Three Key Elements of Post-2012 International Climate Policy Architecture
23 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2010 Last revised: 5 Aug 2010
Date Written: June 18, 2010
We describe three essential elements of an effective post-2012 international global climate policy architecture: a means to ensure that key industrialized and developing nations are involved in differentiated but meaningful ways; an emphasis on an extended time path of targets; and inclusion of flexible market-based policy instruments to keep costs down and facilitate international equity. This architecture is consistent with fundamental aspects of the science, economics, and politics of global climate change; addresses specific shortcomings of the Kyoto Protocol; and builds upon the foundation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Keywords: global climate change, global warming, policy architecture, Kyoto Protocol
JEL Classification: Q54, Q58, Q48, Q39
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