Forty-one developing countries have submitted mitigation actions under the UNFCCC in line with the 2010 Cancun agreements. This paper examines the subset of developing country actions that are framed in greenhouse gas (GHG) terms.
Today, the government of the United Kingdom took a significant step to shift to a low-carbon economy, providing clear signals to investors that the UK wants to host large-scale clean energy projects moving forward.
WRI aims to highlight the best proposals for the institutional design of an international climate change regime. This project is a joint endeavor of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Government of Ireland.
Franz Litz, Nicholas Bianco, Michael B. Gerrard (Center for Climate Change Law
at the Columbia University Law School), and Gregory E. Wannier (Center for Climate Change Law
at the Columbia University Law School)
Working Paper: February, 2011
This working paper explores how states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and industrial facilities using the standards
of performance under section 111 of the Clean Air Act.