Unilateral measures and global emissions mitigation
Chatterji, Shurojit, Ghosal, Sayantan , Walsh, Sean and Whalley, John (2009) Unilateral measures and global emissions mitigation. Working Paper. Economics Department, University of Warwick: University of Warwick. The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), Vol.2009 (No.915).
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In this paper we discuss global climate change mitigation that builds on existing unilateral actions to deliver ever deepening emission cuts over time. A wide array of unilateral environmental measures have been documented. We discuss the rationale for such measures and argue that unilateral initiatives have the potential to generate positive spillover e¤ects both within and across countries. Using a simple dynamic model of learning, we show how global negotiations can accelerate convergence to a global low emissions regime by building on and strengthening the positive spillovers inherent in unilateral initiatives.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JX International law
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Climate change mitigation, Unilateral acts (International law), Climatic changes -- International cooperation|
|Series Name:||The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick|
|Place of Publication:||Economics Department, University of Warwick|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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