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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1991
Energy Policies and the Greenhouse Effect. Volume Two: Country Studies
and Technical Options, M. Grubb et al., 470 pp., 1991, £35. From Royal
Inst. Intl. Affairs, 10 St. James's Sq., London SW1 4LE, U.K. (tel:
Presents technologies which can help reduce CO2 emissions, methods used for
cost assessments, and potential for and politics of CO2 abatement. Although
technical opportunities in the U.S. and U.K. are substantial, change will be
difficult. Change in the Soviet Union hinges on success of economic reform; for
India, international aid. Japan sees opportunity; China fears ruin.
Working Paper No. 89: A Survey of the Costs of Reducing Greenhouse Gas
Emissions, 1991. From OECD, Dept. Econ., 2 rue A. Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex
None of a survey of 13 macroeconomic studies showed an increase in GDP
growth rates under an emissions-reduction scenario. Sharp reductions in CO2
emissions would be more costly in the short term. Costs would be highest in
The Economic Effects of Restrictions on Coal and Petroleum Fuels in
Stationary Uses, DRI/McGraw Hill (for U.S. Dept. Commerce), 196 pp., 1991,
$23. Order No. PB91-182592 from NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield VA 22161
Assumed a common, simultaneously implemented, multilateral strategy for all
OECD countries. CO2 emissions overall would actually increase by 17% over 1988
levels, but would be 9% below the 2010 base case level. Most or all countries
would see real cumulative reductions in GNP/GDP and increases in unemployment.
Costs per metric ton of carbon reduced would be substantial, but would vary
widely among countries. Future work will examine the economic effects of carbon
Keeping it Green: Tropical Forestry and the Mitigation of Global
Warming, M.C. Trexler, 75 pp., 1991, $12.50. From World Resour. Inst., POB
4852, Hampden Sta., Baltimore MD 21211 (800-822-0504).
A literature review and consultation with experts for 54 countries shows a
vast difference between the amount of land technically available for forestry
projects and the realistic potential of these efforts to mitigate global
Aircraft Pollution: Environmental Impacts and Future Solutions, M.
Barrett, 1991. Contact K. Reay, World Wide Fund for Nature, CH-1196, Gland,
Switz. (tel: 41-22-649111).
CO2 emissions, coupled with an indirect contribution from related NOx
emissions, increases the world's known total greenhouse forcing by 5-40%. If
current trends continue CO2 emissions from aircraft are likely to double, and
NOx emissions increase by 50% by 2020. See Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 462,
Aug. 28, 1991.
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