CLIMATE CHANGE and the Road to NET ZERO

CLIMATE CHANGE and the Road to NET ZERO
Author: Mathew Hampshire-Waugh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN 10: 9781527287969
ISBN 13: 1527287963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CLIMATE CHANGE and the Road to NET ZERO Book Review:

CLIMATE CHANGE and the road to NET-ZERO is a story of how humanity has broken free from the shackles of poverty, suffering, and war and for the first time in human history grown both population and prosperity. It's also a story of how a single species has reconfigured the natural world, repurposed the Earth's resources, and begun to re-engineer the climate. The book uses these conflicting narratives to explore the science, economics, technology, and politics of climate change. NET-ZERO blows away the entrenched idea that solving global warming requires a trade-off between the economy and environment, present and future generations, or rich and poor, and reveals why a twenty-year transition to a zero carbon system is a win-win solution for all on planet Earth. From the Author "I wrote Climate Change and the road to Net-Zero to provide a generalist reader with a clear, comprehensive, and objective take on the issues surrounding climate change and air pollution. The book walks the reader through a history of energy, innovation, and the rise of human civilisation; how scientists have come to understand our past climate and can now forecast future change; the problems economists encounter as they attempt to piece together the potential monetary and social damages from climate inaction; and a technology agnostic assessment of potential climate change solutions (from climate-engineering to mitigation) including their costs, risks, and limitations. The book demonstrates why sustainable technologies such as wind, solar, and batteries get cheaper with scale of production, not time, and why a rapid transition to a fully-fledged net-zero system will end up significantly cheaper than remaining bound to fossil fuels, whilst also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, and preventing nearly eight million premature deaths each year from air pollution. I hope Climate Change and the road to Net-Zero delivers an understanding of humanity's relationship with Earth that is as intriguing as Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin's The Human Planet, or Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens. I very much hope too that the book conveys the passion and call to action of David Wallace-Well's The Uninhabitable Earth, coupled with the sober economic analysis of The Climate Casino by William Nordhaus or Capital in the 21st century by Thomas Piketty, and that it provides the technical rigour of Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air by David MacKay, the rationality of Hans Rosling's Factfulness, and the eternal hope of The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. I believe net-zero will be cheaper, cleaner, safer, more reliable, more sustainable, and will create more employment than if we remain bound to fossil fuels. After reading the book, I hope you will agree." Mathew Hampshire-Waugh, Author.

Getting to Net Zero Emissions Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

Getting to Net Zero Emissions  Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Adrien Vogt-Schilb
Publsiher: Inter-American Development Bank
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to Net Zero Emissions Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

All Latin America and the Caribbean countries have ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C above pre-industrial levels. Those goals require reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by around 2050 and substantial reductions of CO2 emissions by 2030. Getting to Net-Zero Emissions takes stock of the lessons learnt from the experiences of country teams implementing the ongoing IDB-led Deep Decarbonization Pathways in Latin America and the Caribbean Project and proposes approaches to developing and delivering long-term pathways to net-zero emissions by 2050. The report shows the essential role played by long-term strategies in terms of identifying and planning the deployment of the infrastructure and policy packages necessary to ensure a just transition towards a net-zero emission economy. Long-term strategies will help governments anticipate fiscal and financial costs, manage trade-offs, minimize social impacts, and define the sequence of policy reforms and investment priorities required to deliver a carbon-neutral future. The design of long-term strategies by 2020 in line with the timeline envisaged in the context of the Paris Agreement can guide the establishment of more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and minimize stranded assets and associated costs. Long-term strategies are an essential instrument, both to contribute to the redirection of public and private investments, and to guide the dialogue with development institutions seeking to support sustainable and inclusive development. By reading this report, we hope that decision makers and technicians will gain insights into how to deliver decarbonization successfully.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Reaching Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero
Author: William D. Fletcher,Craig B. Smith
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0128235578
ISBN 13: 9780128235577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching Net Zero Book Review:

Reaching Net Zero: What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis addresses the imminent need to fully understand the causes, effects, and evidence of global warming; due to the large amount of climate disinformation and complexity of much of the available valid science, this book addresses the science of global warming in a concise, readable manner while providing an in-depth reference for readers who want more details or to study the sources of information. This book also investigates potential practical next steps of interest to concerned scientists, engineers, and citizens, with an aim to further discuss and achieve the eventual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘Net Zero’ goals. Solving the problem of reaching net zero requires educating others to support the changes that must occur and to provide the possible solutions required. This is a necessary read for academics in climate and environmental science, and specialists such as those in earth science or environmental studies, covering the science, technology, economics, politics, international, and other issues involved in doing something about global warming. It is also important for those interested in global warming and anyone involved in decision-making processes and legislation that deal with reduction in carbon footprints. Provides in-depth discussion of understanding the problem of global warming, with clear explanations of the science behind global warming and climate change Features case studies of successes and failures in reducing carbon footprints, with advised potential solutions for reaching net zero Takes a realistic approach to the problems and solutions of global warming in light of all available evidence across multiple disciplines

Net Zero How We Stop Causing Climate Change

Net Zero  How We Stop Causing Climate Change
Author: Dieter Helm
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 000840447X
ISBN 13: 9780008404475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero How We Stop Causing Climate Change Book Review:

What can we really do about the climate emergency? The inconvenient truth is that we are causing the climate crisis with our carbon intensive lifestyles and that fixing – or even just slowing – it will affect all of us. But it can be done.

Reaching Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero
Author: William D. Fletcher,Craig B. Smith
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128233664
ISBN 13: 9780128233665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching Net Zero Book Review:

Reaching Net Zero: What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis addresses the imminent need to fully understand the causes, effects, and evidence of global warming; due to the large amount of climate disinformation and complexity of much of the available valid science, this book addresses the science of global warming in a concise, readable manner while providing an in-depth reference for readers who want more details or to study the sources of information. This book also investigates potential practical next steps of interest to concerned scientists, engineers, and citizens, with an aim to further discuss and achieve the eventual Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 'Net Zero' goals. Solving the problem of reaching net zero requires educating others to support the changes that must occur and to provide the possible solutions required. This is a necessary read for academics in climate and environmental science, and specialists such as those in earth science or environmental studies, covering the science, technology, economics, politics, international, and other issues involved in doing something about global warming. It is also important for those interested in global warming and anyone involved in decision-making processes and legislation that deal with reduction in carbon footprints. Provides in-depth discussion of understanding the problem of global warming, with clear explanations of the science behind global warming and climate change Features case studies of successes and failures in reducing carbon footprints, with advised potential solutions for reaching net zero Takes a realistic approach to the problems and solutions of global warming in light of all available evidence across multiple disciplines

Net Zero Public Dialogue

Net Zero Public Dialogue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1246488145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1524704652
ISBN 13: 9781524704650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawdown Book Review:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality

Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality
Author: Heleen van Soest,Michel den Elzen,Nicklas Forsell,Kendall Esmeijer,Detlef van Vuuren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051181085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global and Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality Book Review:

Science Faith and the Climate Crisis

Science  Faith and the Climate Crisis
Author: Sally Myers,Sarah Hemstock,Edward Hanna
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 1839829869
ISBN 13: 9781839829864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Faith and the Climate Crisis Book Review:

Inspired by a 2019 conference, Moana Water of Life, and including real-life insights from a diverse range of participants, this book showcases the potential fruits of open dialogue between stakeholders to navigate the critical challenges to planetary health caused by the climate crisis.

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN 10: 9264988351
ISBN 13: 9789264988354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Book Review:

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the close relationship between environmental risks and those to the foundations of human well-being – and the cascading effects on the economy and society. It has also highlighted the importance of anticipation and early action. These are also key to integrating climate policy into regional development, albeit on a larger scale.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: The Royal Society,National Academy of Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-02-26
ISBN 10: 0309302021
ISBN 13: 9780309302029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. Climate Change makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming.

The Climate Change Act 2008 2050 Target Amendment Order 2019

The Climate Change Act 2008  2050 Target Amendment  Order 2019
Author: Great Britain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN 10: 9780111187951
ISBN 13: 0111187958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Change Act 2008 2050 Target Amendment Order 2019 Book Review:

Enabling power: Climate Change Act 2008, ss. 2 (6), 91 (1). Issued: 03.07.2019. Sifted: -. Made: 26.06.2019. Laid: -. Coming into force: In accord. with art. 1. Effect: 2008 c.27 amended. Territorial extent & classification: E/W/S/NI. General. Supersedes draft S.I. (ISBN 9780111187654) issued 17.06.2019

The New Net Zero

The New Net Zero
Author: Bill Maclay
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-04
ISBN 10: 160358448X
ISBN 13: 9781603584487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Net Zero Book Review:

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm

A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:950403715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Feasibility Study for Green Fence Farm Book Review:

The purpose of this project is to assess the ability of Green Fence Farm, a 17 acre sustainable farming operation located in Greenville, VA, to become a net zero greenhouse gas farm operation. This project was conducted in several phases. First, the types and quantities of emissions were determined through an onsite fuel consumption evaluation and a greenhouse gas inventory of farm operations. Next, and calculations were used to determine the carbon sequestration capabilities of the soil and trees on the farm. Finally, ways to reduce emission and increase sequestration were examined with the intent of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions. All of this information was used to develop a comprehensive plan for how Green Fence Farms can reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions through changes in farming practices, energy conservation and efficiency measures, fuel switching, and increasing carbon sequestration. The plan includes suggested steps to take, as well as economic analyses for each recommendation. This project is of global significance because agriculture is one of the world's leading sources of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Meeting the food and fiber needs of the world's growing population will require the agricultural sector to grow. However, given that the effects of global climate change continues to worsen, it is imperative that while the agricultural sector grows, its emissions do not. Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of small farming operations is one way to lessen the global impact of the agricultural sector.

Zero and Net zero Energy Buildings and Homes

Zero and Net zero Energy Buildings and Homes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:712789786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero and Net zero Energy Buildings and Homes Book Review:

Zero and net-zero energy buildings are seen by their advocates as crucial to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and America's reliance on carbon-based fuels. But how feasible is it to expect new buildings to reach zero or net-zero energy use? What are the technical, social, political, and economic advantages to reaching that goal? These are among the questions addressed in this White Paper.

Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration

Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN 10: 0309484529
ISBN 13: 9780309484527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration Book Review:

To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, "negative emissions technologies" (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change. Unlike carbon capture and storage technologies that remove carbon dioxide emissions directly from large point sources such as coal power plants, NETs remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or enhance natural carbon sinks. Storing the carbon dioxide from NETs has the same impact on the atmosphere and climate as simultaneously preventing an equal amount of carbon dioxide from being emitted. Recent analyses found that deploying NETs may be less expensive and less disruptive than reducing some emissions, such as a substantial portion of agricultural and land-use emissions and some transportation emissions. In 2015, the National Academies published Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration, which described and initially assessed NETs and sequestration technologies. This report acknowledged the relative paucity of research on NETs and recommended development of a research agenda that covers all aspects of NETs from fundamental science to full-scale deployment. To address this need, Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda assesses the benefits, risks, and "sustainable scale potential" for NETs and sequestration. This report also defines the essential components of a research and development program, including its estimated costs and potential impact.

Emissions Trading Schemes under International Economic Law

Emissions Trading Schemes under International Economic Law
Author: James Munro
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 0192563858
ISBN 13: 9780192563859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emissions Trading Schemes under International Economic Law Book Review:

The announcement by China that it will implement a national emissions trading scheme confirms the status of this instrument as the pre-eminent policy choice for mitigating climate change. China will join the dozens of existing and emerging schemes around the world - from the EU to California, South Korea to New Zealand - that use carbon units (otherwise known as emissions permits or carbon credits) to trade in greenhouse gas emissions in a multi-billion dollar global carbon market. However, to date, there has been no consensus about this pre-eminent policy instrument being regulated by international economic law through the World Trade Organization, international investment agreements, and free trade agreements. Munro addresses this issue by evaluating whether carbon units qualify as 'goods', 'services', 'financial services', and 'investments' under international economic law and showing how international economic law applies to emissions trading scheme in diverse and unexpected ways. Further, by engaging in a comparative assessment of schemes around the world, his book illustrates how and why all emissions trading schemes engage in various forms of violations of international economic law which would not, in most instances, be justified by environmental or other exceptions. In doing so, he demonstrates how such schemes can be designed or reformed in ways to ensure their future compliance.

The Climate Question

The Climate Question
Author: Eelco J. Rohling
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 0190910895
ISBN 13: 9780190910891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Question Book Review:

In 2015, annual average atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels surpassed a level of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in three million years. This has caused widespread concern among climate scientists, and not least among those that work on natural climate variability in prehistoric times, before humans. These people are known as "past climate" or palaeoclimate researchers, and author Eelco J. Rohling is one of them. The Climate Question offers a background to these concerns in straightforward terms, with examples, and is motivated by Rohling's personal experience in being intensely quizzed about whether modern change is not all just part of a natural cycle, whether nature will not simply resolve the issue for us, or whether it won't be just up to some novel engineering to settle things quickly. This book discusses in straightforward terms why climate changes, how it has changed naturally before the industrial revolution made humans important, and how it has changed since then. It compares the scale and rapidity of variations in pre-industrial times with those since the industrial revolution, infers the extent of humanity's impacts, and looks at what these may lead to in the future. Rohling brings together both data and process understanding of climate change. Finally, the book evaluates what Mother Nature could do to deal with the human impact by itself, and what our options are to lend her a hand.

The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose
Author: Christiana Figueres,Tom Rivett-Carnac
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 0593080939
ISBN 13: 9780593080931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future We Choose Book Review:

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. How all of us address the climate crisis in the next thirty years will determine not only the world we will live in but also the world we will bequeath to our children and theirs. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis headon, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us, in no uncertain terms, what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.