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Climate change in North-South perspective : greenhouse gas emissions, climate change impacts and response options = ECN-I--91-059
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ECN Policy Studies 1991
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This report gives an overview of current knowledge on the greenhouse effect, in which the leitmotiv is the respective role of industrialized countries and developing countries. The study starts with reviewing greenhouse emissions per emitting activity per region in the eighties. A projection of emissions for the year 2025 is made in two emission scenarios, one which assumes little or no action taken to curb greenhouse gas emission (Business-as-Usual), and one which assumes major policy efforts (Policy). The potential impacts of climate change in a ’business-as-usual world’ are outlined. A quantitative and qualitative description is given of strategies to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction between Business-as-Usual and Policy scenario. Further, a description is given of options to adapt to climate change.

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