This report assesses all available information on the science of climate change, in particular that arising from human activities. In performing its assessments the WGIII is concerned with the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.
Makes clear there are strong inter-linkages between climate change policy and policies towards sustainable development. Assesses information on technological options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or enhance their sinks. Analyses technologies and practices available to achieve the targets of the Kyoto Protocol and stabilise atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. Evaluates barriers impeding implementation of these options and methods available to overcome them. Summarises the economic literature on costs of climate change mitigation at global, regional and national levels. Evaluates the other benefits that climate policy can deliver or the climate benefits of other socio-economic policies. Assesses how this information can be used to support climate policy decision making, acknowledging various decision-making frameworks.
This title contains 50 colour plates, 15 halftones, 100 line diagrams, 75 tables.