About: Kyoto Protocol

Climate change 21-04-2016

After the ink has dried on the Paris Agreement

Over 100 governments are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a ceremony in New York on Friday (22 April), highlighting international support in the fight against global warming. But ratifying the deal will require more time, write Klaus Dingwerth and Jörn Richert.
Climate change 15-12-2015

Where does the road from Paris lead?

The Paris climate deal is a tremendous, historic achievement. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world has been able to agree on a common path to fight climate change, writes Jim Currie.
Climate change 02-10-2012

California’s forest protocol outpaces EU’s LULUCF plans

Where the EU has otherwise been a trendsetter in international negotiations, it is most unfortunate that even California seems to have outpaced the EU on the balanced and equal integration of developing world forests into the carbon trading framework, argue David Ellison, Hans Petersson and Mattias Lundblad.
Climate change 20-04-2012

The meaning of Europe’s energy dependency

While the EU is discussing the further steps to Europe’s 'greener economy' as a way to emerge from the financial crisis, its energy dependency on 'dirty fuels' has failed to be addressed, writes Elena Gerebizza of the Campaign for the Reform of the World Bank.
Climate change 18-04-2012

The EU must come together on the green climate fund

Lives and livelihoods in vulnerable countries hang in the balance while rich countries bicker over who will disburse climate cash, argues Wendel Trio of Climate Action Network Europe.
Development Policy 13-12-2011

A roadmap to a global legal regime for climate action

The Durban summit marked a breakthrough in introducing a new phase of international climate policy and it was the EU that paved the way for the others to follow its ambitious climate strategy, writes Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action.
Climate change 05-10-2011

Europe can save the Kyoto Protocol

Europe should maintain its leadership on climate change and maintain pressure on global partners to save the Kyoto protocol. There are really two paths for Europe, writes climate expert Wendel Trio, either to extend its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol or to move towards ending it.
Climate change 14-12-2010

Seeing REDD on climate change

A price on carbon emissions and bottom-up international cooperation is still needed in order to keep pace with global warming, writes George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute.
Climate change 19-10-2010

What have climate activists learned?

Policymakers must prioritise investment in green-energy research and development rather than forcing carbon cuts, writes Bjørn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School.
Climate change 10-05-2010

Sectoral Approaches to Climate Change: What can industry contribute?

There are a number of possible methods to include industry in sectoral approaches to tackling climate change – including participation in a consultative body based on a public-private partnership, writes Noriko Fujiwara, research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in a May special report.
Development Policy 02-12-2009

Time is up – the deadline is Copenhagen

"We have no alternative. We must handle climate change and we must do it right now. Copenhagen is the deadline. Time is up," writes former Danish Climate and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard, the EU's commissioner-designate for climate action, in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Development Policy 10-11-2009

Can Europe Lead The Copenhagen Negotiations?

The EU is simply not strong enough to push the world towards an ambitious agreement, writes Monica Frassoni, Spokesperson of the European Green Party, in a November post on Blogactiv.
Development Policy 10-09-2009

Less than 100 days to Copenhagen: Time to panic?

"It may be that the best outcome to be hoped for [...] is an agreement at [upcoming international talks on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in] Copenhagen to continue negotiations in earnest," argues Christian Egenhofer, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in a September paper.
Development Policy 08-12-2008

Pozna? marks new beginning in climate negotiations

The Pozna? climate change conference marks a turning point in that negotiators are moving up a gear "from the analytical or discussion mode to that of full negotiations," declares Noriko Fujiwara, a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in a November paper.
Development Policy 26-06-2008

Narrowing the Transatlantic Climate Divide: A Roadmap for Progress

G8 countries meeting in Hokkaido, Japan on 7-9 July should strive to bridge the gap that exists between them on proposals to tackle climate change, argues Nigel Purvis of Climate Advisers in a June 2008 policy paper for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Development Policy 15-05-2008

Reviewing the EU’s Emissions Trading System

The EU ETS has been a relative success considering the challenges it has faced and should serve as an example in the current US climate policy debate, argue Denny Ellerman and Paul Joskow in a May 2008 report for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
Development Policy 25-04-2008

Europe should beware not to antagonise US on climate change

Europeans would be well-advised to examine the US presidential candidates' climate plans rather than focus on the Bush administration, writes Stephen Boucher, co-secretary general of Notre Europe, a Paris-based think thank. 

The accountability challenge for climate diplomacy

The current climate change summit in Bali could be "a milestone towards real progress on climate change" and therefore needs to identify ways to "link the emission reductions to incentives for cleaner, alternative paths for growth", argues Alejandro Litovsky in an Open Democracy commentary.
Development Policy 09-10-2007

Climate change: a huge challenge for international diplomacy

Establishing a new international climate change regime after the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012 "will only be possible if countries like China or India" are involved, writes Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP in the October newsletter of Parliament's climate change committee.
Trade & Society 11-07-2007

Are Kyoto and WTO rules compatible?

Policymakers should take care in selecting measures to implement the Kyoto Protocol, while keeping the relevant World Trade Organization rules in mind, argue Aaron Cosbey and Richard Tarasofsky in a Chatham House report.

Analysis: The different paths to climate protection

A recent conference held by German think-tank, Ecologic, debated the best means of tackling the problem of global warming, comparing the Kyoto Protocol with other international initiatives such as AP6.
Climate change 18-09-2006

Analysis: The economic costs and ineffectiveness of the Kyoto Protocol

This paper, published by the Institut économique Molinari, gives a critical appraisal of the Kyoto protocol and the economic costs associated with it.

Pew Center Assessment of The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

This analysis by the US Pew Center on Global Climate Change discusses the background of the EU-ETS in detail and then turns to the current implementation status of the scheme to discuss the key remaining uncertainties.

Kyoto Protocol : Europe commits

On 21 October 2003, the European Parliament has approved the Commission proposal regarding a monitoring mechanism for emissions of greenhouse gases within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol.