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FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1-2, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1998
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
MITIGATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Fourth Workshop: International Energy Agency Energy Technology
Systems Analysis Program/Annex VI, ca. 450 pp. (loosebound), Jan. 1998
This latest workshop in the IEA-ETSAP series (Rome, Italy, Nov. 1997)
included a wide range of energy-emission modeling topics, and also
background material oriented toward the Kyoto meeting which soon followed.
Climate Change Mitigation and European Land Use Policies, W.N.
Adger, D. Pettenella, M. Whitby, Eds., 368 pp., Nov. 1997, $95/£49.95
Aimed at practitioners, academics and policy makers in the field of
agriculture and forestry, who wish to understand the importance of this
issue for European and global land use. Contributors consider greenhouse
gas emissions at the sub-national, national, EU and global scales.
Efficiency, equity and the implications of policy are this volume's
Climate Change: Mobilizing Global Effort, 132 pp., 1997,
Offers new perspectives on the role of national governments in
catalyzing long-term responses through these principal themes: (1)
industrialized countries' progress in implementing existing commitments to
reduce greenhouse gases; (2) the role of governments and others in
creating markets and stimulating innovative technologies to reduce
greenhouse gases; and (3) barriers to and opportunities for combating
climate change in developing countries. Also presents the views of the
financial community, the insurance industry, the green business sector,
CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion--A New Basis for
Comparing Emissions of a Major Greenhouse Gas, 395 pp., 1997 (IEA).
Data are also available on disk.
Responding to the growing demand for reliable data on energy-related CO2
emissions, the IEA has gathered the most current and previously
unpublished data on this subject, which provides a basis for comparing CO2
emissions in over 130 countries by sector and by fuel. The estimates were
calculated using IEA energy data and the default methods and emission
factors from revised IPCC guidelines; they may vary from numbers submitted
by countries to the UNFCCC.
Perspectives on Global Change: The TARGETS Approach, J. Rotmans,
B. de Vries, Eds., ca. 432 pp., 1997, $69.95 (Cambridge Univ.)
Developed by the Dutch Natl. Inst. of Public Health (RIVM), the TARGETS
(Tool to Assess Regional And Global Environmental and Health Targets for
Sustainability) model integrates issues of sustainable development on a
global level. In addition, the model can be applied at the country level,
and for a number of countries combined. The model can develop scenarios
for future population and health, energy and economy, water, land use and
food, and global element (C, P, N, S) cycles.
Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development, L.D.
Desimone, F. Popoff, 292 pp., Oct. 1997, $25 (MIT).
Written with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Describes the principles of eco-efficiency, business activities that
create economic value while reducing ecological impact and resource use.
Presents case studies, including those involving international companies
such as 3M and Dow Chemical Co., and discusses the value of partnerships
with other companies, communities, regulators and others.
Frontiers of Sustainability: Environmentally Sound Agriculture,
Forestry, Transportation and Power Production, R. Dower, D. Ditz et
al., 415 pp., May 1997, $34 pbk. (Island Press for WRI).
Builds on the recommendations of the President's Council for Sustainable
Development to develop a plan and the first practical vision for achieving
sustainable development in the U.S. Examines the environmental performance
and trends in four key economic sectors (agriculture, electricity
generation, transportation, and pulp and paper manufacturing). The
implications of potentially dangerous trends and developments are
explored, and methods given for managing or reducing emergent trends.
The Way Forward: Beyond Agenda 21, F. Dodds, Eds., 304 pp., £15.95,
Reviews the successes and failures made at the intergovernmental level
and by NGOs, national governments, businesses and community action groups.
Essays cover topics including the Climate Convention, implementation of
the Rio agreements, trends to shape the next five years (including
consumption and production), and perspectives for the future (from Europe,
the U.N., NGOs, and southern governments).
Sustainable Development: OECD Policy Approaches for the 21st Century,
182 pp., 1997, $20/FF100/DM29 (OECD).
Focuses mainly on the OECD region, with linkages to other countries and
regions. The first part of the volume analyses socio-economic issues
(environment and the economy; trade, consumption and production patterns).
The second part looks at sectoral issues in fields including energy,
transport, and climate change.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories: Interim Results from the U.S.
Country Studies Program, B.V. Braatz, B.P. Jallow et al., Eds., 404
pp., 1996, $156 (Kluwer).
Presents the results of preliminary national inventories of 20 countries
in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent
States, and Latin America, along with regional and global syntheses of the
national results. Discusses results in the context of national and
regional socioeconomic characteristics, and the regional and global
syntheses compare national inventory estimates to their published
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