Facing Climate Change: Building South Africa's Strategy

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African Books Collective, 2011 - 155 pagina's
When it comes to Climate Change the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do is vast. Developing a plan to get us from where we are to where we need to be is now one of the most important tasks of modern society. In this, South Africa was an early leader, and it approached the question in a remarkable way. The South African Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) is an internationally celebrated example of how people can come together to work with the evidence to develop the questions of the day. What was remarkable was not only the scientific rigour adopted, but the way in which leaders worked together to reach a broad consensus. Their vision, and the response of the South African government, was groundbreaking and extraordinarily ambitious. The LTMS has quietly reshaped the South African landscape. This book is the story of the people and the process by which they took up the challenge and produced these Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios.
 

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Chapter 1 Beginnings
1
Chapter 2 Method
17
Chapter 3 Building the Scenarios
34
Chapter 4 The picture emerges
51
Chapter 5 Getting there
63
Chapter 6 Response reaction
82
Chapter 7 From Scenarios to plans
100
Annexure 1 Some climate facts pertinent to South Africa
116
Annexure 5 Assessment examples
131
Annexure 6 Assessment methodology
133
Annexure 7 Management in the LTMS
135
Annexure 8 Team members identified for SBT 1
138
Annexure 9 A list of fairy godmother technologies
140
Annexure 10 Media Statement by Marthinus Van Schalkwyk Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Cape Town 28 July 2008
142
Annexure 11 LTMS Cabinet media release presentation
147
Author biography
155

Annexure 2 The terms of reference for the LTMS
119
Annexure 3 Scenario examples
124
Annexure 4 Methodology for Scenario building
128
Back cover
157
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