Society, Behaviour, and Climate Change Mitigation

Society, Behaviour, and Climate Change Mitigation

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Envir- ment Programme (UNEP) to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. Since its inception the IPCC has produced a series of comprehensive - sessment Reports, Special Reports and Technical Papers on the state of the und- standing of causes of climate change, its potential impacts, and options for response strategies. In 1998, Working Group III (WG III) of the ongoing Third Assessment was charged by the IPCC Plenary to assess the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change and a series of cross-cutting issues such as equity, development and sustainability. Its mandate was changed from a predominantly disciplinary assessment of the economic and social dimensions of climate change in the Second Assessment Report to an interdisciplinary assessment of the options to control the emissions of greenhouse gases and/or enhance their sinks. One key issue of the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR) on mitigation of climate change, which has undergone an extensive review by scientists and governments, is the role of present and future behaviour of individuals, households, private and p- lic companies, public authorities and other stakeholders.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 149.9 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 498.96g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XII, 242 p.
  • 0792368029
  • 9780792368021

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Incorporating Behavioural, Social, and Organizational Phenomena in the Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Options; J.A.S. Laitner, et al. Cultural Discourses in the Global Climate Change Debate; S. Ney, M. Thompson. Consumption, Motivation and Choice Across Scale: Consequences For Selected Target Groups; M. Thompson. The Legacy of Twenty Years of Energy Demand Management: we know more about Individual Behaviour but next to Nothing about Demand; H. Wilhite, et al. Group Identity, Personal Ethics and Sustainable Development Suggesting New Directions for Social Marketing Research; J. Moisander. European Narratives about Human Nature, Society and the Good Life; L. Michaelis. Gender-Specific Patterns of Poverty and (Over-)Consumption in Developing and Developed Countries; M. Hemmati. Climate Change and Relative Consumption; R.B. Howarth. Social Interactions and Conditions for Change in Energy-Related Decision-Making in SMCs - an empirical socio-economic analysis; S. Ramesohl. Motivation and decision criteria for energy efficiency in private households, companies and administrations in Russia; I. Gritsevich. List of Editors and Authors. List of Reviewers, Rapporteurs, and Discussants.
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