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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1998
SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLICY
National Trajectories of Carbon Emissions: Analysis of Proposals to
Foster the Transition to Low-Carbon Economies, A. P. Kinzig and D.
M. Kammen,Global Env. Change 8 (3), 183-208 (1998).
Analysis indicated that both developed and developing countries will
have to engage in early greenhouse-gas- reduction actions if atmospheric
CO2 concentrations are to be held to twice the preindustrial
levels. A proposal that seems to hold promise for bringing about the
necessary jumpstarting of these actions is offered: that both parties be
credited with the full benefits of early joint-implementation projects and
that those credits be fully applicable later to meet
greenhouse-gas-reduction requirements of individual nations under
Socioeconomic Development and Demand for Timber Products, G.
S. Haripriya and J. K. Parikh,Global Env. Change 8 (3),
National consumption of timber products is shown to be correlated with a
number of economic and social indicators, especially the countrys
per capita income, the price of forest products, the countrys
percentage of agricultural land, the level of urbanization, population
density, and national debt. These factors are differentially correlated
with the various categories of forest products, like roundwood, wood
chips, sawed wood, and pulpwood. Countries start at different consumption
levels according to their socioeconomic conditions.
Residential Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Canada: Impact of Efficiency
Improvements and Fuel Substitution, V. I. Ugursal and A. S. Fung,Global
Env. Change 8 (3), 263-273 (1998).
Unsurprisingly, the introduction and adoption of higher-efficiency
appliances reduce energy consumption and associated CO2
emissions in the residential sector, but the reductions from just these
actions is quite small. In Canada, significant reductions can only be
realized if, in addition to higher-efficiency appliances, the residential
sector adopts tighter house envelopes and more-fuel-efficient heating and
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