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Climate and Trade Policy: Bottom-Up Approaches Towards Global Agreement

Series: ESRI Studies Series on the Environment

Edited By: Carlo Carraro and Christian Egenhofer

Edward Elgar

Hardback | May 2007 | #164192 | ISBN-13: 9781847202277
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Analyses the viability of controlling climate change through a set of regional or sub-global climate agreements rather than via a global treaty. The main purpose is not to trace in detail the process of negotiation and implementation of international regimes, but rather to evaluate whether a series of regional or sub-global agreements are more likely to achieve climate change control than a global agreement. The volume goes on to discuss how these agreements might be achieved. As a political science analysis, the focus will be on institution building and governance. As an economic analysis, it will concentrate on incentives used to encourage participation in a global as opposed to a fragmented agreement. Lessons from EU integration as well as from global and regional trade agreements are employed in order to analyze the future prospects of negotiations to control climate change.


Preface by Masahiro Kuroda, President ESRI; 1. Bottom-up Approaches towards a Global Climate Agreement: An Overview; 2. Regional and Subglobal Climate Blocs. A Cost - Benefit Analysis of Bottom-up Climate Regimes; 3. Do Regional Integration Approaches Hold Lessons for Climate Change Regime Formation? The Case of Differentiated Integration in Europe; 4. Trade, the Environment and Climate Change: Multi-lateral versus Regional Agreements; 5. Participation Incentives and Technical Change: From Top-Down to Bottom-Up Climate Agreements; 6. Bottom-up Approaches to Climate Change Control: Some Policy Conclusions Index Contributors include: B. Buchner, C. Carraro, E. De Cian, C. Egenhofer, N. Fujiwara, D. Kernohan.

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