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Unilateral measures and global emissions mitigation \ud

By Shurojit Chatterji, Sayantan Ghosal, Sean Walsh and John Whalley


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. \ud \u

Topics: JX, GE
Publisher: University of Warwick
Year: 2009
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