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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1995
OF GENERAL INTEREST: INTERNATIONAL POLICY
"Framework Convention on Climate Change: The First Conference of the
Parties," S. Oberthür, H. Ott (Wuppertal Inst., Döppersburg 19,
D-42103 Wuppertal, Ger.), Environ. Policy & Law, 25 (4-5),
144 ff., 1995.
An extensive analysis of the developments on the convention from Rio to
Berlin, the outcomes of the Berlin meeting, and the constraints and
opportunities for the Third Conference of Parties in Kyoto/Tokyo. Takes a mildly
positive view of the decisions made, especially because further negotiations
were relegated to an ad hoc working group operating on a tight schedule.
Analyzes possible winning coalitions, the advantages of a binding target
approach, and some options for the upcoming negotiations. (Similar material is
published by the authors as "Stand und Perspektiven der internationalen
Klimapolitik," Intl. Politik und Gesellschaft (Intl. Politics
and Society), No. 4, 1995.)
"The Choice of Policy Instruments for the Control of Carbon Dioxide
Emissions," Z.X. Zhang (Dept. Gen. Econ., Landbouw Univ., POB 8130, 6700 EW
Wageningen, Neth.), H. Folmer, Intereconomics, 30(3), 133-142,
An overview and analysis of options including command-and-control, energy
taxes, carbon taxes and tradeable carbon permits, with emphasis on the economic
instruments. Gives a number of detailed conclusions regarding the application,
relative effectiveness, and impacts of these approaches.
"Climate Treaty and Equity," S. Dunn (U.S. Climate Action
Network, 1350 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005), Nature, 376(6538),
290, July 27, 1995.
Corrects and clarifies points made in an earlier editorial concerning treaty
requirements for poor countries.
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