Uncertainties in greenhouse gases inventories - expanding our perspective

Ometto JP, Bun R, Jonas M, Nahorski Z, & Gusti M (2015). Uncertainties in greenhouse gases inventories - expanding our perspective. In: Uncertainties in Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Expanding Our Perspectives. Eds. Jonass,, J.P. Ometto, R. Bun, M. & Nahorski, Z., Cham: Springer International. ISBN 978-3-319-15900-3 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-15901-0_1.

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Abstract

Strategies for mitigating global climate change require accurate estimates of the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). A strong consensus in the global scientific community states that efforts to control climate change require stabilization of the atmopheric concentration of GHGs (as per a recent compilation; (IPCC 2013)). Estimates of the amounts of carbon dioxide and other GHGs emitted to the atmosphere, as well as the amounts absorbed by terrestrial and aquatic systems, are crucial for planning, analyzing, validating and at global scale verifying mitigation efforts and for analyzing scenarios of future emissions. The magnitude and distribution of current emissions and the path of future emissions are both of considerable importance. It is critical that we have estimates of emissions and that we acknowledge and deal with the uncertainty in our best estimates. The range of issues that derive from uncertainty in emissions estimates was the subject of the 3rd Interntional Uncertainty Workshop held in Lviv, Ukraine 2010, and is the subject of this special issue.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: In: J.P. Ometto, R. Bun, M. Jonass, and Z. Nahorski (Eds); Uncertainties in Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Expanding Our Perspectives; Springer International, Cham, Switzerland pp.1-8 (March 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 14:11
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11600

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