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The Resource The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming, David G. Victor

The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming, David G. Victor

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The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming
Title
The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming
Statement of responsibility
David G. Victor
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Global warming continues to dominate environmental news as legislatures worldwide grapple with the process of ratification of the December 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The collapse of the November 2000 conference at the Hague showed clearly how difficult it will be to bring the Kyoto treaty into force. Yet most politicians, policymakers, and analysts hailed it as a vital first step in slowing greenhouse warming. David Victor was not among them. In this clear and cogent book. Victor explains why the Kyoto Protocol is unlikely to enter into force and how its failure will offer the opportunity to establish a more realistic alternative
  • Kyoto's fatal flaw, Victor argues, is that it can work only if emission trading works. The Protocol requires industrialized nations to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases to specific targets. Crucially, the Protocol also provides for so-called "emission trading." whereby nations could offset the need for rapid cuts in their own emissions by buying emission credits from other countries. But starting this trading system would require creating emission permits worth two trillion dollars -- the largest single invention of assets by voluntary international treaty in world history. Even if it were politically possible to distribute such astronomical sums, the Protocol does not provide for adequate monitoring and enforcement of these new property rights. Nor does it offer an achievable plan for allocating new permits, which would be essential if the system were expanded to include developing countries
  • The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol -- which Victor views as inevitable -- will provide the political space to rethink strategy. Better alternatives would focus on policies that control emissions, such as emission taxes. Though economically sensible, however, a pure tax approach is impossible to monitor in practice. Thus, the author proposes a hybrid in which governments set targets for both emission quantities and tax levels. This offers the important advantages of both emission trading and taxes without the debilitating drawbacks of each
  • Individuals at all levels of environmental science, economics, public policy, and polities -- from students to professionals -- and anyone else hoping to participate in the debate over how to slow global warming will want to read this book
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DLC
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Victor, David G
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
V53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Council on Foreign Relations
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  • Global warming
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
Label
The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming, David G. Victor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 55.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Rethinking the Architecture
  • p. 75.
  • Chapter 5.
  • After Kyoto: What Next?
  • p. 109.
  • Appendix.
  • The
  • Causes and Effects of Global Warming: A Brief Survey of the Science
  • Chapter 1.
  • p. 117
  • Crisis and Opportunity
  • p. 3.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Kyoto's Fantasyland: Allocating the Atmosphere
  • p. 25.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Monitoring and Enforcement
Control code
45202121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780691088709
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00051633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the struggle to slow global warming, David G. Victor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 55.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Rethinking the Architecture
  • p. 75.
  • Chapter 5.
  • After Kyoto: What Next?
  • p. 109.
  • Appendix.
  • The
  • Causes and Effects of Global Warming: A Brief Survey of the Science
  • Chapter 1.
  • p. 117
  • Crisis and Opportunity
  • p. 3.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Kyoto's Fantasyland: Allocating the Atmosphere
  • p. 25.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Monitoring and Enforcement
Control code
45202121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780691088709
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00051633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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