Jared E on September 14th, 2009

One big bag of hurt.

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Grace Lange on September 14th, 2009

In the past, we’ve seen a correlation between more economic development, more energy use, and more emissions of green house gasses. “The challenge of addressing climate change is to break the link between economic development and greenhouse gas emissions” (Uniting on Climate Change, UNFCCC 2007). The key here to curbing the impacts of climate change […]

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ramosj on September 14th, 2009

Flexibility is the ability to bend without breaking. Some need this flexibility in order to be able to comply with regulations or standards. Others abuse of this flexibility, bending things to the point of breakage. The question that lies on the table is whether “flexible mechanisms” should be including in the next protocol.

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Andrea Dominguez on September 14th, 2009

Have we ever had the option of being inflexible? Given the present reality of emission goals and the announcement by certain countries that they will have difficulty reaching their emission reduction goals if at all (Japan and Canada), I think it is safe to say that flexibility mechanisms will be an necessary part of any […]

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Kelly Rogers on September 13th, 2009

  According to the May 30, 2008 CRS Report for Congress regarding the Kyoto Protocol, the Protocol’s “flexible mechanisms” provision is one of the key areas of debate. In his book Kyoto2, author Oliver Tickell provides a strong case against the presence of flexible mechanisms in international climate policy, particularly focusing on the “most important […]

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