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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Burden-sharing and global climate negotiations: the case of the Kyoto Protocol

by Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group Ltd  (Jan. 1, 2010)

International climate agreements are important examples of internationally negotiated distributive politics and the resulting obligations vary considerably across countries. Nevertheless, few studies have empirically examined the determinants of burden sharing in this context. The allocation of emission reductions in the Kyoto protocol is ...

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 ...

Simplifying the procedures governing the accession of a party to annex b to the kyoto protocol

by Lexxion, The Legal Publisher  (Dec. 1, 2008)

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) under the United Framework Convention on Climate Change concluded in June that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (CMP) in December should “determine the necessity of simplifying existing procedures” for inscribing commitments for Annex I Parties in Annex ...

The status and the actions to implement the Kyoto Protocol in Italy: problems and perspectives

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 27, 2005)

In this article, the authors point out main problems and perspectives related to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Italy. After a brief and general introduction for explaining main concerns and institutional frameworks involved in the development of international procedures suitable to deal with the problem at a global level, the status ...

Book Reviews: Crucial Issues in Climate change and the Kyoto protocol: Asia & the World

Climate change is generally acknowledged as one of the world's great human, economic and ecological threats. Yet as Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh notes in his foreword to this book, in much of Asia, recognition of these threats is only now 'slowly dawning', and has not affected public opinion. The majority of Ambassador Koh's friends 'do not ...

Has the Kyoto Protocol reached its main goal? A brief review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 1, 2012)

This paper critically analyses the International policy on climate change, the role of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Also the commitment of the different countries to reduce or limit these emissions, the development of carbon sinks and the flexible mechanisms that uses credit trading between countries ...

Cancun Summit left replacement of Kyoto Protocol to next year

by Vital Efficienci 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 ...

The Kyoto Protocol: Understanding what it means to enterprise carbon emissions management

by Verisae  (Jan. 11, 2009)

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that was created out of the non-binding United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is an international treaty that was created to encourage participating countries to stabilize the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the earth's atmosphere. It was created out of the ...

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) ...

Kyoto Protocol - World Goverments Reach International Consensus on Greenhous Gas Reduction (PDF)

In December 1997, member countries of the United Nations reached agreement to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. By 2005, all member countries will have to report on their progress. Such international action reflects the immediate need to tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on climate ...

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