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Can the clean development mechanism attain both cost effectiveness and sustainable development objectives?Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2001This paper looks at both the back ground of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and discusses to what extent its current design allows it to achieve both its objectives as defined in the Kyoto Protocol: to promote sustainable development in host developing countries, and to improve global cost-effectiveness by assisting developed countries in meeting their Kyoto targets.The first part of theDocumentYale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2002This collection of essays assembles the accumulated collective knowledge on global environmental governance generated by the Global Environmental Governance Project.DocumentNature [journal], 2004Many plant and animal species are unlikely to survive climate change. Using projections of species' distributions for future climate scenarios, the report assesses extinction risks for sample regions that cover some 20 per cent of the Earth's terrestrial surface.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2002This report uses graphics to illustrate long term climate change and adverse impacts in Africa, the science of climate change and vulnerability and trends in extreme events which Africa is facingThe latest report (Third Assessment Report) of the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes a warming of approximately 0.7°C over most of the African continent during the 20th cenDocumentGerman Advisory Council on Global Change, 2003This report recommends a policy strategy for causing contraction and convergence of greenhouse gas emissions by developing and industrialised countries. It also considers the relationship of such a policy to the Kyoto Protocol. The report concentrates on the potentials to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide, looking at both industry-related emissions and the relevance of biological sinks.DocumentClimate Change and Health, World Health Organization, 2003This report describes the context and process of global climate change, its actual or likely impacts on health, and how human societies and their governments should respond, with particular focus on the health sector. It argues that climate change is responsible for 2.4 per cent of all cases of diarrhoea worldwide and for 2 per cent of all cases of malaria, according to the most recent figuresDocumentCenter for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2000This report discusses user responses to seasonal climate forecasts in southern Africa, with an emphasis on small-scale farmers in Namibia and Tanzania. The study examines if and how farmers received, used, and perceived the forecasts in the 1997/98 agricultural season.DocumentCenter for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2003New research results show that emissions of greenhouse gases from OECD countries make up 40% of the anthropogenic temperature increase up to the present. This short paper looks at different measurment methods and their reliability.Document
Developing strategies for climate change: the UNEP country studies on climate change impacts and adaptations assessmentCenter for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2002This report summarises four country studies, carried out in Antigua and Barbuda, Cameroon, Estonia, and Pakistan.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2003This speech by IFPRI Director General Joachim von Braun was prepared for the Annual General Meeting of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (Nairobi, October 29, 2003).