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Trimming the Data on Nuclear Greenhouse Emissions

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by outlining the origins and history of nuclear technology. It goes on to show how claims that nuclear fission is a low-carbon ... More


Are We There Yet?: Identifying and Evaluating Urban Progress on Climate Change Mitigation

Sara Hughes

in Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740411
eISBN:
9781501740428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter evaluates the progress the three cities—New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto—have made in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects their efforts have had beyond ... More


The climate strategies of the oil industry

Jon Birger Skjærseth and Tora Skodvin

in Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Different Strategies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065583
eISBN:
9781781700471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter evaluates and compares the strategies adopted by ExxonMobil, the Shell Group and Statoil on the climate change issue. It focuses on a key set of four indicators which include the ... More


Diplomacy, responsibility and China’s climate change policy

Paul G. Harris

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

With the increasingly central role of China very much in mind, this book aims to assess how China's longstanding concerns about international fairness and justice can be squared against the pressing ... More


Chinese responsibility for climate change

Paul G. Harris

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter returns to some of the major themes of the book in a final attempt to answer the underlying question at hand: is China responsible for climate change? Not surprisingly, the answer must ... More


Differentiating historical responsibilities for climate change

Christian Ellermann, Niklas Höhne, and Benito Müller

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines historical responsibilities for climate change. It pulls apart the notion of historical responsibility and challenges common assumptions about it, doing so through rigorous ... More


Climate duties, human rights and historical emissions

Derek Bell

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines historical emissions, climate duties, and human rights. The Chinese government adheres to two fundamental principles. The first is that of historical responsibility or ‘polluter ... More


Using the Clean Air Act to Address Ocean Acidification

Margaret E. Peloso

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

The most significant driver of ocean acidification globally is rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, which result in increasing concentrations of dissolved CO2 in seawater. Because this major ... More


Making Sense on Its Own Terms: India in the HFC and Aviation Negotiations

Arunabha Ghosh

in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199498734
eISBN:
9780199098408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498734.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Climate negotiations do not occur only under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Increasingly, the climate arena resembles a ‘regime complex’, with ... More


Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance

Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012997
eISBN:
9780262259170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012997.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

North American policy responses to global climate change are complex and sometimes contradictory, and reach across multiple levels of government. For example, the U.S. federal government rejected the ... More


Responsibility for emissions and aspirations for development

Olivia Bina

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks more deeply at climate change and the rights to development often asserted by China. It holds that economic growth and environmental protection have never been in such conflict as ... More


The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shifted the nature of the political economy challenge associated with achieving a ... More


Wind Energy Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies

Joanna I. Lewis

in Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter compares the strategies used by Chinese firms to develop wind power technology with those used in India and South Korea, the two other most successful “latecomers” to the wind industry. ... More


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