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    DescriptionSince the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1997, the negotiation of policy responses to climate change has become an area of major research. This authoritative volume sets out the main debates and processes of joint implementation - bilateral or multilateral investments in greenhouse gas emission reduction or sequestration - and explores the issues involved in constructing an appropriate institutional framework. It examines the key economic, environmental, social and ethical impacts, and assesses the operational design of the flexibility mechanisms of joint implementation, including emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism. An approach is developed in which streamlined assessment procedures are combined with institutional safeguards in order to balance the demand for practical mechanisms with the environmental objectives of the Protocol. The book provides detailed case studies of energy sector investment in Eastern European host countries.


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    Title
    Flexibility in Global Climate Policy
    Subtitle
    Beyond Joint Implementation
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tim Jackson, Edited by Katie Begg, Edited by Stuart Parkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853837050
    ISBN 10: 1853837059
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: KCN
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, NAT036000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RNPG
    BISAC V2.8: POL028000, POL011000
    DC21: 363.73874
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 363.738/75526, 363.73875526
    LC classification: QC981.8.C5 F455 2001
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Earthscan Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the School of Engineering in the Environment, University of Surrey. Katie Begg and Stuart Parkinson are Research Fellows at the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey.
    Review quote
    'It provides structure to the often fuzzy discussion on joint implementation mechanisms. It shows how things can be applied in practice. It transcends generalities by providing in-depth discussions of concepts, evaluation procedures, and scientific uncertainty.' Luc Hens, Human Ecology Department, Free University Brussels.
    Table of contents
    Preface * Beyond Joint Implementation: an Overview and Summary of the Argument * The Language of Flexibility: Operational Forms of Joint Implementation * Objectives of Joint Implementation: Towards a Multicriteria Evaluation Framework * The Baseline Question: Dealing with the Problem of Counterfactuality * Case Study Projects * Environmental ad Social Aspects of Joint Implementation: Methodologies and Case Study Results * Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis: Methodology and Case Study Results * Measures for Managing Flexibility: Dealing with Complexity and Uncertainty * Evaluating Joint Implementation Options: an Illustrative Analysis * Appendix 1: Analysis of Crediting Regimes * Notes * References * Index