February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
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Archives of the
IEA Workshop on Policies and Measures to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from Energy (JUNE 1999)
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
In an April press release, the International Energy Agency summarized an
international workshop it held on Apr. 15-16, 1999, to exchange
experiences in the design and implementation of policies and measures
aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from energy poduction and use.
Countries have adopted a wide range of policies that can reduce
greenhouse-gas emissions: energy efficiency programs, restructuring and
liberalization of energy markets, fostering renewable-energy sources,
negotiated agreements with industry, and economic instruments (e.g., taxes
and tradable permits). Key points made at the workshop include
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- The challenges faced by different countries are similar, and
countries can benefit from information exchange on policies and
- The gap between the present situation and Kyoto objectives requires
new domestic policies and measures in the energy sector.
- The distinction between economic instruments and regulatory
approaches is artificial; both are needed.
- Economic instruments, such as taxes, must account for social and
- CO2 emissions from transport are growing rapidly, and few policies
have had any significant impact on this trend; policies addressing
transport emissions must change behavior as well as technology.
Index of Abbreviations