kyoto protocol Articles

  • Dynamic consistency problems behind the Kyoto Protocol

    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 techno-economic inertia. Numerical results show that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change negotiations: an analysis of the Kyoto Protocol

    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 strengthening.Keywords: climate change, implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Failure to launch: the Kyoto protocol and sustainable strategic management

    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 protocol to accelerate its development. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the potential of flexible instruments under the Kyoto Protocol

    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 emerge.Keywords: clean development mechanism, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 by 60 per cent on 2000 levels by 2050. ...


  • Kyoto mistakes

    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 not contribute to the ultimate objective.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The European Community`s initial report under the Kyoto Protocol

    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 amount for the first commitment period under the Kyoto ...

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

    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 investigated in relation to the different arguments ...

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

    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 have yet to take a formal position on the Kyoto ...


    By Verisae

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

    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 in Joint Implementation between industrialised and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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

    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 warming will continue to intensify. It’s time ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

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

    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 B to the Protocol and “take appropriate action.” ...

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

    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 members. The work also highlights ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 understand the problem'. There is scepticism about ...


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

    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 UN “Earth Summit” in Rio De Jeneiro in 1992. As the ...


    By Verisae

  • Cancun Summit left replacement of Kyoto Protocol to next year

    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 observers think the Cancún agreement kept the UN ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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

    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 of Italian actions in the different economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Letting Go of Kyoto

    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) ...

  • A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto protocol

    This paper analyzes the economic and environmental consequences of a potential demand side management program in Thailand using a general equilibrium model. The program considers replacement of less efficient electrical appliances in the household sector with more efficient counterparts. The study further examines changes in the economic and environmental effects of the program if it is ...


    By The World Bank

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