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Joint Implementation to Curb Climate Change : Legal and Economic Aspects - Onno Kuik

Joint Implementation to Curb Climate Change

Legal and Economic Aspects

By: Onno Kuik (Editor), Paul Peters (Editor), Nico Schrijver (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780792328254
Number Of Pages: 214

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This book is about joint implementation. It addresses legal, economic and institutional questions which should be taken into account in setting up joint implementation projects and in developing criteria for joint implementation under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). First, however, before going into any detail, we shall briefly sketch the background, quoting Daniel Bodansky: 'Each year, mankind injects approximately six billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, as well as a substantial (although still uncertain) amount from deforestation. Since the advent of the industrial revolution, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have risen by more than twenty­ five percent, from 280 to more than 350 parts per million. Scientists estimate that if current patterns of emissions continue unchecked, the increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide, together with parallel increases in other trace gases such as methane and nitrous oxide, will cause an average global warming in the range of 0. 2 to 0. 5 °C per decade, or 2 to 5 oc by the end of the next century. Such a temperature rise, more rapid than at any time in human history, could have severe effects on coastal areas, agriculture, forests 1 and human health. ' In recent years there has been growing awareness of the extent of the damage done to the world's environment through unsustainable patterns of development.

List of abbreviations
Introduction
Legal and Institutional Aspects
Economic Aspects
Joint Implementation Projects Between the Netherlands and Poland
Summary and Conclusions on Joint Implementation: Making it Work
Annex 1 Joint implementation in discussionp. 181
Annex 2 Status of ratification of the Conventionp. 195
Annex 3 Text of relevant provisions of the Climate Change Conventionp. 196
Annex 4 Basic principles of Polish environmental policyp. 200
Annex 5 Additional GHG 'costs' of projectsp. 202
Annex 6 Polish Environmental Assessmentp. 203
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780792328254
ISBN-10: 0792328256
Series: Environment & Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 1.11