Climate Change 2001:
Working Group III: Mitigation
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1. Setting the Stage: Climate Change and Sustainable Development


Executive Summary

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Cost-effective Mitigation

1.2.1 Introduction
1.2.2 The Costs of Climate Change Mitigation
1.2.3 The Role of Technology
1.2.4 The Role of Uncertainty
1.2.5 Distributional Impacts and Equity Considerations
1.2.6 Sustainability Considerations

1.3 Equity and Sustainable Development

1.3.1 What Is the Challenge?
1.3.2 What Are the Options?
1.3.3 How Has Global Climate Policy Treated Equity?
1.3.4 Assessment of Alternatives: Sustainable Development
1.3.5 Why Worry about Equity and Sustainable Development?

1.4 Global Sustainability and Climate Change Mitigation

1.4.1 Alternative Development Pathways
1.4.2 Decoupling Growth from Resource Flows Eco-intelligent Production Systems Resource-light Infrastructures “Appropriate” Technologies Full Cost Pricing
1.4.3 Decoupling Wellbeing from Production Intermediate Performance Levels Regionalization “Appropriate” Lifestyles Community Resource Rights

1.5 Integrating Across the Essential Domains–Cost- effectiveness, Equity, and Sustainability

1.5.1 Mitigative Capacity–A Tool for Integration Integrating Environmental, Social, and Economic Objectives in the Third Assessment Report Expanding the Scope of Integration
1.5.2 Lessons from Integrated Analyses
1.5.3 Mitigation Research: Current Lessons and Future Directions


Co-ordinating Lead Authors:
Tariq Banuri (Pakistan), John Weyant (USA)

Lead Authors:
Grace Akumu (Kenya), Adil Najam (Pakistan), Luiz Pinguelli Rosa (Brazil), Steve Rayner (USA), Wolfgang Sachs (Germany), Ravi Sharma (India/UNEP), Gary Yohe (USA)

Contributing Authors:
Anil Agarwal (India), Steve Bernow (USA), Robert Costanza (USA), Thomas Downing (USA), Sivan Kartha (USA), Ashok Khosla (India), Ambuj Sagar (India), John Robinson (Canada), Ferenc Toth (Germany)

Review Editors:
Hans Opschoor (The Netherlands), Kirit Parikh (India)

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