"This book is a valuable tool for the negotiations." - Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark and President of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change "The world desperately needs a global climate change agreement, and this impressive collection of scholarly work highlights the essential challenges facing global leaders, and outlines possible paths to reach such an agreement." - Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change Most agree that scientifically sound, economically
"This book is a valuable tool for the negotiations." - Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark and President of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change "The world desperately needs a global climate change agreement, and this impressive collection of scholarly work highlights the essential challenges facing global leaders, and outlines possible paths to reach such an agreement." - Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change Most agree that scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policies are vital to address global climate change. The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements seeks to identify key design elements of such climate change policies. The project draws upon leading thinkers from academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations from around the world to construct a small set of promising policy frameworks and then disseminate and discuss the design elements and frameworks with decision-makers. The purpose of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements is not to become an advocate for any single policy but rather to present the best possible information and analysis. Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Summary for Policymakers provides a thorough overview of this important project and points the way forward through the full range of options concerning mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance.
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Meet the Author
Joseph E. Aldy is Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC. He also served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he was responsible for climate change policy from 1997 to 2000.
Robert N. Stavins is Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Chairman of the Kennedy School's Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group.
International Advisory Board, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Faculty Steering Committee, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements; Management, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements; List of contributors; Foreword; Introduction and overview; Lessons for the International Policy Community; References; Appendix 1.Summaries of research initiatives, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements; PartI.Alternative International Policy Architectures: 1. An elaborated proposal for global climate policy architecture: specific formulas and emission targets for all countries in all decades; 2. The EU emission trading scheme: a prototype global system?; 3. Linkage of tradable permit systems in international climate policy architecture; 4. The case for charges on greenhouse gas emissions; 5. Towards a global compact for managing climate change; 6. Sectoral approaches to a post-Kyoto international climate policy framework; 7. A portfolio system of climate treaties; PartII.Negotiation, Assessment, and Compliance: 8. How to negotiate and update climate agreements; 9. Metrics for evaluating policy commitments in a fragmented world: the challenges of equity and integrity; 10. Justice and climate change; 11. Toward a post-Kyoto climate change architecture: a political analysis; PartIII.The Role and Means of Technology Transfer: 12. International climate technology strategies; 13. Mitigation through resource transfers to developing countries: expanding greenhouse gas offsets; 14. Possible development of a technology clean development mechanism in a post 2012 regime; PartIV.Global Climate Policy and International Trade: 15. Global environment and trade policy; 16. A proposal for the design of the successor to the Kyoto protocol; PartV.Economic Development, Adaptation, and Deforestation: 17. Reconciling human development and climate protection: a multi-stage hybrid climate policy architecture; 18. What do we expect from an international climate agreement? A perspective from a low-income country; 19. Climate accession deals: new strategies for taming growth of greenhouse gases in developing countries; 20. Policies for developing country engagement; 21. International forest carbon sequestration in a post-Kyoto agreement; PartVI.Modeling Impacts of Alternative Allocations of Responsibility: 22. Modeling economic impacts of alternative international climate policy architectures: a quantitative and comparative assessment of architectures for agreement; 23. Sharing the burden of GHG reductions; 24. When technology and climate policy meet: energy technology in an international policy context; 25. Revised emissions projections for China: why post-Kyoto climate policy must look east; 26. Expecting the unexpected: macroeconomic volatility and climate policy; PartVII.Epilogue: 27. Epilogue: implementing architectures for agreement; Appendix 2.Selected list of individuals consulted, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements; Appendix 3.Workshops and conferences, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements; Appendix 4.Glossary and abbreviations.