Protecting the Atmosphere: The Climate Change Convention and its Context

Nilsson S & Pitt DC (1994). Protecting the Atmosphere: The Climate Change Convention and its Context. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-0415849234

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Abstract

The authors take us into less-known corridors of climate Realpolitik and energy power play. We are provided with the essential vocabulary to understand what is at stake and how the challenge should be tackled' Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Global warming and the resulting climate change present one of the greatest potential threats humanity has had to face.

Every country contributes to them and they affect every person. Correspondingly, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, negotiated at the Earth Summit and since, is potentially one of the most significant international agreements ever reached ? and its successful implementation is vital if the threat is to be averted. This book provides a guide to the Convention and explains in very clear terms what is involved: the background which makes it so necessary; the tortuous process involved in negotiating it; what it says; and most importantly, how it must be interpreted and implemented, making clear the scale of the changes involved and the dangers of evading them.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, UK [1994]
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:03
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 07:21
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3982

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