Rising Temperatures, Rising Risks
Making development more sustainable will help address climate change
Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair of the Geneva-based Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Chairman of Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND).
Finance & Development - March 2008, Volume 45, Number 1
Available online at: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2008/03/munasinghe.htm
“……..Global warming is already taking its toll. In
These grim harbingers of climate change underline the need to better understand the phenomenon and address the consequences….”
“…..In recent months, three developments—the release of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and Al Gore, and the December 2007 Bali conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change—have combined to raise the profile of climate change and helped to highlight the difficulties that policymakers face in coming to grips with this important challenge. Although there is a growing consensus worldwide on the need to take early action on climate change, important practical issues remain unresolved, including burden sharing and equity….”
Global Energy: Increasingly Unsustainable
A chart-based look at energy supply and consumption worldwide. If governments do not act to change consumption patterns, world energy demand is projected to grow by 55 percent during 2005-30.
Finance & Development is published quarterly in English, French, Russian and Spanish—by the International Monetary Fund, IMF.
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