Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse

Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse

by Oliver Tickell
     
 

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The Kyoto Protocol, the world's first tentative step towards avoiding the threat of climate change, has failed. We urgently need a new course of action. In Kyoto2 the author presents us with a strikingly original new solution. Using a system of finite production rights for greenhouse gases, which would be traded by organisations on a global auction, Kyoto2 seeks to

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The Kyoto Protocol, the world's first tentative step towards avoiding the threat of climate change, has failed. We urgently need a new course of action. In Kyoto2 the author presents us with a strikingly original new solution. Using a system of finite production rights for greenhouse gases, which would be traded by organisations on a global auction, Kyoto2 seeks to succeed where the original agreement failed. Regulated by an independent body, the funds could be poured back into healing the wounds inflicted by climate change. In his combination of idealism with realistic proposals, Tickell exposes the flaws in current approaches, and envisions a fairer and more effective system. Kyoto2 promises to banish the dejection of the post-Kyoto era, reviving hope that the cure for the crisis facing our planet is still achievable.

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“The most intelligent treatment of the politics and economics of climate change I have ever read.  Brilliant, clear and unanswerable”--George Monbiot

"Tickell's background helps him pack an astonishing wealth of data and nontrivial analyses of complex issues into this small volume...This volume will be valuable for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental science and policy, and essential for faculty and professionals... Highly recommended." —CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848137189
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
481 KB

Meet the Author

Oliver Tickell is a leading campaigner and researcher on climate issues and has contributed pieces to a number of major international media outlets. He also runs tfX: the UK campaign against trans fats in food.

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