The objective of this paper is to promote global energy security by evaluating the existing patchwork of institutions and processes linked to the governance of the global energy economy.
Étiqueté : unfccc
This report urges readers to look beyond what happens within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – where countries are negotiating toward a new climate treaty….
The CDM revenues have led to a massive resource inflow for the UNFCCC Secretariat, covering more than half of its budget. Using document analysis, interviews and regression analysis, the authors show that the UNFCCC Secretariat, at least in areas that require technical expertise and that are politically not overly contentious, can gain substantial influence over concrete CDM-related policy decisions and even change the structure of decision making and consultation processes
The reduction of GHG emissions is one of the most important policy objectives worldwide. Nonetheless, concrete and effective measures to reduce them are hardly implemented. One of the main reasons for this deadlock is the fear that unilateral actions will reduce a country’s competitiveness, and will benefit those countries where no GHG mitigation measures are implemented…
This book chapter provides an historical and legal introduction to the UN climate change regime
This essay of Daniel Bodansky unpacks the elements of the Durban platform and analyzes the possible goals of the new round of negotiations. It then examines three possible models of how international law might address climate change…
This WRI’s report considers lessons from the weapons and trade regimes, noting both their successes and failures. It compares these lessons to what has been tried in the climate regime, and offers ideas that might enhance the chances of attaining global action to control GHG emissions
This WRI’s working paper seeks to identify concrete pathways for building an international “climate change regime.” It surveys and analyzes the academic literature as well as proposals by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments
This working paper gives an overview of current country positions, discusses pros and cons of different accounting and governance frameworks for NMMs, and examines inasmuch the CDM provides a suitable model for centrally governed secortal crediting mechanisms.
This paper for the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements analyzes the options going forward, including adoption of a legally-binding second commitment period, a “political” second commitment period, or no new commitment period.
Remedial action on process ownership and political guidance, by Benito Müller