Climate Strategy

Between Ambition and Realism

The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)

The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

© 2007
According to the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, current global changes in climate are 90-95% likely to have been caused, at least in part, by human activity. This challenging analysis of the current global climate struggle suggests three courses of necessary action for solving the climate problem and demonstrates their viability: adaptation to the changed climate, selection of worldwide strategies for mitigation until 2050, and an internationally coordinated effort to implement these policies. A highly readable and accessible addition to climate strategy and policy, this volume provides a refreshingly innovative look at current global climate initiatives.




1                    Introduction

2                    Problem definition and policy

3                    Adapting to a changing climate

4                    Emission reduction as a technical strategic issue

5                    International coordination of climate policy

6                    A Dutch and European climate strategy


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