Issues in International Climate Policy: Theory and Policy

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Twenty-six academics and researchers (all but one from the Netherlands) explore some of the outstanding issues in international climate policy based on research conducted in the Netherlands in recent years. Coverage includes an in-depth analysis of the main characteristics of the problem of climate change, various potential solutions to the problem and their consequences, and the development and implementation of the international climate regime. The text presents the alternative policy strategies in a long-term ...
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Overview

Twenty-six academics and researchers (all but one from the Netherlands) explore some of the outstanding issues in international climate policy based on research conducted in the Netherlands in recent years. Coverage includes an in-depth analysis of the main characteristics of the problem of climate change, various potential solutions to the problem and their consequences, and the development and implementation of the international climate regime. The text presents the alternative policy strategies in a long-term perspective, clarifies the positions of various actors and their specific interests, and considers the challenges to the actual implementation of an international policy regime. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843761914
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

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1 Options for international climate policies: towards an effective regime 1
2 Why reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Reasons, issue-linkages and dilemmas 17
3 Challenges of future climate policy: what can be expected? 39
4 Global trends and climate change policies 59
5 Climate change policy in changing contexts: globalization, political modernization and legal innovation 75
6 Policies and measures in international climate policy: price vs. quantity 97
7 The Kyoto mechanisms: economic potential, environmental problems and political barriers 115
8 Terrestrial carbon sinks and biomass in international climate policies 137
9 Comprehensive approaches to differentiation of future climate commitments - some options compared 171
10 Linkages between the climate change regime and the international trade regime 201
11 Elaborating an international compliance regime under the Kyoto Protocol 223
12 Between 'curbing the trends' and 'business-as-usual': NGOs in international climate change policies 243
13 Climate options for the long term: possible strategies 263
Index 285
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