Unilateral measures and emissions mitigation
Chatterji, Shurojit, Ghosal, Sayantan , Walsh, Sean and Whalley, John (2012) Unilateral measures and emissions mitigation. In: The Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change, LSE, London, 13 Mar 2012 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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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. In a simple dynamic model of learning we show that single countries on their own may never get to the point of switching completely to low emission activities while a learning process with positive spillovers across nations is more likely to deliver a global switch to low emissions. We discuss the key features of a new global Intellectual Property (IP) regime that builds on, and strengthens, positive spillovers in unilateral initiatives and accelerates convergence to a global low emissions regime.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Official Date:||13 March 2012|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Version or Related Resource:||Chatterji, Shurojit, et al. (2010). Unilateral measures and emissions mitigation. In: Royal Economic Society 2010 Conference. University of Surrey, 29 Mar 2012.|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||The Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change|
|Type of Event:||Workshop|
|Location of Event:||LSE, London|
|Date(s) of Event:||13 Mar 2012|
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