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Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change and Energy

Japanese Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

  • Author: Yoichi Kaya,Kenji Yamaji,Keigo Akimoto
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 1783265620
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 236
  • View: 9208
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Within the contexts of the global warming crisis facing the world, climate change mitigation strategies must be developed with a deep understanding of the science behind the impact of climate change and adaptations that must be made. This book discusses the mitigation strategy of climate change from the perspective of Japan and adopts a comprehensive view on climate change science, taking into consideration the recent international discussions on the subject, including those of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Furthermore, this book discusses energy and environment strategies in Japan, particularly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident, underpinning Japan's historical lack of natural resource and the resulting difficulties it faces in keeping up with the demand for energy. Finally, this book provides the quantitative model to assess scenarios for climate mitigation and their associated costs and economic impacts for the formulation of a national strategy for an effective and sustainable set of climate change mitigation measures. Contents:Overview: Basic Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change (Yoichi Kaya):Brief History of the Reaction of Mankind to Climate ChangeCauses and Impacts of Climate ChangeThe 2-Degree TargetCharacteristics of Energy and Measures for Reducing CO2 EmissionDiscussion on Attainability of the 2-Degree TargetConstruction of a New TargetJapan's Energy and Environmental Policy (Kenji Yamaji):Brief History of Japan's Energy and Environmental PolicyReconstruction of Energy and Environmental Policy after FukushimaManaging the Nuclear RiskThe Future of Renewable EnergyFrontiers of Energy and Environmental Policy in JapanModel Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation Strategy (Keigo Akimoto):Introduction to Model Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation StrategyAssessment of Sustainable Development ScenariosAssessment of Climate Change Mitigation MeasuresAssessment of Japanese Energy and Environmental Strategy Readership: Graduate students, researchers and readers interested in energy studies and climate change mitigation. Key Features:There are few books for climate change mitigation written in English from a Japanese point of viewThe authors are outstanding researchers for climate change mitigation and energy policies in JapanThe lead author, Yoichi Kaya, is also well known within the research society for climate change mitigation in the world as the developer of the “Kaya-identity”, which has often been adopted in several IPCC reportsKeywords:Climate Change;Mitigation;Energy;CO2;Japan

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

The Challenge for Peace, Security and Development

  • Author: Felix Dodds,Andrew Higham,Richard Sherman
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849774404
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 282
  • View: 7305
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Climate change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order. This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.Part one considers energy. It analyses the challenges of meeting future energy demands and the ongoing and future security-related conflicts over energy. Coverage includes security and development concerns related to the oil and gas, nuclear, bio-fuels and hydropower sectors, ensuring energy access for all and addressing sustainable consumption and production in both developed and rapidly industrializing countries such as India, China, Brazil and South Africa. Part two analyses how climate change contributes to global insecurity and presents a consolidated overview of the potential threats and challenges it poses to international peace and development. Coverage includes future water scenarios including a focus on scarcity in the Middle East, food security, biodiversity loss, land degradation, the changing economics of climate change, adaptation and the special case of small island states.The final part lays out the potential avenues and mechanisms available to the international community to address and avert climate and energy instability via the multilateral framework under the United Nations. It also addresses mechanisms for resource and knowledge transfer from industrialized to developing countries to ensure a low-carbon energy transition by focusing on the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies and ways to tackle income and employment insecurity created by the transition away from traditional energy sources. This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use. It is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals across international relations, security, climate change and the energy sectors.

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century

  • Author: Burton Richter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107673720
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 379
  • View: 424
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This book is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist's assessment of options for switching to sustainable energy provision to avert potentially disastrous consequences of climate change.

Climate Change and Energy Pathways for the Mediterranean

Climate Change and Energy Pathways for the Mediterranean

Workshop Proceedings, Cyprus

  • Author: Ernest J. Moniz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402057748
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 227
  • View: 582
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This crucial volume arose out of the success of the first workshop of the Cyprus Institute held in 2005. The proceedings present an overview of the implications of climate change for the eastern Mediterranean and the impact of climate change response on regional economic activity, particularly in the hydrocarbon industry. This book is aimed not just at scientists and researchers but should command a much wider audience, including policy makers and politicians.

Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Energy Policies

Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Energy Policies

  • Author: Carlos de Miguel,Xavier Labandeira Villot,Baltasar Manzano
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781781958957
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
  • View: 1164
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Climate change and energy consumption are at the forefront of current environmental debate. While energy is essential to the functioning and survival of our societies, the environmental impact that energy consumption is having, particularly on climate change, is a growing concern and the design and practicalities of energy and energy-related environmental policies are under constant scrutiny. This innovative new book not only addresses the economic assessment of environmental and energy policies but also discusses the efficiency and distributional consequences these policies have for producers and consumers. With contributions from leading academics in the field, this comprehensive volume uses a variety of methodological approaches with which to explore a number of pertinent issues, including several studies on the EU Emission Trading System, as well as more advanced topics such as indeterminacy and optimal environmental public policies, energy-saving technological progress, oil shocks and energy transitions and policy design. Combining theoretical and empirical work, this timely book is a significant contribution to the existing literature and deals with issues at the frontier of current economic knowledge. Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Energy Policies is a unique and informative book and will have widespread appeal amongst scholars, students and policymakers.

Climate Change and the Energy Problem

Climate Change and the Energy Problem

Physical Science and Economics Perspective Second Edition

  • Author: David Goodstein,Michael Intriligator
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9813208368
  • Category:
  • Page: 96
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This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies the various economic considerations. Thus, it describes the coming shortfall of fossil fuel energy in detail and then presents the economic factors governing possible solutions. Written by two world renowned academics — a physicist who writes about the nature of the problem, and an economist who discusses various scenarios and solutions, this unique must-have book highlights the problem from the point of view of a scientist and an economist. Request Inspection Copy

Planning for Rural Resilience

Planning for Rural Resilience

Coping with Climate Change and Energy Futures

  • Author: Wayne J. Caldwell
  • Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • ISBN: 088755461X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 556
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Climate change and an evolving non-renewable energy sector threaten the future viability and sustainability of communities across the country. While rural communities have a special place in the national fabric, they often lack the resources to tackle these important and evolving threats. Planning for Rural Resilience: Coping with Climate Change and Energy Futures makes clear that communities and municipalities have opportunities to make informed and constructive decisions in the face of uncertainty: many of these decisions are “win-win” in the sense that they benefit the community in the short term while also building resilience for the future. Case studies include a town rebuilding itself after a tornado and an individual farmer’s commitment to creating a resilient farm. They provide examples of innovative, successful, and practical on-the-ground actions and strategies. Planning for Rural Resilience asks central questions about the nature of change and the ability to adapt in rural regions. While change is often feared, communities have capacity that can be rallied, harnessed, and turned towards planning policy and action that responds to threats to the future. This important work will assist municipal decision makers, planners, and community members as well as anyone who has a passion for the future and betterment of rural life.

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Industry

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Industry

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industries
  • Page: 64
  • View: 2899
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Climate Change and Energy Policy

Climate Change and Energy Policy

Proceedings of the Conference October 21-24 1991, Los Alamos, NM

  • Author: L. Rosen,R. Glasser
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781563960178
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 554
  • View: 1412
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The first conference of its kind explicitly designed to encourage the integration of the climate change community with the energy policy- making and research communities. The book looks at climate change on many levels including its economic impact and its effect on energy technologies. Of interest to energy researchers and policy makers.

Climate Change and Energy Options Symposium

Climate Change and Energy Options Symposium

  • Author: Rayman Sollychin,Canadian Nuclear Society
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8872
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Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change and Energy

Japanese Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

  • Author: Yoichi Kaya,Kenji Yamaji,Keigo Akimoto
  • Publisher: ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation
  • ISBN: 9781783265602
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 228
  • View: 809
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This book intends to investigate the issue of addressing climate change with special emphasis on the contribution of energy use in Japan and the world. --

Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use

Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use

Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

  • Author: Thomas J. Wilbanks,Dan Bilello
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610915534
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 86
  • View: 5422
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Developed to inform the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on energy production and supply, including oil, gas, thermal electricity, and renewable energy. Knowledge of today's available energy forms is constantly surfacing and changing in the face of climate change, making it increasingly important to enhance communication about various energy supplies. This report on energy supply and use summarizes current knowledge, especially emerging findings, about implications of climate change for energy production and supply (oil and gas, thermal electricity, renewable energy, integrated perspectives, and indirect impacts on energy systems). A comprehensive resource for community planners and researchers, it discusses future risk-management strategies surrounding water treatment, heating or cooling, and mitigation that the country can utilize in its energy consumption. The authors analyze findings from their own research and practice to arrive at conclusions about vulnerabilities, risks, and impact concerns for different aspects of U.S. energy supply and use. Global and national policy contexts are informed by these efforts to create energy options and choices. Rich in science and case studies, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect energy risk-management in the decades to come.

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

  • Author: Roger Fouquet
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857933698
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 738
  • View: 441
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ÔSome of us have spent our professional lives on energy and climate change but any new researcher or policy maker must find it daunting to even approach the subject. If so, this encyclopedic Handbook provides a wonderful and necessary introduction. It is creative and up to date, yet also takes the reader by the hand and introduces one topic after another while also providing much of the historical context that is so necessary to a deeper understanding.Õ Ð Thomas Sterner, Environmental Defense Fund This timely Handbook reviews many key issues in the economics of energy and climate change, raising new questions and offering solutions that might help to minimize the threat of energy-induced climate change. Constructed around the objectives of displaying some of the best of current thinking in the economics of energy and climate change, this groundbreaking volume brings together many of the worldÕs leading and most innovative minds in the field to cover issues related to: ¥ fossil fuel and electricity markets ¥ environment-related energy policy ¥ international climate agreements ¥ carbon mitigation policies ¥ low carbon behaviour, growth and governance. Serving as an indispensable guide to one of the fastest growing fields of economics, this invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students, academics and policy makers interested in energy, environmental and climate change issues.

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

New Methods in Understanding Audiences

  • Author: Greg Philo,Catherine Happer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113504810X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 182
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This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas, while also developing a completely new method for analysing these processes. The authors address fundamental questions about how to adequately inform the public and develop policy in areas of great social importance when public distrust of politicians is so widespread. The new methods of attitudinal research pioneered here combined with the attention to climate change have application and resonance beyond the UK and indeed carry global import.

Climate Change and Global Energy Security

Climate Change and Global Energy Security

Technology and Policy Options

  • Author: Marilyn A. Brown,Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262516314
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 416
  • View: 7500
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Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of the twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of the most advanced commercially available technologies for strengthening global energy security, mitigating the effects of climate change, and enhancing resilience through adaptation and geo-engineering. They also evaluate the barriers to the deployment of these technologies and critically review public policy options crucial to their adoption. Arguing that society has all the technologies necessary for the task, Brown and Sovacool discuss an array of options available today, including high-efficiency transportation, renewable energy, carbon sequestration, and demand-side management. They offer eight case studies from around the world that document successful approaches to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving energy security. These include the Danish approach to energy policy and wind power, Brazil's ethanol program, China's improved cookstove program; and the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory. Brown and Sovacool argue that meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security will allow us to provide energy, maintain economic growth, and preserve the natural environment -- without forcing tradeoffs among them.

Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United State

Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United State

  • Author: Thomas J. Wilbanks
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437911005
  • Category:
  • Page: 84
  • View: 9437
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This report by the Nat. Science and Technology Council¿s U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is part of a series of Synthesis and Assessment Products produced by the CCSP. This series of 21 reports is aimed at providing current evaluations of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions and is also intended to inform CCSP¿s consideration of future program priorities. CCSP¿s guiding vision is to provide the Nation and the global community with the science-based knowledge to manage the risk and opportunities of change in the climate and related environmental systems. This report will enhance understanding of the effects of climate change on energy systems in the U.S. Illustrations.

Transforming Energy

Transforming Energy

Solving Climate Change with Technology Policy

  • Author: Anthony Patt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107024064
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 362
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This book shows how promoting clean energy technologies - from solar panels to electric cars - can end human-induced climate change.

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy

Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

  • Author: Filiz Katman
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443876704
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 265
  • View: 8383
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Global climate change is the result of the combination of natural climate change and man-made climate change that, directly or indirectly, damages global atmosphere components observed over a comparable time period. It has both a direct and an indirect impact on the earth. Despite its overwhelmingly negative connotations, it also brings about opportunities such as the possibility of a green economy. This book covers both sides of this debate in providing comprehensive information concerning climate change, environment and energy. It is composed of several articles discussing these issues from a multidimensional perspective and elaborating upon their interdependence. The articles collected here are based upon contributions to the International Symposium on Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability, hosted by the Istanbul Aydin University Energy Politics and Markets Research Centre on 25 April 2011. The aim of the conference, which is reflected in this volume, was to fulfil the responsibility owed to the earth and to humanity.