The goal of keeping climate change to manageable levels (e.g. limiting global average temperature increase to less than 2°-3°C compared to pre-industrial levels) cannot be achieved by a single country. Global action and cooperation are necessary, yet some countries, in both the developed and developing world, have been reluctant to adopt binding emission reduction commitments. Limited participation in climate change policy agreements vitiates the effectiveness of actions taken by countries implementing emission reductions, and it magnifies the global costs of climate stabilization. Starting from the current debate on the design of mechanisms to enhance participation in climate control cooperative efforts, this workshop aims to bring a broad audience of selected international researchers working in this field, albeit from different perspectives. A diversity of viewpoints will promote the exchange of recent research and may lead to concrete policy proposals, as well as opportunities for subsequent collaboration.

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