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The Kyoto Protocol : International Climate Policy for the 21st Century - Sebastian Oberthur

The Kyoto Protocol

International Climate Policy for the 21st Century

Hardcover Published: 20th October 1999
ISBN: 9783540664703
Number Of Pages: 360

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The adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in December 1997 was a major achievement in the endeavour to tackle the problem of global climate change at the dawn of the 21st century. After many years of involvement in the negotiation process, the book's two internationally recognised authors now offer the international community a first hand and inside perspective of the debate on the Kyoto Protocol. The book provides a comprehensive scholarly analysis of the history and content of the Protocol itself as well as of the economic, political and legal implications of its implementation. It also presents a perspective for the further development of the climate regime. These important features make this book an indispensable working tool for policy makers, negotiators, academics and all those actively involved and interested in climate change issues in both the developed and developing world.

Building Blocks and Negotiating Historyp. 1
The Science of Climate Changep. 3
Key Players and Interestsp. 13
The Framework Convention on Climate Change: The Legal Basis of International Actionp. 33
The Berlin Mandate and the AGBM Processp. 43
Outside the Climate Arena: Multilateral and Bilateral Diplomacyp. 59
Changing the Balance: Governmental and Non-governmental Developmentsp. 65
Kyoto: The Endgamep. 77
The Provisions of the Kyoto Protocol: A Commentaryp. 93
Overview of Part IIp. 95
Preamble and Definitions (Article 1)p. 99
Policies and Measures (Article 2)p. 103
Emission Limitation and Reduction Commitments (Article 3)p. 115
Joint Fulfilment of Commitments (Article 4)p. 141
Joint Implementation (Article 6)p. 151
The Clean Development Mechanism (Article 12)p. 165
Emissions Trading (Article 17)p. 187
Implementation Review and Compliance (Articles 5, 7, 8, 16, 18, 19)p. 207
Developing Country Participation (Articles 10, 11)p. 225
Institutions (Articles 13, 14, 15)p. 239
Review, Development and Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol (Articles 3.9, 9, 20, 21)p. 253
Final Provisions of the Kyoto Protocol (Articles 22-28)p. 261
Conclusions and Outlookp. 265
Lessons from the Kyoto Processp. 267
Evaluation of the Kyoto Protocolp. 273
Synergies and Conflicts with Other International Institutionsp. 279
The Landscape of International Climate Politics at the Turn of the Centuryp. 287
A View from the Anthill: Towards a Leadership Initiative on Climate Changep. 301
Appendixp. 313
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changep. 313
Bibliographyp. 337
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9783540664703
ISBN-10: 354066470X
Series: International and European Environmental Policy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 20th October 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.72

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