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By Richard L. Ottinger, Nicholas Robinson, Victor Tafur

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This quantity is a better half to The legislation of strength for Sustainable improvement (Cambridge, 2004). right here, the IUCN Academy of Environmental legislation assembles, for the 1st time, a quantity of criminal tools that are well-known as constituting the middle of the legislation of power for sustainable improvement. Like its significant other paintings, this quantity can be an important reference for all execs excited about environmental and effort study.

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Reliable commercial legislation and jurisdiction, as well as incentives, may be needed to encourage private companies to invest in sustainable energy – or to defray the risks associated with such investments. Official developement assistance may also need to play a greater role in the least developed countries, especially in those where the conditions that attract private sector investment are lacking. Political stability, application of the rule of law, avoidance of arbitrary intervention, and the existence of institutions that facilitate savings and investment are generally important for promoting investment.

Source: Naki´cenovi´c, Grubler, and McDonald, 1998; Morita and Lee, 1998; Naki´cenovi´c, Victor, and Morita, 1998. Another crucial prerequisite for achieving sustainability in the scenarios is near-universal access to adequate, affordable energy services and more equitable allocation of resources. Finally, environmental protection – from indoor pollution to climate change – is an essential characteristic of sustainable development in these scenarios. The resolution of these future challenges offers a window of opportunity between now and 2020.

The curve is likely to fall more sharply as technologies first seek a market niche, then full commercialisation, because lower costs become increasingly ¨ important for wider success. Source: Naki´cenovi´c, Grubler, and McDonald, 1998. polygeneration will be based on natural gas if it is readily available. Synthetic middle distillates so produced are likely to be competitive where lowcost natural gas is available (as at remote developing country sites); the technology might facilitate exploitation of relatively small remote natural gas fields.

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