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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 ...

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 ...

Cancun Summit left replacement of Kyoto Protocol to next year

by Envido Ltd  (Dec. 17, 2010)

UK Energy and Climate Change secretary said debate on legal structure to replace the Kyoto Protocol was left to next year. Energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, defended his upbeat assessment of the last week’s Cancun agreement, arguing that it was "the most significant package overall since the [1997] Kyoto protocol." Most ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Aggregated data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union. Background and policy The greenhouse gases (GHGs) covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include three groups of fluorinated GHGs (the so-called 'F-gases'): hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) ...

Letting Go of Kyoto

by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions  (Nov. 8, 2011)

This commentary was originally published by Nature A preoccupation with binding commitments blocks progress in the global effort against climate change. It’s time to correct course, says Elliot Diringer. When governments gather for another round of United Nations (UN) ...

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