Climate Change Mitigation

Climate Change Mitigation

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Climate change is mainly caused by emissions of CO2 from burning fossil fuels, which provides over 85% of the worlda€™s energy. Strategies for mitigating climate change are connected with handling economic and social activities through their effects on the use of energy. Climate Change Mitigation investigates the costs of mitigation measures in comparison to their benefits, and compares the effects of implementing mitigation measures on various areas such as energy security and energy economy. a€œFor 20 years, diplomats have struggled to make progress on climate change, mostly because global diplomacy is not well-linked to the realities of how nations and firms control emissions and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. In this excellent book, Dr Yamaguchi has assembled experts to guide the redesign of global policy. The authors underscore how global warming efforts must resonate with other policy goals.a€ David G. Victor, Director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation and Professor, University of California San Diego a€œClimate Change Mitigation clarifies that climate change cannot be controlled by sacrificing economic growth or other global problems; however, action to control climate change cannot be delayed.Climate policy is pervasive and affects all dimensions of international policy;but it cannot be too ambitious: a balanced approach between mitigation and adaptation, economic growth and resource management, and short term development and long term investments, should be adopted. I recommend its reading.a€ Carlo Carraro, President, Caa€™ Foscari University of Venice a€œThe International Energy Agency estimates for every $1 of investment now toward sustainable energy, $4 of future spending can be saved. There is a business case for companies to reduce energy use. Companies in the energy and resource intensive industries must lead the way.a€ Chad Holliday, Chairman. World Business Council for Sustainable Development and former Chair and CEO, DuPontFinally, the first vehicle left the production line on schedule on December 10, two days before the closing of COP 3. ... a€œThe Prius HEV was born out of Toyotaa#39;s overwhelming desire to innovate. ... can be obtained by an unprecedented approach to wide-scope integrated engineeringa€ (Lackner and Sachs 2005; Sachs 2009).

Title:Climate Change Mitigation
Author: Mitsutsune Yamaguchi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-06-26

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