Now as we stand at the crossroads, the steps taken by national governments, business communities and others involved in the negotiations will determine which path we will take as a world community, to mitigate and to adapt to climate change. As discussed in the book, in the coming years it is more politics than policies that will determine the way forward to climate change negotiations, Kyoto protocol and beyond regime. This book combines philosophical approach to climate change (including a development debate and a discussion on need for equitable approach to climate change negotiations), with scientific facts and its impact on human health. Adaptation is one of the important issues in the book.
Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction�Introduction: Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol; Butterfly Lessons; Climate or Development: A Practitioner�s View; Climate Conflicts: Extricating Post-Kyoto Debates in Science and Policy; The Politics of Equity: Precedent for Post-Kyoto Per Capita Schemes; Response to Climate Change by Non-Annex I Parties; Climate Change and Collective Action: Troubles in the Transition to a Post-Oil Economy; Misunderstandings in Climate Policy: Complementary Action on Abrupt Climate Change � Section II:�Philosophical Approach to Climate Change�Kyoto: At the End of the Day, Global Warming is Everyone�s Business and Business has Already Lost; The Kantian Blueprint of Climate Control � Section III:�Mechanisms to Meet Kyoto�Carbon Trading 101: An Introduction to Kyoto�s Flexibility Mechanisms; Flexible Mechanisms: An Analysis from a Sustainable Development Perspective; Beyond Cap and Trade: New Mechanisms for Economically Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The 80% Solution; Carbon Sequestration Credits, Trading Mechanisms and the Kyto Protocol: The Canadian Forestry Experience Carbon Sequestration Credits, Trading Mechanisms, and the Potential Role of the MNR; Making Carbon and Development Objectives Compatible under Sink Activities; Power, Motivation and Cognition in the Construction of Climate Policy: The Case of Tropical Forestry; Quantification of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries; Reconsidering Approaches for Land Use to Mitigate Climate Change and to Promote Sustainable Development; High Hopes and Low Hanging Fruit: Contradictions and Struggles in South Africa�s Carbon Market; Controlling Compliance after Kyoto � Section IV:�Institutional and Policy Response�National Climate-friendly Governance Proposals for Developing Countries; Preventing Dangerous Climate Change: Adaptive Decision-making and Cooperative Management in Long-term Climate Policy; Adaptive Governance in Climate Change; Climate Change Policy in North America and the European Union; Canada and Kyoto: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons; Qu�bec�s Plan d�action 2006�2012 for Climate Change: Canadian, North American and Global Context; Communicating Climate Science, with its Inherent Uncertainties, to Policy Makers � Section V:�Legal Issues�Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Seeking Relief from Violations Resulting from Global Warming Caused by Acts and Omissions of the United States � Section VI: Impact of Climate Change and/or Kyoto (non)Implementation of Different Regions or Countries�Responding to Climate Change and its Impact on Water Resources: A Case Study from the Middle East; Differential Vulnerability to Climate Change in Asia and Challenges for Adaptation within the Kyoto Context; Climate Change and Land Degradation in China: Challenges for Soil Conservation; Climate Change: Ten Years After Kyoto: An Australian Perspective; Obstacles to the Adoption of a Holistic Environmental Policy; Impact of Global Warming on Antarctica and its Flow and the Effect on Australian Environment � Section VII:�Gender and Climate Change�Solidarity in the Greenhouse: Gender Equality and Climate Change � Section VIII:�Safe Landing: Protecting the Climate for Future Generations and Health�Climate, Health and the Changing Canadian North; Assessment of Human Health Vulnerability in Cuba due to Climate or Weather Variability and Change � Section IX:�Beyond 2012: The Next Phase�Climate Commitments: Assessing the Options; Flexible Options for Future Action; The �Action� Approach to Cutting Greenhouse Gases: A Better Model for Addressing Global Warming; Action Targets: A New Approach to International Greenhouse Gas Controls; Towards Diffused Climate Change Governance: A Possible Path to Proceed after 2012; Background on CDM and Carbon Trading; Land-use and Climate Change in China with a Focus on the Shaanxi Province in the Chinese Loess Plateau Lessons for Future Climate Politics � Section X:�Kyoto Protocol: Bali and Beyond�Climate Governance Post Bali: Signs of Hope; Bali and Beyond; Beyond Bali and Bush: The Future of Climate Policy; From Kyoto to Copenhagen by Way of Bali; Looking ahead from 2007; Post-2012 Institutional Architecture to Address Climate Change: A Proposal for Effective Governance; A Gender-Sensitive Climate Regime? Climate Change: A Proposal for Effective Governance