The Resource Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements, Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements, Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements
Title
Verifying greenhouse gas emissions
Title remainder
methods to support international climate agreements
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The world's nations are moving toward agreements that will bind us together in an effort to limit future greenhouse gas emissions. With such agreements will come the need for all nations to make accurate estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor changes over time. In this context, the present book focuses on the greenhouse gases that result from human activities, have long lifetimes in the atmosphere and thus will change global climate for decades to millennia or more, and are currently included in international agreements. The book devotes considerably more space to CO2 than to the other gases because CO2 is the largest single contributor to global climate change and is thus the focus of many mitigation efforts. Only data in the public domain were considered because public access and transparency are necessary to build trust in a climate treaty. The book concludes that each country could estimate fossil-fuel CO2 emissions accurately enough to support monitoring of a climate treaty. However, current methods are not sufficiently accurate to check these self-reported estimates against independent data or to estimate other greenhouse gas emissions. Strategic investments would, within 5 years, improve reporting of emissions by countries and yield a useful capability for independent verification of greenhouse gas emissions reported by countries."--Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.7387
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD885.5.G73
LC item number
M48 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Verifying greenhouse gas emissions : methods to support international climate agreements, Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- National inventories of greenhouse gase emissions -- Measuring fluxes from land-use sources and sinks -- Emissions estimated from atmospheric and oceanic measurements -- Appendix A: UNFCCC inventories of industrial processes and waste -- Appendix B: Estimates of signals created in the atmosphere by emissions -- Appendix C: Current sources of atmospheric and oceanic greenhouse gas data -- Appendix D: Technologies for measuring emissions by large local sources -- Appendix E: biographical sketches of committee members -- Appendix F: Acronyms and abbreviations
Control code
ocn663886685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 110 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309152129
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612787447
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
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278744
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36016147
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)663886685
  • pebcs0309152127

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