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Dynamic consistency problems behind the Kyoto Protocol

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

This paper examines the economic rationale behind both the quantitative targets and the flexibility mechanisms adopted in the Kyoto Protocol. It synthesises some theoretical dimensions of the debate about the socalled "when flexibility" of climate policies, explaining the importance of the interplay between uncertainty and ...

On the potential of flexible instruments under the Kyoto Protocol

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

This paper analyses the potential market for project-based international cooperation within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. With the help of existing cost data, it is shown that the scope for cost savings by using the project-based flexible instruments of the Protocol is considerable, and that a multi-billion dollar carbon credit market can ...

Climate change negotiations: an analysis of the Kyoto Protocol

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

This article gives a detailed legal analysis of the Kyoto Protocol's key provisions. The analysis includes a presentation of the negotiations' historical, institutional and political context, and of the positions of the different players. It describes the future challenges relating to the implementation of the Protocol and its possible ...

New Australian Government to ratify Kyoto Protocol

The new Australian government is to be formed by the Labor party, which won the election on the 24 November. Labor’s renewable energy plan is part of a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, which includes: Immediately ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. Setting a target based on science to cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions ...

Failure to launch: the Kyoto protocol and sustainable strategic management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 21, 2009)

Despite an unquestioned worldwide green movement, business progress toward environmental sustainability has been relatively slow. The relative speed of greening may result from a lack of a dominant design or set of agreed upon standards. Some scholars argue that in uncertain technology markets, industry needs government initiatives such as the ...

Kyoto mistakes

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

The Kyoto Protocol conflicts with a rational view of what short-term climate policy should achieve. Chosen emission reduction targets conflict with individual and social interests, and will therefore be hard to reach. Possibilities to cheat on the agreement are plentiful. Methane emission reduction may help to meet the short-term aims, but does ...

Interest groups and efficient design of the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 11, 2004)

The implementation of activities aimed at mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions is more cost-efficient in developing countries than in most of the industrialised world. Nevertheless, efficient mitigation may have adverse effects on equity. A Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is therefore to assure that the interests of all parties implicated ...

The US and The Kyoto Protocol: A possible hybrid approach carbon emissions mitigation

by Verisae  (Jan. 13, 2009)

Stepping Into The 21st Century With Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reporting In The United StatesOne hundred and eighty one nations have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol. Several countries including Afghanistan which the United States is of course working with closely as they try and form a stable democracy ...

The European Community`s initial report under the Kyoto Protocol

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Feb. 2, 2007)

This EEA report constitutes the main part of the European Community's submission of its initial report to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report establishes the assigned amount for the European Community (EU-15), and demonstrates its capacity to account for its emissions and assigned ...

2015 World Climate Summit in Paris: Striving for a Follow-Up to the Kyoto Protocol

by SMA Solar Technology AG  (Oct. 1, 2015)

For years, the world’s heads of state and government have been striving for a new regulation to follow up the Kyoto Protocol—so far without success. However, time is of the essence. If the states do not finally agree on binding targets at the upcoming climate conference in Paris and also implement these targets consistently, global ...

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