Belfer Center Home > Publications > Academic Papers & Reports > Reports > Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable

EmailEmail   PrintPrint Bookmark and Share

 
<em>Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable</em>

Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable

Report prepared for the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

Report, Sigma Xi and the United Nations Foundation

April 2007

Editors: Rosina M. Bierbaum, John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Michael C. MacCracken, Richard H. Moss, Peter H. Raven

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

NOTE

Download Executive Summary (.pdf)

Download Errata (.pdf). This replaces page 15 of the full text.

 

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in its role as Secretariat to the CSD, seeks to facilitate contributions by the scientific community to the work of the Commission. Accordingly, DESA invited Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, to convene an international panel of scientific experts to prepare a report outlining the best measures for mitigating and adapting to global warming for submission to the CSD.

To carry out this task, the Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (SEG) was formed and is comprised of 18 distinguished international scientists. The panel was asked to consider innovative approaches for mitigating and/or adapting to projected climate changes, and to anticipate the relationship of response measures to sustainable development.

 

For more information about this publication please contact the ETIP Coordinator at 617-496-5584.

Full text of this publication is available at:
http://www.unfoundation.org/files/pdf/2007/SEG_Report.pdf

For Academic Citation:

Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change (Rosina M. Bierbaum, John P. Holdren, Michael C. MacCracken, Richard H. Moss, and Peter H. Raven, eds.). Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable. Research Triangle Park, N.C., and Washington, D.C.: Report for Sigma Xi and the United Nations Foundation, April 2007.

Document Length: 144 pp.

Bookmark and Share

Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President†Mikhail Gorbachev.