FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro"
2010.043

Reinforcing the EU Dialogue with Developing Countries on Climate Change Mitigation


Authors: Frank Vöhringer, Alain Haurie, Dabo Guan, Maryse Labriet, Richard Loulou, Valentina Bosetti, Pryadarshi R. Shukla, Philippe Thalmann
JEL n.: Q54, Q55
Keywords: Climate Policy, Technology Transfers

Abstract

The FP6 TOCSIN project has evaluated climate change mitigation options in China and India and the conditions for strategic cooperation on research, development and demonstration (RD&D) and technology transfer with the European Union. In particular, the project investigated the strategic dimensions of RD&D cooperation and the challenge of creating incentives to encourage the participation of developing countries in post-2012 GHG emissions reduction strategies and technological cooperation. This paper summarizes the main policy-relevant results of the project, including the requests for: (I) almost immediate decisions on ambitious mitigation; (II) a strong increase in Annex I support regarding R&D spending and technology transfer; (III) a well-designed mix of instruments and targets in an effective climate deal that addresses manifold national interests and concerns.

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