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Look Inside Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change

Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change
Contribution of Working Group III to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521560511

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  • Large, irreversible changes in climate may have a major effect on the economies of the world. The social costs of climate change will vary dramatically from country to country. This landmark assessment from Working Group III of the IPCC addresses the costs of climate change, both in terms of society and equity issues, and the economic burden of combating adverse climate change. The editors assess the response options, the applicability of cost-benefit analysis to climate change, and the costs faced by the many countries committed to limit greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2000. This exhaustive analysis will be invaluable for the international community of policy makers concerned with the consequences of climate change.

    • Comprehensive review of the literature related to the economic and social dimensions of climate change
    • Provides socio-economic perspectives in the context of sustainable development
    •  Identifies areas in which a consensus has emerged on key issues and areas where differences exist
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    "This book represents a unique effort by contributors from 29 countries under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to pull together all that is known about the likely social and economic impact of climate change over the next century or so....It stands as a relatively compact statement on the current state of policy analysis, and how to apply it in this particular area of public decision making." Foreign Affairs

    "Climate Change 1995 is compelling reading for all students of the environment....It should be a standard reference text for policymakers and stakeholders." American Scientist

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    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521560511
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 287 x 224 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.61kg
    • contains: 67 b/w illus. 86 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Summary for policymakers
    1. Introduction: scope of the assessment
    2. Decision-making frameworks for addressing climate change
    3. Equity and social considerations
    4. Intertemporal equity, discounting and economic efficiency
    5. Applicability of techniques of cost-benefit analysis to climate change
    6. The social costs of climate change: greenhouse damage and the benefits of control
    7. A generic assessment of response options
    8. Estimating the costs of mitigating greenhouse gases
    9. A review of mitigation cost studies
    10. Integrated assessment of climate change: an overview and comparison of approaches and results
    11. An economic assessment of policy instruments for combating climate change.

  • Editors

    James P. Bruce, Canadian Climate Program Board

    Hoesung Lee, Korea Institute of Energy and Research

    Erik F. Haites, Margaree Consultants Inc.

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