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Hans Günter Brauch (Ed.):

Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen,
internationale Regimebildung und Konflikte,
ökonomische Analysen sowie
nationale Problemerkennung und Politikimplementation

[Climate Policy.
Scientific Foundations, international Regime Formation
and Conflicts, Economic Analyses as well as
National Problem Recognition and Policy Implementation]

Springer 1996, ISBN 3-540-60513-4,
€ 58.83

On Contents

The book is organised in 7 parts and contains 25 chapters. It is introduced with a preface by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, the first president of the Wuppertal Institute on Environment - Climate and Energy. In the appendix it includes the texts of the Framework Convention on Climate Change and of the Berlin mandate, a comprehensive list of addresses on climate policy, a glossary, a comprehensive list of literature, biographies of the editor and authors and a detailed index including persons and subjects.

After an introduction by the editor, part I on scientific foundations: causes of global warming includes three chapters by Christian-Dietrich Schönwiese and by Manfred Stock on climate impact research possible consequences of climate change in Europe. In part II on the developments from the ozone to the climate regime in three chapters Thomas Gehring, Hermann Ott and Cornelia Quennet-Thielen analyse the international negotiations on both regimes from the beginning until 1995. In part III on international climate policy: actors, conflict lines and problems in five chapters by political scientists Andrea Lenschow analyses the environmental decision making process in the European Union, Sylvia Schumer reviews the role of the European Union as an actor in international environment policy, Helmut Breitmeier deals with climate change and justice between North and South, Hilmar Schmidt analyses climate policy conflicts while Detlef F. Sprinz discusses climate policy and environmental security. In part IV three chapters by Meinrad Rohner, Ottmar Edenhofer, Peter Hennicke and Rainer Walz provide economic analyses on climate change. In part V three chapters by Udo Kords, Monika Ganseforth and Liesel Hartenstein review the activities of the two enquête commissions of the German parliament on the protection of the Earth's atmosphere.

In part VI seven chapters focus on different aspects of the implementation of the Framework Convention on Climate Change on the level of the Federal government, the state of Hess, and in the cities of Frankfurt on Main, Heidelberg and Münster as well as on the activities of the climate alliance and its local and international activities in Frankfurt on Main written by Franzjosef Schafhausen, Rupert von Plottnitz, Horst Meixner, Beate Weber, Wilfried Bach, Werner Neumann and Lioba Rossbach de Olmos. In part VII, the editor draws conceptual conclusions on international climate policy, climate foreign and domestic policy and offers conceptual considerations pertaining to a new policy area.

hgb021; Language: German; Areas: environment, climate policy; Region: Europe, Germany, cities.