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Author Morlot, Jan Corfee.

Title National climate policies and the Kyoto Protocol / Organsation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Published Paris : OECD, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (87 pages) : illustrations
Contents Executive Summary -- 1. Introduction -- -Aim and Approach -- 2. The Policy Challenge -- -Climate Change and Sustainable Development -- International Developments -- Costs of Responding to Climate Change -- 3. Trends: Emissions and Policies -- -Emission Trends: OECD 1990-1996 -- OECD and Global Trends: CO2 and Energy -- Policy Trends -- 4. Framework for Mitigation Policy -- -Getting the Prices Right -- Putting Markets to Work: Domestic Tradable Permits for Greenhouse Gas Reduction -- Other Policies in the Mix -- Monitoring and Assessing Performance -- Institutions for Change -- Fostering International Cooperation -- 5. Conclusions -- -Framework for Mitigation Policy -- Moving Forward -- References
Summary Nearly two years after Kyoto, most OECD countries are looking towards ratification and implementation of their obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. What do historical emissions and policy trends tell us about the way forward? Which policies will be needed to combat climate change? This book provides an overview of recent developments in OECD countries and a framework for policy making in the context of Kyoto targets. There is no single formula for domestic policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Every country will need to assess opportunities and constraints to develop a strategy adapted to their own situation. Yet, it is possible to outline some main lines for action in OECD countries at the national level. National strategies should prioritise market, subsidy and fiscal reform policies to establish conditions for competitive markets and remove distortions that harm the environment. And governments should implement a comprehensive mix of mutually reinforcing and integrated policies, using a wide range of economic instruments (green taxes, green tax reform and domestic emission trading) as well as other measures such as product policies, voluntary approaches and public awareness programmes. Unless OECD countries establish more effective frameworks for action now, achieving the Kyoto targets is likely to be costly and difficult
Analysis Carbon tax
Climatic changes
Cost benefit analysis
Greenhouse effect
Kyoto Protocol
OECD countries
Overseas item
Tradable emission permits
Trends to 2000
Notes "The main author of this book is Jan Corfee Morlot ..." p. 3
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Climatic changes.
Greenhouse gases -- Control -- International cooperation.
Greenhouse gases -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
ISBN 9264171142
9264174451 (PDF)
9789264174450 (PDF)