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Designing Projects within the GEF Focal Areas to Address Land Degradation: with Special Reference to Incremental Cost EstimationProgram for Measuring Incremental Costs for the Evironment, GEF, 1999The aim of this paper is to illustrate how projects could be designed to address land degradation through the four focal areas; with special reference to incremental costs assessment. Approaches the question from a generic form through to specific examples.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998Recent concern about the consequences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has focused attention on how policy implications are interpreted and acted upon, and the role government has in monitoring and disseminating predictions of weather patterns.Document
Carbon Taxes - Their Macroeconomic Effects and Prospects for Global Adoption - A Survey of the LiteratureInternational Monetary Fund Working Papers, 1998Many industrial countries have agreed to binding reductions of greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. A carbon tax is one of the most efficient instruments available to achieve this objective. While such a tax could generate substantial revenue, it could also reduce the rate of economic growth, worsen the distribution of income, and erode the competitiveness of a country.s exports.DocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1997Tutorial and discussion of the technical background to the stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations. Aimed at policy makersDocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1997Intended to provide information on the implications of the proposed limitations of Annex I country CO 2 emissions for global CO 2 emissions, and the consequences of these emissions limitations for CO 2 concentration.DocumentOregon Institute of Science and Medicine, 1998Review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th Century have produced no deleterious effects upon global weather, climate, or temperature. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth rates.DocumentWeathervane: Digital Forum on Global Climate Policy, 1988Discusses the technical and administrative challenges for an international emissions permit system, including the issues of "supplementarity," enforceability and the potential loss of ancillary benefits. [author]DocumentWeathervane: Digital Forum on Global Climate Policy, 1998Reviews the basic scientific understanding about forests' function as carbon sinks and forest-related activities and trends that alter global carbon balances. They also examine the Kyoto Protocol 's language regarding the role of forests as carbon sinks and sources, and the use of forestry-based projects to produce carbon credits under the Protocol. [author]Document
Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Buenos Aires, 2 - 13 November 1998United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1998Official WWW site documenting the meeting.Also reporting of the meeting by IISD, available at: http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/climate/ba/DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1998Policy-making analysis of actors, structures, ideas, interests and powers behind the Indian government’s national position on climate change.