Working Group III: Mitigation

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10. Decision-making Frameworks Contents

Executive Summary

10.1 Introduction

10.1.1 Chapter Overview
10.1.2 Scope of the Problem The Problem Is Global The Problem Is Long Term Associated Human Activities Are Pervasive Uncertainty Is Pervasive The Consequences Are Potentially Irreversible The Global Institutions Needed to Address the Issue Are only Partially Formed
10.1.3 Tools of Analysis and their Summary in the Second Assessment Report Tools of Analysis Summary of the Second Assessment Report
10.1.4 Progress since the Second Assessment Report on Decision Analytical Frameworks Decision Making under Uncertainty Cost-effectiveness Analysis Tolerable Windows and Safe Landing Approaches Computational, Multiscenario Simulation Approaches
10.1.5 Robust Decision Making

10.2 International Regimes and Policy Options

10.2.1 Introduction
10.2.2 Coalition Formation
10.2.3 No Participation
10.2.4 Unilateral Participation
10.2.5 Partial Agreements
10.2.6 Global Agreements
10.2.7 Political Science Perspectives
10.2.8 Implementation and Compliance
10.2.9 Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification

10.3 Local and/or National Sustainable Development Choices and Addressing Climate Change

10.3.1 Introduction
10.3.2 Development Choices and the Potential for Synergy Decision-making Process Related to Sustainable Development Technological and Policy Options and Choices Choices and Decisions Related to Lifestyles Interaction of Climate Policy with other Objectives Synergies, Trade-offs, and No Regrets Links to other Conventions
10.3.3 Technology Transfer The View of Technology Transfer Technology Transfer: International Aspects Technology Transfer: National Aspects
10.3.4 Decision-making Frameworks for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Forms of Decision-making Public and Private Decision-making Participatory Forms of Decision- making

10.4 Policy-relevant Scientific Questions in Climate Change Response

10.4.1 Introduction
10.4.2 What Should the Response Be? The Relationship between Adaptation and Mitigation Economic Considerations Precautionary Considerations Institutional Considerations
10.4.3 When Should the Response Be Made? Factors Influencing the Relationships between the Near-term and Long-term Mitigation Portfolio
10.4.4 Where Should the Response Take Place? The Relationship between Domestic Mitigation and the Use of International Mechanisms
10.4.5 Who Should Pay for the Response? Mitigation by Countries and Sectors: Equity and Cost-effectiveness Considerations
10.4.6 Towards What Objective Should the Response Be Targetted? High versus Low Stabilization Levels—Insights on Mitigation
10.4.7 Emerging Conclusions with Respect to Policy-relevant Scientific Questions


Co-ordinating Lead Authors:
Ferenc L. Toth (Germany), Mark Mwandosya (Tanzania)

Lead Authors:
Carlo Carraro (Italy), John Christensen (Denmark), Jae Edmonds (USA), Brian Flannery (USA), Carlos Gay-Garcia (Mexico), Hoesung Lee (South Korea), Klaus Michael Meyer-Abich (Germany), Elena Nikitina (Russian Federation), Atiq Rahman (Bangladesh), Richard Richels (USA), Ye Ruqiu (China), Arturo Villavicencio (Ecuador/Denmark), Yoko Wake (Japan), John Weyant (USA)

Contributing Authors:
John Byrne (USA), Robert Lempert (USA), Ina Meyer (Germany), Arild Underdal (Norway)

Review Editors:
Jonathan Pershing (USA), Mordechai Shechter (Israel)

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