Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa

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Energy, sustainable development and climate change in South Africa; outline of the book. Sustainable development, energy and climate change: Working definition of sustainable development; energy for sustainable development; sustainable development and climate change; sustainable development paths as an approach to mitigation; conclusion. Starting from development objectives: The broader context: The policy environment in the energy sector; the role of electricity in development; economic and institutional aspects; social dimensions and the residential sector; environmental impacts; conclusions - comparing and assessing. Options for energy policy: Affordable access to electricity; energy governance - to privatise or not?; managing energy-related environmental impacts; economic development and instruments; securing electricity supply through diversity; conclusion. Modelling energy policies: Focus of policy modelling; drivers of future trends and key assumptions; the base case; overview of policy cases; residential energy policies; electricity supply options; conclusion. Assessing the implications of policies: Residential energy policies; electricity supply options; conclusion. Indicators of sustainable development: Sustainable development indicators; economic; environmental; social; comparisons and conclusions. Developing sustainable energy for national climate policy: Implementing sustainable residential energy policies; choosing electricity supply options for sustainability; options for South Africa's mitigation policy. Implications for international climate change negotiations: Proposals on the future of the climate regime; sustainable development policies and measures; would sd-pams make a difference?; the future of the climate change framework.
Illustrates how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. This book also explores the question of whether there is a locally sustainable path of energy development in the South African residential and electricity sectors that also reduces Green House Gas emissions.
Autor: Harald Winkler
Dr Harald Winkler is Programme Leader for Energy, Environment and Climate Change in the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town. Dr Winkler is also lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III for the Fourth Member of the South African delegation to the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is a member of the International Society of Ecological Economics and was a member of the Standards Advisory Board of the WWF Carbon Label for CDM projects 2002 - 2005.

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Autor: Harald Winkler
ISBN-13 :: 9780796922304
ISBN: 0796922306
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.2009
Verlag: HUMAN SCIENCE RES COUNCIL
Gewicht: 635g
Seiten: 277
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 239x165x15 mm
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