Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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January 28, 2009 - News

PESD releases new working paper on "climate accession deals"

A major dimension of effective international cooperation on climate change will be to more successfully engage developing countries in curbing greenhouse gases. The carrots and sticks that have been used for compliance under the current international affairs regime have not given good prospects for the reduction of CO2. This is largely because of the mis-alignment of countries' interests and capabilities. Victor provides an innovative scenario on designing a new institutional framework that would engage developing countries based on current accession protocols used in international economic institutions such as the WTO, OECD, and IMF.




Topics: Climate change | World Trade Organization