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Environment, energy, and economy: Strategies for sustainability


Table of Contents


Edited by
Yoichi Kaya
and
Keiichi Yokobori

United Nations University Press
TOKYO • NEW YORK • PARIS

The United Nations University, 1997

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Environment, energy, and economy: strategies for sustainability/ edited by Yoichi Kaya and Keiichi Yokobori.

"This document represents the proceedings of the Tokyo Conference on 'Global Environment, Energy, and Economic Development' held at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, 25-27 October 1993" - Preface.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 9280809113 (pbk.)

1. Sustainable development - Congresses. 2. Economic development - Environmental aspects - Congresses. 3. Environmental policy - Congresses. I. Kaya, Yoichi, 1934-. II. Yokobori, Keiichi, 1940-. III. Tokyo Conference on "Global Environment, Energy, and Economic Development" (Tokyo, Japan: 1993) HC79.E5E5726 1997
333.79 - dc21

97-21167
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Contents


Preface

1. Introduction

Part 1 - Global issues and response strategies: Overview

2. Past issues and new problems: A plea for action
3. Policy measures for global environmental problems: A Japanese perspective
4. Environment, economy, energy, and sustainable development

Part 2 - The status of the global environment

5. Climate changes due to the increase in greenhouse gases as predicted by climate models
6. Deforestation and desertification in developing countries
Comments on part 2

Part 3 - Energy-economy interactions in stabilizing CO2 emissions

7. Modelling economically efficient abatement of greenhouse gases
8. Macroeconomic costs and other side-effects of reducing CO2 emissions
9. The effects of CO2 reduction policies on energy markets
Comments on part 3

1. Lawrence R. Klein
2. Warwick J. McKibbin
3. Kenji Yamaji

Appendix to part 3 examining the macroeconomic effects of curbing CO2 emissions with the Project LINK world econometric model

Part 4 - Long-term strategies for mitigating global warming

10. The role of technology in energy/economy interactions: A view from Japan
11. Global and renewable energy: Potential and policy approaches
12. Energy efficiency: New approaches to technology transfer
13. Decarbonization as a long-term energy strategy

Part 5 - Energy issues in developing countries

14. The crisis of rural energy in developing countries
15. The developing world: the new energy consumer
16. The role of rural energy
Comments on part 5

Part 6 - Long-term strategies of developing countries

17. Leapfrogging strategies for developing countries
18. A development-focused approach to the environmental problems of developing countries
19. Economic development, energy, and the environment in the people's Republic of China
Comments on part 6

Contributors