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    Competitiveness, Leakage and Comparability

    Disciplining The Use of Trade Measures Under a Post-2012 Climate Agreement

    As the United States, the European Union and other Annex I Parties prepare legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions post-2012, their policymakers are under increasing pressure from domestic constituencies to include trade measures as part of domestic climate policy. This paper analyzes the...

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    From Positions to Agreement

    Technology and Finance at the UNFCCC

    This discussion paper describes the state of play in the international
    negotiations at Poznan, Poland as Parties work
    to ensure an agreement on technology and financial support
    that enables mitigation in developing countries. It unpacks
    and analyzes Parties’ submissions...

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    Financing Adaptation

    Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation

    Note: This paper will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?, by the Brookings Institution Press in 2009.

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    Poznan Prognosis: Key Questions and Answers

    WRI’s Climate Program Director Jonathan Pershing discusses the likely outcomes of the upcoming UNFCCC Convention in Poznan, Poland.

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    Forests Finally Emerging as Climate Issue

    The representatives of more than 100 countries attending December's U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, finally focused on the important role tropical forests play in global warming.

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    The Road From Bali

    It was a day later than scheduled, but the 13th U.N. climate change conference (COP-13) in Bali at last came to a close. The world is now breathing a sigh of relief; as late as Saturday, negotiations looked like they would run off the tracks. But Bali gave us only a vague sense of the road ahead, and the only certainty is that the road will be difficult.

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    REDD Flags: What We Need to Know About the Options

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    p>Reducing global GHG emissions can be aided by reducing deforestation, while simultaneously helping to protect forests and promote sustainable development.

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    A Roadmap on Climate Change

    Climate change is also changing the political climate. In this International Herald Tribune editorial, Senator John Kerry and I cover current international and U.S. climate change politics, and what must happen in the 13th U.N. climate change conference (COP-13) beginning this week in Bali, Indonesia. Read the editorial.

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Fact Sheet: International Negotiations on Climate Change

The United States signed on to the most universally supported treaty on climate change, the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was designed to protect the world from the dangerous effects of climate change. Although the U.S. did not ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the next round of negotiations on a follow-up treaty are currently underway and the U.S. must consider how to re-engage in the international climate change process.

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Five Components of a New Financial Agreement under the Convention

Paying for Mitigation Technology

This paper focuses on what should be included in a new financial agreement under the UNFCCC; more specifically it proposes five specific components of a “new deal” to address technology barriers in developing countries. The paper reflects on ideas on technology and finance as put forth by...

Competitiveness, Leakage and Comparability

Disciplining The Use of Trade Measures Under a Post-2012 Climate Agreement

As the United States, the European Union and other Annex I Parties prepare legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions post-2012, their policymakers are under increasing pressure from domestic constituencies to include trade measures as part of domestic climate policy. This paper analyzes the...

From Positions to Agreement

Technology and Finance at the UNFCCC

This discussion paper describes the state of play in the international
negotiations at Poznan, Poland as Parties work
to ensure an agreement on technology and financial support
that enables mitigation in developing countries. It unpacks
and analyzes Parties’ submissions...

publication

Financing Adaptation

Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation

Note: This paper will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?, by the Brookings Institution Press in 2009.

Poznan Prognosis: Key Questions and Answers

WRI’s Climate Program Director Jonathan Pershing discusses the likely outcomes of the upcoming UNFCCC Convention in Poznan, Poland.

Share

Forests Finally Emerging as Climate Issue

The representatives of more than 100 countries attending December's U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, finally focused on the important role tropical forests play in global warming.

Share

The Road From Bali

It was a day later than scheduled, but the 13th U.N. climate change conference (COP-13) in Bali at last came to a close. The world is now breathing a sigh of relief; as late as Saturday, negotiations looked like they would run off the tracks. But Bali gave us only a vague sense of the road ahead, and the only certainty is that the road will be difficult.

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