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The Great climate debate : A Developing country perspective

  • B. Sudhakara Reddy

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • Gaudenz B. Assenza

    (Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

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    For over two decades, scientific and political communities have debated whether and how to act on climate change. The present paper revisits these debates and synthesizes the longstanding arguments. Firstly, it provides an overview of the development of international climate policy and discusses clashing positions represented by sceptics and supporters of action on climate change. Secondly, it discusses the market-based measures as a means to increase the win-win opportunities and to attract profit-minded investors to invest in climate change mitigation. Finally, the paper examines whether climate protection policies can yield benefits both for the environment and the economy. The paper suggests the possibility of building environmental and climate policies around development priorities that are vitally important for developing countries and stresses the need for using sustainable development as a framework for climate change policies.

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    Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India in its series Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers with number 2008-008.

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    Length: 47 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2008-008
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