A Report on the International Conference on Climate Policy after Marrakech: Towards Global Participation
13 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2006
Date Written: January 2004
The East-West Center convened the international conference on climate policy in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 4-6, 2003. Sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan), and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan), this major event covered almost every important issue and featured perspectives from the most important parties and stakeholders in formulating and implementing climate policies and taking international climate negotiations further. It brought together a remarkable cross-section of world opinion on climate policy after Kyoto. This report provides a summary of each presentation and highlights discussions organized under the following six session headings: Session 1: Climate Change in Focus - From Science to Policy; Session 2: U.S. Climate Policy and Perspectives; Session 3: European Union Climate Policy and Perspectives; Session 4: Challenges for other Major Industrialized Countries; Session 5: Issues Related to Developing Countries; and Session 6: Panel Discussions: Where Do We Go from Here?.
Keywords: Climate policy, Kyoto Protocol, Post-Kyoto framework, Developing country participation, Technology development, United States, European Union, Japan, The Russian Federation, China
JEL Classification: Q54, Q58, Q52, Q48
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