High Stakes in a Complex Game: A Snapshot of the Climate Change Negotiating Positions of Major Developing Country Emitters
AbstractDeveloping countries with large greenhouse gas emissions play a decisive role in negotiating a post-Kyoto climate agreement. No effective program to reduce global emissions is possible without their support. At the same time, developing countries face a delicate task in balancing their growing responsibility for a livable climate with the pursuit of continued economic development. This article discusses the negotiating positions major developing country emitters are taking on core issues. Among the most vital unsettled questions are burden sharing between developed and developing countries, the role of the market in the international climate architecture, as well as implementation arrangements. An annex discusses current mitigation policies of major developing country emitters, and argues that developing countries are already taking meaningful action to limit the growth of their greenhouse gas emissions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Global Development in its series Working Papers with number 177.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
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climate change; negotiations; Copenhagen; developing countries; emissions; economic development;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-10-03 (All new papers)
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