Energy Demand and Climate Change

Author: Franklin Hadley Cocks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527644598
Format: PDF
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This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a hydrogen-based economy. Aimed at a wide readership ranging from educated laypeople and students to practitioners in engineering and environmental science.

Mastering Legal Matters How Climate Change and International Environmental Issues Influence the Real Estate Business

Author: David R. Berz
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632811804
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In today's global economy, it is essential for a corporation to understand the environmental laws of a foreign country in which it is doing business or seeks to do business. Equally important to a corporation is understanding climate change and managing its impacts. For a handy resource that addresses these rapidly evolving issues, turn to Mastering Legal Matters: How Climate Change and International Environmental Issues Influence the Real Estate Business, which contains the following chapters: • International Environmental Issues examines environmental law in the international context, which is important in business transactions as environmental regulation becomes more and more transnational in character. Coverage includes discussions of international controls on wastes, radioactive materials, and chemicals; European Union environmental law and policy; environmental risks associated with investing in Eastern, South Eastern and Central Europe; and environmental issues and laws in China. Practical guidance is also provided to help reduce the risks inherent in foreign real estate and business transactions. • Global Climate Change and Its Impact on Business discusses the legal impacts of climate change on business, including the risks and opportunities, so that corporations can strategically position themselves to best manage the impacts of climate change. Toward this end, the chapter provides an overview of the current state of climate change policy and its impact on business transactions, an analysis and insight into regulatory initiatives to regulate greenhouse gases and corresponding carbon markets, and an analysis of climate change-related litigation. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Climate Change

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Publisher: CSIRO
ISBN: 0643103260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This publication provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers ... Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and warming of the atmosphere and oceans. This warming has caused changes to the climate system, such as changes in rain and wind patterns, and reductions in Arctic sea ice. Climate change adaptation involves taking action to adapt to climate change and to plan and prepare for the risk of future change. Climate change mitigation refers to actions that aim to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by reducing emissions or by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in natural sinks."--Publisher description.

International Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Author: Maxi Scherer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192528319
Format: PDF, ePub
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Disputes in the energy and natural resources sector are at the heart of international arbitration. With more arbitrations arising in the international energy sector than in any other sector, it is not surprising that the highest valued awards in the history of arbitration come from energy-related arbitrations. Energy disputes often involve complex and controversial issues relating to security, sovereignty, and public welfare. International Arbitration in the Energy Sector puts international energy disputes into a global context, providing broad coverage of different forms and systems of dispute resolution across both renewable and non-renewable sectors. With contributions from leading practitioners, arbitrators, academics, and industry experts from across the globe, the eighteen chapters in the book enable readers to compare the approaches to, and learnings from, energy arbitrations across various legal systems and geographic regions. After outlining the international energy arbitration legal framework, the text delves into a detailed analysis of the problems which regularly arise in practice. These include, among other things, commercial disputes in Part I (e.g. over the upstream oil sector and long-term gas supply contracts), investor-state disputes in Part II (e.g. under the Energy Charter Treaty), and public international law disputes in Part III (e.g. concerning international boundaries and the distribution of natural resources). Alongside recent developments in the international energy sector, attention is given to climate and sustainable development disputes, which raise important questions about enforcing sustainability objectives on individuals, corporations, and states. Backed by analyses of arbitral awards, national court and international tribunal decisions, treaties, and other international legal instruments, as well as current events and news in the energy industry, this text offers a unique contribution to international energy literature and provides insightful commentary on the prevalent issues in the field. It is essential reading for any practitioner or researcher in the energy and natural resources sector.

Climate Change 2014 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability Regional Aspects

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107058163
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Climate Impacts on Energy Systems

Author: Jane O. Ebinger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386980
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"While the energy sector is a primary target of efforts to arrest and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and lower the carbon footprint of development, it is also expected to be increasingly affected by unavoidable climate consequences from the damage already induced in the biosphere. Energy services and resources, as well as seasonal demand, will be increasingly affected by changing trends, increasing variability, greater extremes and large inter-annual variations in climate parameters in some regions. All evidence suggests that adaptation is not an optional add-on but an essential reckoning on par with other business risks. Existing energy infrastructure, new infrastructure and future planning need to consider emerging climate conditions and impacts on design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Integrated risk-based planning processes will be critical to address the climate change impacts and harmonize actions within and across sectors. Also, awareness, knowledge, and capacity impede mainstreaming of climate adaptation into the energy sector. However, the formal knowledge base is still nascent?information needs are complex and to a certain extent regionally and sector specific. This report provides an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty. It focuses on energy sector adaptation, rather than mitigation which is not discussed in this report. This report draws largely on available scientific and peer-reviewed literature in the public domain and takes the perspective of the developing world to the extent possible."

Climate Change and the Oil Industry

Author: Jon Birger Skjaerseth
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719065583
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume considers how multinational corporations can be part of the solution to environmental problems, focusing on the climate strategies of ExxonMobil, Shell, and Statoil as case studies. The analysis generates policy-relevant knowledge about whether and how corporate resistance to climate policy can be overcome. The analytical approach developed by the authors is also applicable to other areas of environmental degradation where multinational corporations play a central role. Invaluable to students, researchers and practitioners interested in national and international environmental politics, and business environmental management. An important and timely volume given the challenges facing environmentalists and policy-makers following the breakdown of the Kyoto protocol.