Accounting for Climate Change

Uncertainty in Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Verification, Compliance, and Trading

Editors: Lieberman, D., Jonas, M., Nahorski, Z., Nilsson, S. (Eds.)

  • Addresses key uncertainty issues: verification, compliance and emissions trading
  • Presents state-of-the-art research and developments
  • Provides a multidisciplinary forum for international experts
  • Can be used in various courses in environmental management and environmental economics
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The assessment of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted to and removed from the atmosphere is high on both political and scientific agendas internationally.  As increasing international concern and cooperation aim at policy-oriented solutions to the climate change problem, several issues have begun to arise regarding verification and compliance under both proposed and legislated schemes meant to reduce the human-induced global climate impact.  The approaches to addressing uncertainty discussed in this volume attempt to improve national inventories or to provide a basis for the standardization of inventory estimates to enable comparison of emissions and emission changes across countries.  Several authors use detailed uncertainty analyses to enforce the current structure of the emissions trading system while others attempt to internalize high levels of uncertainty by tailoring the emissions trading market rules.  In all approaches, uncertainty analysis is regarded as a key component of national GHG inventory analyses.

 

Topics of interest include:

 

-national greenhouse gas emission inventories

-bottom-up versus top-down emission analyses

-signal detection and analysis techniques

-verification and compliance issues

-role of uncertainty in emissions trading schemes

-compliance and emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol

 

Assessment of uncertainty can help improve inventories and manage risk.  Through recognizing the importance of identifying and quantifying uncertainties, great strides can be made in the process of Accounting for Climate Change.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Accounting for Climate Change: Introduction

    Lieberman, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Uncertainties of a Regional Terrestrial Biota Full Carbon Account: A Systems Analysis

    Nilsson, S. (et al.)

    Pages 5-21

  • National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Understanding Uncertainties versus Potential for Improving Reliability

    Winiwarter, W.

    Pages 23-30

  • Practical Policy Applications of Uncertainty Analysis for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    Gillenwater, M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-54

  • Modeling Afforestation and the Underlying Uncertainties

    Gusti, M.

    Pages 55-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accounting for Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Uncertainty in Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Verification, Compliance, and Trading
Editors
  • Daniel Lieberman
  • Matthias Jonas
  • Zbigniew Nahorski
  • Sten Nilsson
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5930-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5930-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5929-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7479-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 160
Additional Information
Reprinted from Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus, 7:4-5, 2007
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