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Abstract

Climate has become an issue which is of importance to society as concern grows about the effect of greenhouse gases upon our environment. The Kyoto protocol established greenhouse emission targets as well as a timetable for action for governments, local communities, non-governmental organizations and citizens to follow. Research is needed to develop procedures, methods and instruments to implement climate protection policies at various levels, from local to global. A meeting held to discuss the issue found that while research can support the achievement of socio-economic policy goals, it should not be used as a "surrogate" for policy or economic action. Scientific enquiry on such issues is a powerful tool for societal choice and action. The workshop, held shortly after the Kyoto agreement, was the last "building block" of a series of research-policy interface initiated in view of Kyoto in early 1997.

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Authors: O CONNER M, ;FAUCHEUX S, ;VAN DE HOVE S (EDITORS),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18449 EN (1998) 22pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4377-7
Record Number: 199910556 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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