No. 226. National Commitments, Compliance and the Future of the Kyoto Protocol Cover Image

No. 226. National Commitments, Compliance and the Future of the Kyoto Protocol
No. 226. National Commitments, Compliance and the Future of the Kyoto Protocol

Author(s): Noriko Fujiwara, Diarmuid Torney
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Physical Geopgraphy, International relations/trade, Human Ecology
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: National Commitments; Compliance; Future of the Kyoto Protocol; UN climate change;
Summary/Abstract: Among the many unresolved issues on the agenda of the forthcoming UN climate change negotiations in Cancún is the issue of what will happen to the Kyoto Protocol, since at present, there will be no targets for green house (GHG) emissions from developed countries under the Protocol beyond 2012. To illuminate this aspect of the Protocol, this Policy Brief looks closer at the nature of the commitments and the compliance regime under the Kyoto Protocol. We argue that the compliance regime of the Protocol is not as robust as many of the Protocol’s supporters might think.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English