pages 139-142
    9. Udo Jäckel, Sylvia Schnell
      Pages 143-144
    10. Philipp Steinmann, Bernd Eilrich, Stephen J. Burns
      Pages 151-152

About this book

Introduction

In the climate change discussion, non-CO2 greenhouse gases (NCGGs) received official political recognition for the first time in 1997, when agreement was reached on the Kyoto Protocol. As a result methane, nitrous oxide, HFCs, PFCs and SF6 now provide attractive options for detailing the national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions meant to control climate change. This book is the second volume in this area and addresses three main topics.
Firstly, it documents progress with respect to our knowledge of the sources and sinks of NCGGs. Information on this subject is essential in order to reduce the uncertainties in national emissions inventories which serve as the reference values for commitments of countries in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. Secondly, this volume deals with the control options for the NCGGs and contains a wealth of information in this area. Emerging technologies here provide business opportunities, in particular in connection with the flexible mechanisms for mitigation projects in developing countries which have been agreed in Kyoto. Thirdly, the book treats the policy implementation of mitigation options for greenhouse gas emissions. Tools for control policies, both on the national and international level, and for different sectors of industry are discussed. National integrated approaches, including the ones from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Netherlands Ministry of Environment which both sponsored the conference, provide guidance for defining the most effective greenhouse gases mitigation plans in different situations.
This volume is being published in support of the IPCC Process and will serve as a reference for IPCC's Third Assessment Report.

Keywords

Greenhouse gas Kyoto Protocol carbon dioxide climate climate change emission environment environmental protection industry

Editors and affiliations

  • J. van Ham
    • 1
  • A. P. M. Baede
    • 2
  • L. A. Meyer
    • 3
  • R. Ybema
    • 4
  1. 1.Energy Research and Process InnovationTNO Institute of Environmental SciencesDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Royal Netherlands Meteorological InstituteDe BiltThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Ministry of HousingSpatial Planning and EnvironmentThe HagueThe Netherlands
  4. 4.ECN Netherlands Energy Research FoundationPettenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9343-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5409-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9343-4
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