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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
Change Policy in the European Community: A Workshop Report,
P. Vellinga, M. Grubb, Eds., 67 pp., Aug. 1993, $10.95. Published
by the Royal Inst. of Intl. Affairs (10 St. James's Sq., London
SW1 4LE) through Intl. Book Distributors in the U.K., and the
Brookings Institution in the U.S. (1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20042 (800-275-1447 or 202-797-6258; fax:
202-797-6004). In Canada contact Rex Williams (416-924-1918).
An assessment of climate policy after the Earth Summit based
on eight papers from a Royal Institute workshop (Oct. 1992).
Topics include energy efficiency policy, CO2 emissions
policy and industry, the distributional effects of a carbon tax,
and options and constraints for EC implementation of climate
change policy. Includes background information.
Protection in Germany, Aug. 1993. Available from Federal
Ministry for the Environ., Nature Conserv. & Nuclear Safety,
Postfach 120629, 53048 Bonn, Ger.
(See News.) Describes Germany's plans for complying with the
emission reduction goals of the Framework Convention on Climate
reports from Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) Pubs., 2001 L St. NW, S-700, Washington DC
20036 (202-785-6323); or OECD, 2, rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris
Cedex 16, France (tel: 33-1-45-24-82-00); or worldwide OECD
International Economic Instruments and Climate Change,
102 pp., Sep. 1993, $25/£18/F110. Contains summary papers from
two OECD workshops on the use of tradeable permits and taxes to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Reviews experiences and outlines
principal problems and issues related to using taxes and permits
as market-based policy instruments.
Economic Instruments for Environmental Management in
Developing Countries, 102 pp., Sep. 1993, $11/£8/F50.
Presents expert views on the relevance and requirements of
various economic instruments in developing countries, based on an
Oct. 1992 workshop. Points out promising policy experiences as
well as areas needing further attention.
OECD Environmental Data: Compendium 1993, 324 pp., Sep.
1993, $60/£42/F250. A biennial report relating data on pollution
and natural resources to energy, transport, industry and
Environmental Education: An Approach to Sustainable
Development, 258 pp., Sep. 1993, $30/£18/F110. Includes 10
case studies from an April 1992 workshop; outlines needs and
advocates an action-oriented, locally-adapted approach.
Like It Hot: Climate Change, Biodiversity and the Survival of
Species, A. Markham, N. Dudley, S. Stolton, 143 pp., Aug.
1993, £11.99. Contact World-Wide Fund for Nature, CH-1196 Gland,
Switz. (tel: +44 22 364 91 11).
Draws on scientific research from around the world to produce
a current view of the scientific thinking on the potential
impacts on biodiversity. Well illustrated and documented and
presented in a way to be useful to scientists as well as
non-specialists. An early victim of change would be tropical
forests, but coral reefs, temperate and boreal forests, ocean
ecosystems and wetlands would all be at risk.
the Climate, Saving Cities: A Municipal Agenda, P. Jessup, 87
pp., 1993, $25/Cdn $28.50. Intl. Council for Local Environ.
Initiatives (ICLEI), City Hall, E. Tower, 8th Fl., Toronto ON M5H
2N2, Can. (tel: 416-392-1462; fax: 416-392-1478); in Europe:
ICLEI, Eschholzstr. 86, D-7800 Freiburg, Ger. (tel:
+49-761-368920; fax: +49-761-36260).
A follow-up to the urban CO2 campaign launched by
ICLEI early this year (Global Climate Change Digest, p.
31, Feb.). Discusses how cities can regain the energy conserving
features they had before the advent of the automobile and central
power generation. Municipal governments already possess the tools
to enable their cities to become greener and more energy
efficient, through careful planning, building codes and the like.
Condition, Physicians for Social Responsibility, 240 pp.,
Sep. 1993, $15.95 (paper)/$29.95 (cloth). MIT Press, 55 Hayward
St., Cambridge MA 02142 (617-625-8569).
An assessment of the known medical consequences of global
environmental change, written by physicians; aimed at general
readers but also intended to raise the awareness of other
physicians. A chapter on climate change discusses direct health
effects of increased temperatures, the spread of communicable
diseases, respiratory effects, food production, sea-level rise
World Bank and the Environment: Fiscal 1993, 193 pp., Sep.
1993. World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433
An internal assessment of the Bank's activities and progress
in matters relating to the environment, including restructuring
of the Global Environment Facility, implementing the climate
change convention, and improving energy efficiency.
and the Environment: Improving Regulatory Decision Making,
150 pp., June 1993, no charge. Carnegie Commission on Sci.,
Technol. & Govt., 437 Madison Ave., 27th Fl., New York NY
10022 (212-207-6355; fax: 212-838-6019).
Examines the organizational and procedural framework of
federal regulatory programs and concludes that mechanisms to
evaluate and respond to health and environmental threats are
weak. Suggests new mechanisms that would allow agencies to
undertake relative risk analysis and permit decisionmakers to
rank the severity of risks. (See news article in Chem. Eng.
News, p. 30, July 19 1993.)
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