In Global Warming: Looking beyond Kyoto, some of the best-known and respected authorities in climate policy-including members of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-provide a comprehensive agenda for global collective action. Representing both industrialized and developing nations, the contributors present a thought-provoking examination of the economic, social, and political context of climate policy within their countries.
With Kyoto's emissions targets set to expire in 2012, these authors call for a multilateral approach that goes beyond the mitigation-focused Kyoto policies, balancing them with strategies for adaptation.
Ernesto Zedillo is director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and professor in the field of international economics and politics at Yale University. He is also an adjunct professor of forestry and environmental studies. Zedillo was president of Mexico from 1994 until 2000.
Contributors: Howard Dalton (University of Warwick), Alexander Golub (Environmental Defense), Thomas Heller (Stanford University), Gernot Klepper (Kiel Institute for World Economics), Richard S. Lindzen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Shen Longhai (China Energy Conservation Association), Robert Mendelsohn (Yale University), William D. Nordhaus (Yale University), R. K. Pachauri (Energy Resources Institute and the IPCC), Jyoti Parikh (Integrated Research and Action for Development, New Delhi), Sonja Peterson (Kiel Institute for World Economics), Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Stephen H. Schneider (Stanford University), Robert N. Stavins (Harvard University), and John Stone (Carleton University, Ottawa)
This book brings together many of the leading thinkers on climate change science, economics, and politics. It is one-stop shopping for a synopsis of the major debates and challenges surrounding efforts to craft a global response to this enormously complex problem. Billy Pizer, Resources for the Future
"Each contribution brings a special perspective, and the very diversity of the views expressed makes this a must read for all interested in the complex challenges of climate change." Kemal Dervis, United Nations Development Program