The International Climate Change Regime: A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures

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This book presents a comprehensive, authoritative, and independent account of the rules, institutions and procedures governing the international climate change regime. Its detailed yet user-friendly description and analysis covers the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and all decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties up to 2003, including the landmark Marrakesh Accords.
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"Yamin and Depledge offer this exhaustive treatment of the guides to climate change regime in relationship to the Kyoto protocol. Thus, it is a legal treatise on the rights and obligations of nations. The authors have considerable expertise in the arenas of global environmental issues and the climate change regime process." CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521600590
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Sutasoma Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Overview 20
3 Regime participants 30
4 Objective and principles 60
5 Mitigation commitments 74
6 Flexibility mechanisms 136
7 Research, systematic observation, education, training and public awareness 197
8 Adaptation 213
9 Impacts of response measures 247
10 Finance, technology and capacity-building 264
11 Reporting and review 327
12 Compliance 378
13 Institutions 398
14 The negotiation process 431
15 Scientific and technical input 464
16 Administering the regime 487
17 Linkages 509
18 Evolution of the regime 544
19 Conclusions : taking stock and moving forward 560
App. I List of parties, their groups and key statistics 574
App. II Annex I Party fact sheets : emissions, targets and projections for Annex I Parties and groupings 584
App. III Table of articles, issues and COP decisions 643
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