Unilateral measures and global emissions mitigation

In this paper we discuss global climate change mitigation that builds on existing unilateral actions to deliver ever deepening emission cuts over time. A wide array of unilateral environmental measures have been documented. We discuss the rationale for such measures and argue that unilateral initiatives have the potentialto generate positive spillover e¤ects both within and across countries. Using a simple dynamic model of learning, we show how global negotiations can accelerate convergence to a global low emissions regime by building on and strengthening the positive spillovers inherent in unilateral initiatives.


Issue Date:
2009-09
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/271285
Language:
English
Total Pages:
34
JEL Codes:
Q54; F53; Q50
Series Statement:
WERP 915




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