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Title
A strategic assessment of the Kyoto-Marrakech system [eletronic resource] : Synthesis report.

Author
Grubb, Michael
Brewer, Tom
Müller, Benito
Drexhage, John
Hamilton, Kirsty
Sukiyama, Taishi
Aiba, Takao

Electronic version available
English

Abstract
This paper summarizes the main findings from a study of strategic aspects of the international system for addressing climate change established under the Kyoto Protocol, as elaborated at Marrakech after the US withdrawal. The research
was conducted in four main parts:
• The ‘real-world’ economics of the Kyoto-Marrakech system examines how the commitments and mechanisms may operate in practice, given the likely aggregate surplus in initial allocations.
• Business participation and influences analyses the role of business in policy formation in the major industrialized countries and in the international negotiations.
• US engagement: prospects and influences examines the political and policy developments within the US that will
influence its future involvement in the international system.
• Framing future emission limitation commitments explores the factors that will influence how countries may, or may not,
engage in negotiations on future commitments.

Notes
Full text available online

Copy number
FCCC/IMP/110 E

Publisher
Royal Institute of International Affairs
Place of Publication
London
Publication date
06/06/2003
Call number
FCCC/IMP/110 E

Keywords
climate change policy
climate impacts
commitments
developing countries
Kyoto Protocol
Marrakech Accords
mechanisms
negotiation
UNFCCC