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Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World

ISBN13: 9780521692175
Published: November 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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With increasing greenhouse gas emissions, we are embarked on an unprecedented experiment with an uncertain outcome for the future of the planet. The Kyoto Protocol serves as an initial step through 2012 to mitigate the threats posed by global climate change. A second step is needed, and policy-makers, scholars, business people, and environmentalists have begun debating the structure of the successor to the Kyoto agreement.

Written by a team of leading scholars in economics, law, and international relations, this book contributes to this debate by examining the merits of six alternative international architectures for global climate policy. Architectures for Agreement offers the reader a uniquely wide-ranging menu of options for post-Kyoto climate policy, with a concern throughout to learn from past experience in order to maximize opportunities for future success in the real, ‘second-best’ world. It will be an essential reference for scholars, policy-makers, and students interested in climate policy.

  • Only book to present a range of options for international climate policy
  • Highly topical analysis of the debate over possible successors to the Kyoto agreement
  • Exceptionally strong authorship with contributions from world renowned scholars, many of whom have practical policy experience

Environmental Law
List of figures
List of tables
Foreword Lawrence Summers
1. Introduction Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins
Part I. Targets and Timetables:
2. Formulas for quantitative emission targets Jeffrey Frankel
Commentaries on Frankel:
2.1 Targets and timetables: good policy but bad politics? Daniel Bodansky
2.2 Incentives and meta-architecture Jonathan B. Wiener
3. Graduation and deepening Axel Michaelowa
Commentaries on Michaelowa:
3.1 Alternatives to Kyoto: the case for a carbon tax Richard N. Cooper
3.2 Beyond graduation and deepening: towards cosmopolitan scholarship Joyeeta Gupta
Part II. Targets and Timetables:
4. Fragmented carbon markets and reluctant nations: implications for the design of effective architectures David G. Victor
Commentaries on Victor:
4.1 Incentives and institutions: a bottom-up approach to climate policy Carlo Carraro
4.2 The whole and the sum of its parts: comments on David Victor's 'Fragmented Carbon Markets and Reluctant Nations' Sheila M. Olmstead
5. Credible foundation for long-term international cooperation Warwick J. McKibbin and Peter Wilcoxen
Commentaries on McKibbin and Wilcoxen:
5.1 Commentary on McKibbin and Wilcoxen Richard Morgenstern
5.2 Commentary on McKibbin and Wilcoxen Jonathan Pershing
Part III. Coordinated and Unilateral Policies:
6. A multi-track climate treaty system Scott Barrett
Commentaries on Barrett:
6.1 Beyond Kyoto: learning from the Montreal protocol Daniel C. Esty
6.2 Climate Favela: a comment on Barrett Henry D. Jacoby
7. Practical global climate policy William A. Pizer
Commentary on Pizer:
7.1 Comment on Pizer James A. Hammitt
7.2 Comments on practical global climate policy Juan-Pablo Montero
Part IV. Synthesis and Conclusion:
8. Epilogue Thomas Schelling
9. Lessons for the international policy community Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins