International Conference on National Action to Mitigate Global Climate Change

7-9 June 1994, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment

Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

June 1995

Printed by: Grafisk Service, Risø National Laboratory

ISBN 87-550-2082-8

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Advisory Group

Opening speech of Mr. Svend Auken, Danish Minister for the Environment

Opening speech on behalf of Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

delivered by Mr. Peter Usher, Manager, Atmosphere Programme

Policy update from the INC/FCCC

Michael Zammit Cutajar, Executive Secretary, Interim Secretariat, UNFCCC

An overview of international actions to deal with climate change problem and the scientific update

Peter Usher, Climate Unit, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi

Global climate change: Science, economics and policy Regional viewpoints: Industrialised countries

Lee Solsbery, Head Energy and Environment Division, International Energy Agency, OECD

The regional response to the greenhouse issue:Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco J. Gutierrez, Olade - Latin-American Energy Organization, Ecuador

Transition to a market economy: GHG implications of business as unusual

I. Basmakov, Center for Energy Efficiency, Moscow, Russia

Strategies to mitigate climate change in a sustainable development framework

Ogunlade R. Davidson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sierra Leone

A low carbon future for the industrialised countries

Michael Grubb, Energy and Environmental Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Kingdom

Renewable energy technologies as an option for a low-carbon energy future for developing countries:case examples from Eastern and Southern Africa

Stephen Karekezi, African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN) and Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination (FWD), Nairobi, Kenya

Biomass energy development and carbon dioxide mitigation options

D.O. Hall & J.I. House, Division of Life Sciences, King's College London

Regulatory and mixed policy options for reducing fuel use and carbon emissions

Joel N. Swisher, UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

A country framework for analyzing climate change mitigation

Ken King, Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility, The World Bank

The incremental cost of climate change mitigation projects

Dilip Ahuja Global Environment Facility

Reducing greenhouse gases under the UN FCCC

Jan Corfee Morlot, Robert Hornung (OECD), Laurie Michaelis (IEA)

Issues in conducting GHG mitigation assessments in developing countries

Jayant A. Sathaye, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California

Baseline definitions and methodological lessons from Zimbabwe

R.S. Maya, Southern Centre for Energy and Environment, Zimbabwe

No-regrets, efficiency improvements and penetration rates for end-use technologies

Poul Erik Morthorst, Energy Systems Group, Systems Analysis Department, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

The treatment of uncertainty in long-term economic forecasting for an economy in transition: A methodological lesson from a country study for the Czech Republic

Jaroslav Maroušek, SEVEn, Prague

Studies on climate change problems and response measures in China

Ye Ruqiu, China National Environmental Protection Agency

Assessment of international mitigation costing studies in developing countries

Kirsten Halsnæs, UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

Climate change mitigation: A review of cost estimates and methodologies for the post-planned economies

William U. Chandler, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Washington, D.C. USA; Alexander Kolesov, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, Moscow, Russia

Slowing global warming:mitigation strategy for the developing world

R.K. Pachauri and Sharmila Barathan, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi

National economic development programmes and GHG mitigation strategies in developing countries

Youba Sokona, Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA-TM), Dakar, Senegal

Macroeconomic linkages and impacts: Technical and fiscal options in GHG abatement

George Backus and Terry Barker, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge

Local actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the context of national action plans

L.D. Danny Harvey, Department of Geography, University of Toronto

Statement at the closing session

by Danish Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Ambassador Ellen Margrethe Løj

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