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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1995
OF GENERAL INTEREST: INTERNATIONAL POLICY
"Compliance with the Climate Change Convention," W.N. Adger
(Ctr. Social & Econ. Res. on the Global Environ., Univ. E. Anglia, Norwich
NR4 7TJ, UK), Atmos. Environ., 29(16), 1905-1915, Aug. 1995.
Focuses on two of the many political and economic factors influencing
compliance of countries with the convention: translation of the convention
requirements to national programs (particularly in the European Union), and
joint implementation through bilateral offsets of emissions. Joint
implementation is unlikely to be a major part of global strategies to reduce
greenhouse emissions, due to transactions costs and to disputes over equity in
"Implications of Montreal Protocol: With Particular Reference to
India and Other Developing Countries," K. Chatterjee (Develop.
Alternatives, B-32 Tara Crescent, Qutab Inst. Area, New Delhi 110 016, India),
Summarizes the state of the ozone and UV-B radiation climate in India based
on 25 years of data, and discusses likely environmental implications. Addresses
the economic implications of the Montreal Protocol for India and other
developing countries, and suggests alternative R&D activities required for
implementation of the Protocol by those countries.
"Strategies to Enhance Adaptability: Technological Change,
Sustainable Growth and Free Trade," I.M. Goklany (Off. Policy Analysis,
U.S. Dept. Interior, 1849 C St. NW, Washington DC 20240), Clim. Change,
30(4), 427-449, Aug. 1995.
Proposes these three broad, interrelated strategies as ways to enhance
adaptability to global (including climate) change, and some principles for
developing the social, legal and economic framework necessary to effect these
strategies. The strategies should be such that they could be implemented today,
and they should have clear benefits now and in the future.
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