Greenhouse gas intensity targets are policies that specify emissions reductions relative to productivity or economic output, for instance, tons CO2/million dollars GDP.
Obtaining relevant and reliable data is the first step in addressing any environmental problem, with global climate change being no exception.
This chapter -- from the book Climate Policy for the 21st Century: Meeting the Long-Term Challenge of Global Warming, edited by David Miche -- examines the capacity needs and constraints faced by governments in relation to making future climate protection commitments under the UNFCCC.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meets every two years to negotiate the implementation of the Convention, which was adopted in 1992 during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This paper, published by the IEA and OECD, explores the issue of country-level institutional capacity necessary for future climate-related actions, particularly in developing countries.
Since 1997, debates over global climate change policy have focused narrowly on the Kyoto Protocol---an international treaty to control greenhouse gas emissions that are trapping heat in the atmosphere.
In October 2001, Elena Petkova was invited to present project research results at the UNFCCC workshop on “good practices” in policies and measures held in Copenhagen.
Overview of the seventh meeting of the COP of the Framework Convention on Climate Change
The devastating impacts of the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 serve as only the most recent reminder that all liberalized financial markets critically depend on regulatory frameworks that incorporate sound risk-management principles.
Drawing from the rich experience of Central and Eastern European countries in Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) -- the Joint Implementation (JI) phase launched in 1995 -- the authors look at the institutional infrastructure for countries that wish to host climate-friendly development projects.
Among the most important items of the Kyoto Protocol requiring elaboration is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Protocol's instrument for financing lower-emission sustainable development in the countries of the South.
International climate change negotiations are struggling over the basic design and features of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), established in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
International climate change negotiations have stalemated over the timing and nature of developing country commitments. This is both unfortunate and unnecessary.
The United States and other nations are committed under the Framework Convention on Climate Change to prevent greenhouse gases from accumulating in the atmosphere, but the economic impacts of limiting greenhouse gas emissions are almost as uncertain as the impacts of climate change themselves.