1st Edition

International Trade and Climate Change Policies

Edited By Duncan Brack Copyright 2000
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Focusing on the likely impacts on trade of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, this book examines the actual and potential conflicts between whether liberalization of trade undermines the efforts of industrialised countries to mitigate climate change. It will be essential reading for environmental economists and those engaged in international environmental relations and policy.

    List of Figures, Tables and Boxes * About the Authors * Foreword * Acknowledgements * Abbreviations and Acronyms * Summary and Conclusions * Introduction and Background * Trade Impacts of Climate Change Policies * Energy Efficiency Standards and Trade * Energy Pricing and Trade * International Taxation of Bunker Fuels * Flexibility Mechanisms and Trade * Trade Measures and the Kyoto Protocol


    Duncan Brack has been Head of the Energy and Environmental Programme (EEP) at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), Chatham House, since September 1998. His work focuses on the interaction between trade and environmental issues, particularly on multilateral environmental agreements. He is currently on a project on the growth and control of international environmental crime.

    Michael Grubb was Head of EEP from January 1993 until September 1998. He is well known for his work on the policy implications of climate change. He is adviser to a number of international organizations and studies, particularly concerning economic and policy aspects of climate change, and has been a lead author on a number of studies for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Craig Windram is the Director of E3 - Environment, Economics & Ethics - a strategic management consultancy and environmental think tank dedicated to making a business case for sustainable development. He is based in Brisbane, Australia, where he is currently working on a number of projects to commercialize alternative renewable energy technologies. He worked with EEP at RIIA for three months during 1998, focusing on climate change and trade issues.