307 pages, 123 illus
This timely book presents the results of the research project "International Frameworks and Technological Strategies to Prevent Climate Change" conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The volume opens with the editor's preface on strategies to prevent global warming after effectuation of the Kyoto Protocol. The 15 chapters that follow are divided into three sections: Functioning of the Kyoto Mechanism, China and International Cooperation on Global Warming, and Assessments of Technology Strategies Toward Issues of Energy, Economy, and the Environment. The contributors, from Japan and other Asian nations, draw upon their expertise in a wide range of fields - economics, management, political science, energy, climate and environment studies, and technology - to explore such issues as emissions trading, the clean development mechanism, econometric analysis, and environmental assessment models.
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