|'An insightful guide to some key developments in the international governance of genetic resources. Exploration of the central role of state sovereignty in current approaches aids understanding of the impact that the socio-economic and political context has on the content and direction of rules in this area. The book includes extensive information on the influence of treaty regimes that are often marginal to or absent from other analyses of genetic resource governance (outer space, seas and oceans, and Antarctica).' Catherine Rhodes, The University of Manchester, UK This detailed and concise book surveys the international genetic resources laws applying in Antarctica, space, the oceans and seas, the lands, and the airspaces above land and water. The well-structured analysis traces the evolution of these various schemes and their contributions to the comprehensive arrangements under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the World Health Organisation's PIP Framework. The book details the different avenues and concluded positions, documenting a laboratory of legal approaches and possibilities. Regulating Genetic Resources will be a valuable addition to academics, Governments, NGOs and students in environmental and intellectual property law.|
Reflecting its reliance on fossil fuels, the electric power industry produces the majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a revolution in the industry becomes further apparent given that "decarbonization" means an increasing electrification of other sectors of the economy-in particular, through a switch from gasoline to electric vehicles. Of the options for producing electric power without significant greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy is most attractive to policymakers, as it promises increased national self-reliance on energy supplies and the creation of new industries and jobs, without the safety and political concerns of nuclear power or the unproven technology of carbon capture and storage.Drawing on both economic theory and the experiences of the United States and EU member states, Harnessing Renewable Energy addresses the key questions surrounding renewable energy policies. How appropriate is the focus on renewable power as a primary tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? If renewable energy is given specific support, what form should that support take? What are the implications for power markets if renewable generation is widely adopted? Thorough and well-evidenced, this book will be of interest to a broad range of policymakers, the electric power industry, and economists who study energy and environmental issues.
|Number Of Pages||368 pages|
|LC Classification Number||TK1001.H37 2010|
|Edited by||Boaz Moselle, Jorge Padilla, Richard Schmalensee|
|'A comprehensive and timely review of the international experience in fostering the use of renewable energy sources in the electricity industry.'Blas P rez Henr quez, University of California, Berkeley'A comprehensive and timely review of the international experience in fostering the use of renewable energy sources in the electricity industry. Understanding the political, business, and technological drivers behind the clean energy revolution is important as many nations aim to enable low-carbon development paths that will bring economic prosperity to their citizens, while at the same time reducing human impacts on the environment.'Blas P rez Henr quez, University of California, Berkeley'This book should be devoured by thoughtful policy makers considering how renewables will fit into decarbonized electric systems. Bringing varied perspectives on this fundamental question, these scholars make a provocative and informative contribution to a topic of critical importance to governments around the world.' Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc., USA|
'This book should be devoured by thoughtful policy makers considering how renewables will fit into decarbonized electric systems. Bringing varied perspectives on this fundamental question, these scholars make a provocative and informative contribution to a topic of critical importance to governments around the world.' Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc., USA