Post-2012 climate policy dilemmas: a review of proposals

Kuik, Onno, Aerts, Jeroen, Berkhout, Franciscus, Biermann, Frank, Bruggink, Jos, Gupta, Joyeeta and Tol, Richard S J (2008) Post-2012 climate policy dilemmas: a review of proposals. Climate Policy, 8 (3). pp. 317-336. ISSN 1469-3062

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This article assesses a wide range of alternative proposals for post-2012 international climate policy regimes. We believe that these proposals will serve as a basis for debates about how to configure post-2012 climate policy. The article characterizes and assesses the policy proposals along the lines of five key policy dilemmas. We argue that (1) many proposals have ideas on how to reduce emissions, but fewer have a solution on how to stimulate technical innovation; (2) many proposals formulate climate policy in isolation, while there are fewer proposals that try to mainstream climate policies in other policy areas; (3) many proposals advocate market-based solutions, while fewer realize that there are certain drawbacks to this solution especially at the international level; (4) most proposals have a preference for a UN-based regime, while a more fragmented regime, based on regional and sectoral arrangements may be emerging; and (5) most proposals have ideas about mitigation, but not many have creative ideas on how to integrate mitigation with adaptation. © 2008 Earthscan.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 08:46
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