• Azrudin H Husika, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dragana d Ristić, Regional Education and Information Centre for South East Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Aleksandar N Knežević, Faculty of Resources Management, University of Hercegovina, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contribution to Demistification of Global Policy on Climate Changes

  • Climate changes are the most serious societal, economy, and ecological problem in the history of civilization. The situation is getting worse – emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) has been increasing, while nature capacity to absorb those emissions decreasing rapidly. Developing countries and undeveloped countries have the highest vulnerability on climate changes. Those countries have the lowest capacity for adaptation on climate changes and establishment of co-operation with developed countries on solving this issue. Humankind response, which should enable to stabilization of GHG concentration in the atmosphere, is late. As much as emission reduction is delayed, when it comes, it will be more rapid. In this context, the issue is not who will cover costs of adaptation and mitigation, but the issue is which mechanisms have to be introduced in order to spur sustainable development of developing and undeveloped countries through climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Keywords
    climate changes, responsibility, capacity, developed and developing countries
  • Pages
    139 - 148
  • Submitted
  • Revised
  • Accepted
    0350-218X, 38 (2012), 2, 139-148
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