This open access book presents detailed ways to achieve 100% renewable energy worldwide by 2050 and in ten geographic regions. Based on the most advanced scenario models, it is the main missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them. The book, which brings together the latest research findings in the fields of climate science, renewable energy, employment and resources, takes new steps by covering all the elements necessary to achieve the ambitious goals of the Paris climate agreement. For example, sectoral implementation pathways, with a focus on differences between developed and developing countries and regional conditions, provide instruments for the implementation of scenarios at the global and national level. Scenarios for reducing non-energy greenhouse gas emissions define a sustainable pathway for land use change and the agricultural sector. In addition, the results of the impact of the scenarios on employment, resource and resource needs provide a significant impact view of the impact of economic management and resources. This title is available as an e-book. To buy, visit your favorite e-book provider. “This timely and valuable work acknowledges the irony of the international climate change regime`s tendency to impose strict compliance with procedural obligations in areas such as transparency in national reports on mitigation measures, when it is totally unable to reach agreement on sufficient aggregate emission reductions to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interventions in the climate system.
Among the many important discoveries presented by the authors of the book is the proposal that the Paris Agreement will not be successful in its objectives if the parties do not put in place a broad and robust compliance system, which keeps them true to the agreement`s objective of limiting warming to a level well below 2 degrees Celsius. Most VitalSource eBooks books are available in a reflowable EPUB format that allows you to customize the size of the text and use other means of entry. If the content of the eBook requires a particular layout or contains mathematics or other special characters, the eBook is available in PDF format (PBK) that cannot be reflowed. For both formats, the functionality available depends on how you access the e-book (via Bookshelf online in your browser or via the Bookshelf app on your PC or mobile device). This book discusses the imminent and serious threat of global climate change and the various obstacles to action. Judith Blau presents scientific evidence relevant to the Paris Agreement (COP-21): an international treaty that promises to strengthen the global response to climate change. While it relies on the dangers of a catastrophic planet, blue speaks of the conflict between the deeply rooted American tradition of individualism and collective action and the recognition of the intertwined destiny necessary to fight climate change. It recognizes that american capitalist inclination is at odds with the idea of “commons” – a concept we must adopt to mitigate climate change.
The volume also explains the foundations of international human rights standards on climate change. Based on the guiding principles of human rights and equality, the book concludes with hope – and proposes that people around the world can rise to the challenge of climate change by recognizing common humanity and celebrating differences.