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


September 21, 2005 - News

Science publishes PESD policy brief, "A Madisonian Approach to Climate Change"

By Sarah Joy

The PESD article by David Victor, Josh House, and Sarah Joy, explains current efforts to slow and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and suggests a direction for future progress. The authors compare the six current carbon credit trading systems to the "bottom up" decentralization James Madison envisioned in the Federalist Papers. This analagous approach invites their theories for eventual globification of the effort, including US and developing country involvement.

Topics: Climate change