Climate change mitigation negotiations, with an emphasis on options for developing countries

 

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dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28T13:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-28T13:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Winkler, H. (2008). Climate change mitigation negotiations, with an emphasis on options for developing countries. Cape Town: ERC. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16592
dc.description.abstract Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our planet and its people. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) is called mitigation. Responding to the impacts of climate change is called adaptation. A certain amount of adaptation will be necessary, no matter what we do. But, there will come a point where it will not be possible to adapt our way out of the problem. Mitigation has been at the heart of the climate negotiations from the outset. As the next round of negotiations focuses on what developing countries might do on mitigation, the topic remains highly relevant. The remainder of this introduction briefly sketches the history of the climate negotiations, ending with the most recent agreements in Bali. The paper then turns to the scientific basis of the work on mitigation. Section 3 introduces background concepts for proposals on mitigation, leading into the next section, which identifies not only different schools of thought but a number of specific proposals as well. The “hot” topic of how mitigation actions can be made ‘measurable, reportable and verifiable’ (MRV) is examined in section 5, before concluding with some questions for discussion. Information on the terminology used in this paper can be obtained from the glossary in Annex 4. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject greenhouse gases (GHG) en_ZA
dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.subject climate negotiations en_ZA
dc.title Climate change mitigation negotiations, with an emphasis on options for developing countries en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-28T13:26:06Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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