Beyond Kyoto - A New Global Climate Certificate System

Continuing Kyoto Commitsments or a Global ´Cap and Trade´ Scheme for a Sustainable Climate Policy?

Authors: Wicke, Lutz

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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-Württemberg, 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.

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"This book shows how much humankind can ‘prevent dangerous interference with the climate system’ without dangerous interference with the global economic system. … this book is centered on the economic side of the prevention of global warming. … It is certainly a rich source of information on the economic part of the Kyoto protocol … . Recommended for critics of the Kyoto system and admirers of the global climate certificate system." (Ch. Kessler, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 15 (6), 2006)

"This book provides an interesting alternative approach to global climate change policy, and its reliance on market-based incentives is its strong suit. … Those with a sincere interest in policy proposals based on per capita allocations and emissions trading would find this manuscript of more interest." (Joseph E. Aldy, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, September, 2006)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Clear-Cut and Quantified Criterion for a Successful Global Climate Policy

    Pages 1-9

  • A Comprehensive Standard System for Evaluating the Prospect of Success of Different Climate Protection Systems

    Pages 11-25

  • Evaluation of the Existing Kyoto System and the Most Important Incremental Evolution Proposals to Reach EU’s Minimum Target for Climate Sustainability

    Pages 27-74

  • Structural Regime Change in the Kyoto/UNFCCC System Through Price or ‘Cap and Trade’ Incentive Systems for Climate Sustainability

    Pages 75-113

  • The Basic Concept of an Application-Orientated Global Climate Certificate System, GCCS (Eight Elements) and Its More Detailed Assessment

    Pages 115-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Kyoto - A New Global Climate Certificate System
Book Subtitle
Continuing Kyoto Commitsments or a Global ´Cap and Trade´ Scheme for a Sustainable Climate Policy?
Authors
Translated by
Wittgrebe, R., Dalton-Stein, H.
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26863-5
DOI
10.1007/b138215
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22482-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06131-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 320
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