|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||How to Proceed After Copenhagen|
greenhouse gas emissions
|Citation:||Kunnas J (2011) How to Proceed After Copenhagen, Electronic Green Journal, 1 (31).|
|Abstract:||In this paper, I bring forth a proposal on how to proceed with the Climate Negotiations after the meager results of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2009 in Copenhagen. I argue that splitting continued negotiations into two separate blocks could both save time and make it more likely to ultimately reach a comprehensive treaty in Mexico City in December 2010. The first block would deal with historical emissions of greenhouse gases including a mutual debt cancellation: developed countries carbon debts vs. developing countries conventional monetary debts. The second block would deal with future emissions and how to finance adaption to climate change. Following the polluter pays-principle, I argue that the funds should be collected in proportion to the responsibility for proceeding climate change and redistributed in proportion to the needs for adaption.|
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