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