The negotiations on climate change are entering a new phase now that the discussions on new commitments after the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol have started. With this book, Niklas Hohne gives a comprehensive survey of present issues and proposals (up until December 2005) as well as an overview of the future options, in a quantitative and qualitative manner. These options are then followed by an assessment plus fresh proposals for a future international climate regime after 2012.
What is Next after the Kyoto Protocol? provides an ideal reference to understand the current status of the climate negotiations. The book is timely and leaves the reader well-informed. It prepares and updates the reader to take part in the climate change discussions or to assess these, based on academic findings and analysis. The book can be read both in-depth as well as with a bird's eye view since it is well-structured and includes a summary and introduction.
Suitable for policy makers, government negotiators and other stakeholders. Suitable for students and researchers in environmental and policy studies beginning their study on the subject.