10. Climate Protection in Europe

  1. Joseph Alcamo1 and
  2. Jørgen E. Olesen2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118279380.ch10

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

How to Cite

Alcamo, J. and Olesen, J. E. (2012) Climate Protection in Europe, in Life in Europe Under Climate Change, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118279380.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

  2. 2

    Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Tjele, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196192

Online ISBN: 9781118279380



  • climate protection in Europe;
  • Europe under climate change;
  • changes to air temperature, patterns of rainfall, snowfall;
  • methane, greenhouse gas accelerating warming;
  • global targets, in protecting climate;
  • reducing emissions and “fuel substitution”;
  • improving efficiency of energy systems;
  • avoiding emissions, using renewable energy;
  • offsetting emissions, increasing stock of carbon in forests;
  • “sustainable consumption” and energy-efficient lifestyle


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dangerous climate change

  • A global target for protecting climate

  • How should we act to protect climate?

  • Reducing emissions

  • Avoiding emissions: renewable energy

  • Offsetting emissions: enhancing CO2 uptake from the atmosphere

  • Economic costs and benefits of mitigation

  • Global action for climate protection

  • Climate policy in Europe

  • What can cities do?

  • What can industry and corporate businesses do?

  • What can the individual do? The concept of “sustainable consumption”

  • Conclusion

  • Notes