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Atmospheric Accountants: Entrepreneurial Authority and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Jessica F. Green

in Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines a case of entrepreneurial authority in the climate change regime: the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The protocol is a set of accounting standards to measure and report greenhouse gas ... More


Diversified Leadership for Moving beyond the Carbon Economy in the United States

John W. Gulliver and Keith A. Wheeler

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

At the national (federal) level, the performance of the United States government over the last several years, in terms of formulating clear and consistent policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions ... More


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

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book uses market data, scientific studies, and ethical analyses to show why we should pursue green energy and conservation, and not nuclear fission, to address ... More


Canada’s Experience in Emissions Trading and Related Legal Issues

Gray E Taylor and Michael R Barrett

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

This chapter provides an analysis of current and proposed Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) regimes and issues. Section 2 addresses the national government's proposed GHG emission reduction plan. Section ... More


The Voluntary Carbon Market: Its Contributions and Potential Legal and Policy Issues

Passero Michelle

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

Over the past several years, transactions for the voluntary purchase and sale of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions have grown significantly. Also known as the ‘voluntary carbon market’, this ... More


Law in the Schism: Its Role in Moving beyond the Carbon Economy in Australia

Lee Godden

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The impact of climate change in Australia has already been severe. Australia also has the dubious distinction of being one of the highest per capita energy users in the world. This results in a ... More


Facts on GHG Emissions and the Change in Average Global Surface Temperature

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes scientific knowledge concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the change in global average surface temperature. It considers the climate system of the Earth is in terms of ... More


The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The international framework for a climate change agreement is up for review as the initial Kyoto Protocol period to 2012 comes to an end. Though there has been much enthusiasm from political and ... More


Emerging Markets and Climate Change: Mexican Stand‐off or Low‐carbon Race?

David J. Frame and Cameron J. Hepburn

in Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692873
eISBN:
9780191738371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692873.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Schelling (1995) stressed the importance of correctly disaggregating the impacts of climate change to understand how individual interests differ across space and time. This chapter considers equity ... More


China’s Energy and Climate Challenge

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/9780231153317.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes China's overall energy system in order to understand the many challenges in its transition to a low-carbon economy. Over the past three decades, the unprecedented growth of ... More


International Market Solutions to Protect Tropical Rainforests

Robert O’Sullivan and Rick Saines

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

Tropical forests play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle and have consequently moved to the forefront of the discussion about how to effectively reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ... More


The Implications of Rapid Development for Emissions and Climate-change Mitigation

Ross Garnaut, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo, and Peter Sheehan

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that, notwithstanding the financial crisis, rapid economic growth has accelerated the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, making the effort required even greater. Furthermore, ... More


Resource Depletion, Climate Change, and Economic Growth1

Andrew Steer

in Towards a Better Global Economy: Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723455
eISBN:
9780191790065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723455.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Current patterns of energy and natural resource use, agricultural practices, and urbanization seem largely unsustainable and require urgent remediation. Unchecked, these patterns will lead to ... More


Climate Leadership in Northeast North America

Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012997
eISBN:
9780262259170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012997.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines climate change measures in the Northeast North America. It seeks to uncover how regional institutions and policy networks, along with the public, private, and civil society ... More


India and the Framework Convention on Climate Change

Karthik Nachiappan

in Does India Negotiate?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199496686
eISBN:
9780190991982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496686.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this chapter, I outline how India negotiates the FCCC by unpacking how the international debates around global warming in the 1980s and its possible redress influenced India’s interests vis-à-vis ... More


Climate Treaties and the Imperative of Enforcement

Scott Barrett

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines issues about the enforcement of treaties on climate change and how weak compliance with the new deal may further increase costs. The policy costs cannot be divorced from the ... More


Vaunted Hopes: Climate Change and the Unlikely Nuclear Renaissance

Joshua William Busby

in The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804784177
eISBN:
9780804785303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes the relationship between global climate change and nuclear power development. Nuclear power is a possible solution to the problem of climate change because it is one of the few ... More


The Big Solutions: Climate Change, Resource Cycles, and Diet

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Agrifood systems divert resources from biogeochemical cycles (e.g., carbon and nitrogen cycles) to produce food, with major negative effects, including global warming. Global warming is changing ... More


Food security, inclusive growth, sustainability and the sustainable development agenda1

Craig Hanson, Tim Searchinger, Richard Waite, Betsy Otto, Brian Lipinski, and Kelly Levin

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the food security challenge to 2030 and its implications for the sustainable development agenda. It first outlines three proposed food security targets that integrate ... More


Addressing Climate Change with a Comprehensive US Cap-and-trade System

Robert N. Stavins

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how a comprehensive cap-and-trade system implemented in the United States can address climate change. It first considers previous cap-and-trade systems used in the United States ... More


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