Post Tagged with: "IPCC"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre left) attends a resumed session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
19/Dec/2009. Copenhagen, Denmark. UN Photo/Mark Garten. www.un.org/av/photo/

The Emerging Politics of Geoengineering

Geoengineering is still an idea under investigation, but an idea with potentially major consequences on political behavior and decision making.

Image by Graciela Chichilinsky

Interview – Graciela Chichilnisky

Dr. Chichilnisky discusses the impact of climate change, the Kyoto Protocol and any new climate agreements that may be required to find a solution to this global problem.

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

A successful transformation of the energy system will ultimately depend on a political agenda that comprises a plurality of efficient climate policy instruments.

Climate Knowledge and International Politics: The Future of the IPCC

Climate Knowledge and International Politics: The Future of the IPCC

The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change offers us the opportunity to critically examine the way that the current model treats knowledge assessment.

Before Engineering the Climate, We Must Engineer a Debate

Before Engineering the Climate, We Must Engineer a Debate

The lay reader may be forgiven if geoengineering- the use of technology to manipulate the planetary climate system in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming- sounds like science fiction. The science of such interventions remains uncertain, but assessments are proliferating – and the implications for climate governance and policy could be huge.

Hidden costs of the status quo

In late October, the United States National Academy of Sciences released an interesting on-line “prepublication” edition of a report called Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use.

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