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Uncertainties in Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Expanding Our Perspective
2015. Buch. xv, 240 S.: 18 s/w-Abbildungen, 58 Farbabbildungen, Bibliographien. Hardcover
Springer ISBN 978-3-319-15900-3
Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm
Gewicht: 564 g
In englischer Sprache
This book is based on the 2014 Special Issue 124(3) of Climatic Change. It brings together 16 key papers presented at, or produced, subsequent to the 2010 (3rd) International Workshop on Uncertainty in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories. The Workshop was jointly organized by the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine; the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences; and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria. This book has been written to enhance understanding of the uncertainty encountered in estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and in dealing with the challenges resulting from those estimates. Such challenges include, but are not limited to i) monitoring emissions; ii) adhering to emission commitments; iii) securing the proper functioning of emission trading markets; and iv) meeting low-carbon or low-GHG futures in the long term. The approaches to addressing uncertainty discussed by all authors attempt to improve national inventories, not only for their own sake but also from a wider, systems analytical perspective that seeks to strengthen their usefulness under a compliance and/or global monitoring and reporting framework. These approaches show the challenges and benefits of including inventory uncertainty in policy analysis and where advances are being made.

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Presents 16 key papers on uncertainty in greenhouse gas emissions and their inventories Enhances understanding of dealing with uncertainty across spatial, temporal and thematic scales Strengthens national inventories from an uncertainty perspective and their usefulness under a compliance and/or global monitoring and reporting framework Shows the challenges and benefits of including inventory uncertainty in policy analysis Written by top experts in the field