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Author Stern, Nicholas.

Title The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change [electronic resource].

Published Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (281 p.)
Series The Tricontinental Series on Global Economic Issues ; v.4
The Tricontinental Series on Global Economic Issues
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Contents; About the Contributors; About the Editors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Background; 2. The Global Perspective; 3. Country and Regional Perspectives; 4. Issues and Negotiating Approaches; 5. The Future; Chapter 1. Global Cooperation and Understanding to Accelerate Climate Action; 1. Introduction; 2. Key Milestones in Climate Change Negotiations; 3. Where Are We Heading?; 4. A New Industrial Revolution; 5. Action in the Developed and Developing World; 6. Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches; 7. Conclusion; References; Chapter 2. The US and Action on Climate Change; 1. Introduction
2. Recent Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US3. US Role in Global Climate Change Negotiations; 4. Key National Climate Change Policies and Their Development; 4.1. Initiatives at federal level; 4.2. Initiatives at regional, state and local levels; 5. Lessons from the US Climate Change Policy and the Way Forward; 6. Conclusions; Annex 1; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3. Challenges and Reality: China's Dilemma on Durban Platform Negotiation; 1. How to Interpret the Durban Outcome; 1.1. The North and South achieved a balanced outcome of the Durban Conference
1.2. Key sticking points remain unresolved1.3. No substantial progress on emission reduction targets, finance mechanisms and technology transfer; 1.4. Durban was a milestone in the process of climate negotiation, but hardly was a success; 2. The Durban Platform and the Post-2012 International Climate Negotiation; 2.1. Three parallel negotiation tracks under two UNFCCC mandates; 2.2. Divergence of interests between the North and South hampers breakthrough on key negotiation issues; 3. Key Issues in the Durban Platform Negotiation
3.1. "Common but differentiated responsibilities" in the future international regime3.2. The issue of legal form; 3.3. The framework and agenda of the Durban Platform; 3.4. The roadmap and timetable of the Durban Platform; 4. China's Dilemma about Taking Part in Negotiations; 4.1. Low level of social and economic development; 4.2. Rapid urbanization leads to emission growth; 4.3. Industrialization and embodied energy export; 4.4. Resource endowment and difficult adjustment of energy structure; 4.5. Inefficient technology with lock-in effect of technologies
5. Prospects for the Durban Platform NegotiationsReferences; Chapter 4. Sustainable Growth and Climate Change: Evolution of India's Strategies; 1. Introduction; 2. Climate Change in India; 2.1. India's emissions; 2.2. Vulnerability to climate change; 3. Key Climate Change Strategies up to the Eleventh FYP; 3.1. The Stockholm UN Conference; 3.2. The UNFCCC; 3.3. Kyoto Protocol; 3.4. The 11th FYP; 3.5. National action plan on climate change; 3.6. State action plans on climate change; 4. 12th FYP; 4.1. Low-carbon growth strategy; 4.2. Sustainable development policies and programs
5. Opportunities and Challenges for a Sustainable Future
Summary The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015. The agreement will come into force no later than 2020. This book focuses on the prospects for global agreement, how to encourage compliance with any such agreement and perspectives of key players in the negotiations - the United States, India, China, and the EU. It finds that there is strong commitment to the established UN institutions and processes within which the search for further agreed actions will occur. There are already a myriad of local and regional policies that are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build mutual confidence. However, the chapters in the book also highlight potential areas of discord. For instance, varying interpretations of the "common but differentiated responsibilities" of developing countries, agreed as part of the UNFCCC, could be a major sticking point for negotiators. When combined with other issues, such as the choice of consumption or production as the basis for mitigation commitments, the appropriate time frame and base date for their measurement and whether level or intensity commitments are to be negotiated, the challenges that need to be overcome are considerable. The authors bring to bear insights from economics, public finance and game theory. Sample Chapter(s). Introduction (52 KB). Chapter 1: Global Cooperation and Understanding to Accelerate Climate Action (416 KB). Contents: Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change (Samuela Bassi and James Rydge); The US and Action on Climate Change (Samuela Bassi and Alex Bowen); Challenges and Reality: China's Dilemma about the Durban Platform
negotiation(WANG Mou, Lian Huishan and ZHOU Yamin); Sustainable Growth and Climate Change: Evolution of India's Strategies (R Kattumuri and D Ravindranath); After Copenhagen and the Economic Crisis: Does the EU Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board? (Christian Egenhofer); The Scope for "Green Growth" and a New Technological Revolution (Alex Bowen); Negotiating to Avoid "Dangerous" Climate Change (Scott Barrett); Unilateral Measures and Emissions Mitigation (Shurojit Chatterji, Sayantan Ghosal, Sean Walsh and John Whalley); Compliance Mechanisms in Global Climate Regimes: Kyoto and Post-Kyoto (Sean Walsh and John Whalley). Readership: students and researchers in developmental economics and climate change; policy makers and decision makers; general public interested in climate change issues.
Other author Ebook Library
Bowen, Alex.
Whalley, John.
Subject Electronic books.
ISBN 9789814551854 137.00 (NL)