By Joseph E. Aldy, Robert N. Stavins

With expanding greenhouse fuel emissions, we're launched into an exceptional scan with an doubtful end result for the way forward for the planet. The Kyoto Protocol serves as an preliminary step via 2012 to mitigate the threats posed by way of international weather switch yet policy-makers, students, businessmen, and environmentalists have began debating the constitution of the successor to the Kyoto contract. Written by means of a workforce of prime students in economics, legislations and diplomacy, this booklet contributes to this debate through interpreting the benefits of six replacement foreign architectures for weather coverage.

Show description

Read Online or Download Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World PDF

Best environmental policy books

Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance

Addresses many of the new channels of multilateral environmental governance that experience seemed inside an more and more globalized overseas method firstly of twenty first century. makes a speciality of clarifying the main actors and the governance capabilities they practice in addressing environmental threats.

Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People: Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment

Whereas a few argue that alternate liberalization has raised earning and resulted in environmental safeguard in constructing international locations, others declare that it generates neither poverty relief nor sustainability. The certain case reports during this ebook exhibit that neither interpretation is universally right, given how a lot relies on particular guidelines and associations that ascertain 'on-the-ground' results.

The New World Order in International Finance

The writer offers a transparent portrait of the dramatic transformation of the worldwide economic system within the overdue twentieth century. Drawing on paintings by means of a prestigious and interdisciplinary set of experts, this quantity appears to be like on the political economic climate of person sectors of the monetary companies undefined, at neighborhood industry styles akin to the european and NAFTA, and at person international locations from the Asian NICs to Europe and the us.

California Cuisine and Just Food

Can a celeb chef locate universal floor with an city neighborhood organizer? Can a maker of natural cheese and a farm employee proportion an time table for bettering America's meals? within the San Francisco Bay sector, unforeseen alliances sign the widening issues of numerous substitute nutrients proponents. What all started as area of interest preoccupations with parks, the surroundings, foodstuff aesthetics, and style has turn into a broader and extra built-in attempt to accomplish foodstuff democracy: agricultural sustainability, entry for all to solid nutrients, equity for employees and manufacturers, and public future health.

Additional resources for Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World

Example text

This process would not provide an opportunity to incorporate countries currently without emission commitments under the Protocol – including the United States, China, and India. 11, 2005 Montreal COP to the UNFCCC). This second process was designed to be much more open-ended, and neither limited the consideration of any policy options nor mandated a new negotiating process. 14 Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins In addition to these ongoing UN-sponsored negotiations and conferences on climate change policy, world leaders have also pursued several alternative venues for considering policy responses to the climate change problem.

He recommends incorporating climate change mitigation actions into development priorities that could promote political buy-in among developing countries. Coordinated and unilateral policies Very different from the top-down architecture of the UNFCCC/Kyoto Protocol are the third set of proposals, which feature bottom-up climate change policies. Such approaches allow for countries and Introduction 23 regions to experiment and learn about the efficacy and effectiveness of various forms and stringencies of alternative policies.

Daniel Esty of Yale University and Henry Jacoby of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology comment on Barrett’s proposal. ” Esty identifies several elements of the Montreal Protocol that resulted in its success and should be incorporated in a global climate policy architecture. He notes that the agreement required that all countries phase out ozone-depleting substances, in contrast with the Kyoto approach of focusing only on industrialized countries. Second, the Montreal Protocol included carrots and sticks to promote compliance, in the forms of subsidies to developing 24 Joseph E.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 10 votes