Accounting for Climate Change: Introduction

Lieberman D, Jonas M, Winiwarter W, Nahorski Z, & Nilsson S (2007). Accounting for Climate Change: Introduction. In: Accounting for Climate Change. Uncertainty in Greenhouse Gas Inventories — Verification, Compliance, and Trading. pp. 1-4 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5930-8 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5930-8_1.

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Abstract

The assessment of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted to and removed from the atmosphere is high on both political and scientific agendas internationally. As increasing international concern and cooperation aim at policy-oriented solutions to the climate change problem, several issues have begun to arise regarding verification and compliance under both proposed and legislated schemes meant to reduce the human-induced global climate impact. The approaches to addressing uncertainty introduced in this article attempt to improve national inventories or to provide a basis for the standardization of inventory estimates to enable comparison of emissions and emission changes across countries. Authors of the accompanying articles use detailed uncertainty analyses to enforce the current structure of the emission trading system and attempt to internalize high levels of uncertainty by tailoring the emissions trading market rules. Assessment of uncertainty can help improve inventories and manage risk. Through recognizing the importance of, identifying and quantifying uncertainties, great strides can be made in the process of Accounting for Climate Change.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uncertainty analysis; Greenhouse gas inventories; Kyoto protocol; Emissions trading; Verification and compliance
Research Programs: Atmospheric Pollution (APD)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 13:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13192

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