February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1997
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
The UNU-TERI Protocol on Climate Change: A Blueprint for Kyoto, 67
pp., 1997, no charge (TERI).
A joint project by the U.N. University and India's Tata Energy Research
Institute, which attempts to reconcile the legitimate interests of all
parties to the FCCC, and to introduce the perspective of developing
countries. It proposes specific elements for adoption at Kyoto, such as a
first reduction target of 7-10% from 1990 levels by 2005 for all Annex I
countries, 12-20% by the year 2010 as a second target, and the use of per
capita long-term targets. Notes that researchers, governments and policy
makers must realize that Kyoto is not the end of the process.
A Summary of U.S. Positions on Climate Change, M. Toman, M. Tebo,
M. Pitcher, Oct. 1997, $10 U.S./$15 elsewhere (RFF).
Outlines the U.S. government's position, including details announced by
President Clinton Oct. 22. Discusses factors such as the seriousness of
the threat of climate change, types of domestic policy tools and their
costs, and the role of developing countries. Also reviews the positions of
groups who will have an important impact on the policy debate.
Alternative Approaches to Offsetting the Competitive Burden of a
Carbon/Energy Tax (Report No. E972), J.A. Hoerner, 34 pp., 1997, $14
Considers three approaches: (national) border tax adjustments, which
prevent firms in low tax jurisdictions from preying on energy intensive
industries in high tax jurisdictions; an energy efficiency credit; and an
investment tax credit. Also discusses alternative approaches to emissions
Reduction of CO2 Emissions: Policies and Measures for
France, Sep. 1997 (WWF-France). In French.
Prepared by the French Institute for Evaluation of Energy and
Environmental Strategies in Europe (INESTENE). Outlines steps by which
France could reduce CO2 emissions by 10% by 2005 without major
costs to industry or individuals, through changes in transport policy and
Tax Waste, Not Work, M.J. Hammond, S.J. DeCanio et al., Apr. 1997,
$13 (Redefining Progress).
A monograph from a new public policy group, that shows how changing what
we tax can lead to a stronger economy and a cleaner environment. Rather
than higher taxes overall, or a distribution in the tax burden, argues for
a way to raise federal revenue that would cut taxes on both labor and
investment income. The approach offers diverse benefits, including
environmental protection, job creation, incentives for investment, and
Secondary Benefits of Climate Control Policies: Implications for the
Global Environment Facility (GEC 96-17), R.J. Heintz, R.S. Tol, 39
pp., 1996, $9/£5 (CSERGE).
Examines ways to secure the greatest climate benefits with limited GEF
funds, focusing on secondary benefits. Uses three GEF projects as case
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