Beyond Kyoto - A New Global Climate Certificate System: Continuing Kyoto Commitsments or a Global 'Cap and Trade' Scheme for a Sustainable Climate Policy? / Edition 1

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This balanced analysis shows that the current Kyoto-Prool Climate Protection System, and other proposals for improving the commitment system may not be capable of meeting the ultimate objective 'to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system'. On the other hand, says the author, there is hope that the implementation of Global Climate Certification Systems are a beginning that offers a chance for mankind to prevent dangerous climate change.

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"This book shows how much humankind can ‘prevent dangerous interference with the climate system’ without dangerous interference with the global economic system. … this book is centered on the economic side of the prevention of global warming. … It is certainly a rich source of information on the economic part of the Kyoto prool … . Recommended for critics of the Kyoto system and admirers of the global climate certificate system." (Ch. Kessler, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 15 (6), 2006)

"This book provides an interesting alternative approach to global climate change policy, and its reliance on market-based incentives is its strong suit. … Those with a sincere interest in policy proposals based on per capita allocations and emissions trading would find this manuscript of more interest." (Joseph E. Aldy, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, September, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540224822
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

A Clear-Cut and Quantified Criterion for a Successful Global Climate Policy.- A Comprehensive Standard System for Evaluating the Prospect of Success of Different Climate Protection Systems.- Evaluation of the Existing Kyoto System and the Most Important Incremental Evolution Proposals to Reach EU's Minimum Target for Climate Sustainability.- Structural Regime Change in the Kyoto/UNFCCC System Through Price or "Cap and Trade" Incentive Systems for Climate Sustainability.- The Basic Concept of an Application-Orientated Global Climate Certificate System, GCCS and its More Detailed Assessment.- Implementation of GCCS: Administrative and Other Aspects of GCCS' Eight Basic Elements in More Detail.- The GCCS - An Overview of the Global Climate Certificate System.- GCCS-Acceptability: Economic Analysis, Fairness Discussion, Legal Feasibility, Gains and Burdens for Different Countries and Regions.- Elements of a Strategy to Implement and Enforce GCCS as an Effective Beyond-Kyoto-I Climate Protection System.- References.

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