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Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism : Stories from the developing world - Margie Orford

Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism

Stories from the developing world

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781853395932
Number Of Pages: 112

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Global warming and climate change pose a dire threat to life, demanding urgent global action. The Kyoto Protocol is the United Nations treaty committing signatories to dealing with climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Development Mechanism, Article 12 of the Protocol, is a complex trade mechanism which is unique in its promotion of sustainable development. It gives rich and poor countries the opportunity to combine forces through projects in the developing world. Climate Change is a non-technical account of what inspires people to transform the dry language of this international climate change treaty into measurable improvements in people's lives. The projects described have reduced the emission of greenhouse gases through sustainable development in four countries: Brazil, Bangladesh, Indonesia and South Africa. This book shows how the elegant creativity of science can be combined with the delightful unpredictability of politics and human behaviour. These stories come to life through a kaleidoscope of colour photographs and children's artwork. This beautifully illustrated, inspirational book brings the case studies to life and shows what can be achieved by small groups with the desire and the know-how.

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"This book shows how much untapped potential there is within developing countries, and the impact a small group can achieve in the effort against global warming. The SouthSouthNorth teams are making sustainable development happen. The voices in this book radiate spirit and warmth."--John Kilani, Member of the United Nations Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism "Governments of the developing world, civil society and business can work together to promote sustainable development and protect our global environment. Here is a model of how it can be done. South Africa is proud to be the focal point for the SouthSouthNorth teams."--Mohammed Valli Moosa, Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa

Forewordp. 2
How this book was madep. 3
Climate Change: The Problemp. 4
Climate Change: The World Respondsp. 5
The Clean Development Mechanismp. 6
Creating SouthSouthNorthp. 8
Making the Clean Development Mechanism workp. 10
Brazil Accounting for Technologyp. 13
Electricity generation from bio-gas and bio-diesel
Bio-diesel for the transport sector
Electricity generation from solid waste
Bangladesh Accounting for Povertyp. 41
Solar home systems for the rural poor
Electric vehicles for public transport
Indonesia Accounting for the Environmentp. 63
Emission reductions for urban buses
Rice husk power plant
Combined solar, wind and biomass for small agro processing unit
South Africa Accounting for Peoplep. 81
Energy efficient housing
Energy efficiency projects
Methane extraction from urban waste for industrial use
A Southern Synergy: Work in Progressp. 106
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ISBN: 9781853395932
ISBN-10: 1853395935
Series: South South North: Stories from the Developing World
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 19.68  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41