Global Change Scenarios of the 21st Century - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080434476, 9780080912981

Global Change Scenarios of the 21st Century

1st Edition

Results from the IMAGE 2.1 Model

Editors: J. Alcamo R. Leemans E. Kreileman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080434476
eBook ISBN: 9780080912981
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 19th January 1999
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Description

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Preface. An Instrument for Building Global Change Scenarios. Global modelling of environmental change: an overview of IMAGE 2.1 (J. Alcamo et al.). Baseline Global Changes in the 21st Century. Baseline scenarios of global environmental change (J. Alcamo et al.). Integrated scenarios of acidification and climate change in Asia and Europe (M. Posch et al.). Evaluation of Global Policy Scenarios. Emission scenarios and global climate protection (J. Alcamo, E. Kreileman). The safe landing approach: risks and trade-offs in climate change (R. Swart et al.). Evaluating cost-effective strategies for meeting regional CO2 targets (J. Bollen et al.). The land cover and carbon cycle consequences of large-scale utilization of biomass as an energy source (R. Leemans et al.). Epilogue: Global Models and Global Policy Making. Global models meet global policy: how can global and regional modellers connect with environmental policy makers? (J. Alcamo et al.). The delft process: experiences with a dialogue between policy makers and global modellers (E. van Daalen et al.). Author index. Subject index.

Readership

For scientists, policymakers and stakeholders of climate policy.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Preface. An Instrument for Building Global Change Scenarios. Global modelling of environmental change: an overview of IMAGE 2.1 (J. Alcamo et al.). Baseline Global Changes in the 21st Century. Baseline scenarios of global environmental change (J. Alcamo et al.). Integrated scenarios of acidification and climate change in Asia and Europe (M. Posch et al.). Evaluation of Global Policy Scenarios. Emission scenarios and global climate protection (J. Alcamo, E. Kreileman). The safe landing approach: risks and trade-offs in climate change (R. Swart et al.). Evaluating cost-effective strategies for meeting regional CO2 targets (J. Bollen et al.). The land cover and carbon cycle consequences of large-scale utilization of biomass as an energy source (R. Leemans et al.). Epilogue: Global Models and Global Policy Making. Global models meet global policy: how can global and regional modellers connect with environmental policy makers? (J. Alcamo et al.). The delft process: experiences with a dialogue between policy makers and global modellers (E. van Daalen et al.). Author index. Subject index.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9780080912981
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080434476

About the Editor

J. Alcamo

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Environmental System Research, Kassel, Germany

R. Leemans

E. Kreileman

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Global Environmental Assessment, Bureau for Environmental Assessment, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Reviews

@from:Paul D. Raskin @qu:...The book provides a good example of the advances made in recent years in synthesizing diverse types of information into a coherent modeling system. At the same time, it reveals the methodological limits of contemporary global modeling. @source:Climatic Change