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Main Title Beyond Kyoto - A New Global Climate Certificate System Continuing Kyoto Commitments or a Global 'Cap and Trade' Scheme for a Sustainable Climate Policy? / [electronic resource] :
Author Wicke, Lutz.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
ISBN 9783540268635
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Climatic changes ; Environmental law ; Environmental toxicology ; Environmental protection ; Environmental economics
Internet Access
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Collation XXXII, 320 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
A Clear-Cut and Quantified Criterion for a Successful Global Climate Policy -- A Comprehensive Standard System for Evaluating the Prospect of Success of Different Climate Protection Systems -- Evaluation of the Existing Kyoto System and the Most Important Incremental Evolution Proposals to Reach EU's Minimum Target for Climate Sustainability -- Structural Regime Change in the Kyoto/UNFCCC System Through Price or 'Cap and Trade' Incentive Systems for Climate Sustainability -- The Basic Concept of an Application-Orientated Global Climate Certificate System, GCCS (Eight Elements) and Its More Detailed Assessment -- Implementation of GCCS: Administrative and Other Aspects of GCCS' Eight Basic Elements in More Detail -- The GCCS - An Overview of the Global Climate Certificate System -- GCCS-Acceptability: Economic Analysis, Fairness Discussion (Per Capita Approach), Legal Feasibility, Gains and Burdens for Different Countries and Regions -- Elements of a Strategy to Implement and Enforce GCCS as an Effective Beyond-Kyoto-I Climate Protection System. This book shows how humankind can 'prevent dangerous interference with the c- mate system' without dangerous interference with the global economic system. In the two underlying studies on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Transport of i the German federal state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, the results have been elaborated through scientific evaluation of different climate protection systems and intensive developmental work on an efficient climate protection system. The results will be presented in nine chapters according to the following nine basic R&D steps: 1. Quantifying the 'ultimate climate objective' of the world community in order 'to prevent dangerous interference with the climate system,' thus achieving climate sustainability; 2. Development of a comprehensive standard system for evaluating the prospect of success for different climate protection systems; 3. Based on this scientific standard system, evaluation of the current Kyoto system and of the most important proposals for 'incremental regime evolution' of the Kyoto system. Unfortunately, it must be noted that these systems are incapable of achi- ing climate sustainability; 4. Evaluating three proposals for 'structural regime change' of the Kyoto system. Following this objective evaluation process and numeric comparison of the diff- ent proposals, 5. Description of the eight basic elements of GCCS and its in-depth 'critical asse- ment;' 6.