“Towards a workable and effective climate regime” edited by Scott Barrett, Carlo Carraro and Jaime De Melo, CEPR Press and FERDI eBook
Time is running short for the health of our Planet. Will Paris succeed in providing at least a foundation upon which the world can build effective collective action? We have learned from the Kyoto Protocol that three elements are crucial. First, the treaty must encourage and promote full participation by countries. Second, the treaty must demand that parties change their behaviour substantially. Third, the treaty must provide parties with an incentive to comply with the obligations they have pledged to fulfil. A few days before the launch of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, the eBook “Towards a workable and effective climate regime” edited by Scott Barrett (Columbia University), Carlo Carraro (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) and Jaime De Melo (University of Geneva), collects the personal views of key contributors on what can/should be done to lay the ground for a workable and effective climate agreement.