GLOBE Climate Legislation Study

GLOBE Climate Legislation Study / T. Townshend, et al. Globe, April 2011, 276 p.

Presentation (© GLOBE) :

The study, completed in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, reveals some significant findings:

  • Legislation is being advanced, to varying degrees, in all of the study countries
  • Most of the legislative activity has taken place over the last year and a half – contrasting sharply with the difficulties experienced by the international negotiations over the same timeframe
  • This demonstrates that the shape of the debate is changing from one about sharing a global burden – with governments naturally trying to minimize their share – to one of a realisation that acting on climate change is in the national interest
  • It is particularly encouraging that the large developing countries of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa – who together represent the engine of global economic growth – are developing comprehensive laws to tackle climate change.
  • Current legislation does not yet, cumulatively, add up to what is necessary to avoid dangerous climate change
  • However, this legislation is putting in place the legal and policy frameworks to measure, report, verify and manage carbon
  • An international climate change agreement will only be possible when countries are already committed to taking the necessary action rooted in self-interest.  In other words, an international agreement will only reflect political conditions, not define them. (© GLOBE)

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