Climate Change and Transboundary Environmental Agreements

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Unformatted text preview: dirty dozen. Bargaining o Convention Agreements Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Entered into force in 2004, with 160 current parties Ban the import and export of POPs Prevent development and commercial intro of new POPs What were the issues that made global perception of risk to go up? o The Greenhouse Effect: CO2 ppm 200yrs ago, co2: 275 ppm 2009: 390 ppm CO2 and rising 2ppm per yr Highest safe level: 350 ppm (NASA scientists) While NASA advocates argue for a 350 ppm maximum, the IEA considers a 450 ppm their best case scenerio (4/5 of CO2, emissions already locked- in) We need greenhouse gases – but trying to limit some – Methand, CO2, CFCs, Ozone, Nitrous Oxide...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course STIA 318 taught by Professor Theresasabonis-helf during the Fall '13 term at Georgetown.

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