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Country Stakes in Climate Change Negotiations: Two Dimensions of Vulnerability

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Piet Buys

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Uwe Deichmann

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Craig M. Meisner

The World Bank

Thao Ton That

United Nations Environment Programme

David Wheeler

Center for Global Development

Date Written: August 1, 2007

Abstract

Using a comprehensive geo-referenced database of indicators relating to global change and energy, the paper assesses countries' likely attitudes with respect to international treaties that regulate carbon emissions. The authors distinguish between source and impact vulnerability and classify countries according to these dimensions. The findings show clear differences in the factors that determine likely negotiating positions. This analysis and the resulting detailed, country level information help to explain the incentives required to make the establishment of such agreements more likely.

Keywords: Energy Production and Transportation, Energy and Environment, Environment and Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Transport and Environment

Suggested Citation

Buys, Piet and Deichmann, Uwe and Meisner, Craig M. and That, Thao Ton and Wheeler, David, Country Stakes in Climate Change Negotiations: Two Dimensions of Vulnerability (August 1, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4300. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1004842

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Uwe Deichmann

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Craig M. Meisner

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Thao Ton That

United Nations Environment Programme

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David Wheeler

Center for Global Development ( email )

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