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Climate change and developing countries: Priorities for policy research in the Netherlands.
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ECN Policy Studies 1991
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--91-011 ECN publication
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In this programming study priorities are identified for policy research in the Netherlands dealing with climate change in relation to developing countries. Three criteria are applied for the selection of appropriate research themes. The research should be policy-oriented and relevant for Dutch policy makers, it should deal with options with a large contribution to the abatement of global warming, and there has to be at least a minimum level of international cooperation. The proposed research themes are in the area of technology development and transfer, econornic and financial measures, and legal and institutional measures. To facilitate the evaluation of policy research, the study starts with an overview of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on the quantitative distinction between developing and industrialized countries. Emission data are taken from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Further, a description is given of response strategies to achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction and to adapt to climate change.

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