This the latest and most ambitious of our “country reports.” Published in October 2008, it contains a detailed analysis of the EU’s climate policy, as well as concrete proposals for moving forward into a principle-based climate regime that might actually work. Download Report as PDF [Read more…]
Also in October of 2008, EcoFys was commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Foundation to do a study of the GDRs framework. It was written by Niklas Höhne und Sara Moltmann, and it is interesting reading. The study is entitled Distribution of emission allowances under Greenhouse Development Right and other effort sharing approaches.
The first complete Greenhouse Development Rights country report was done for Sweden in June of 2008. The English version is called Sweden’s Leadership in a Climate Constrained World. This report was referenced by the two top Green Party candidates for the European Parliament in a newspaper article.
Squaring the Climate Circle: A New Politics of Solidarity Can Heal a Divided Planet, by Tom Athanasiou, begins on page 16 of Bad Deal for the Planet: Why Carbon Offsets Aren’t Working… and How to Create a Fair Global Climate Accord, a new report by International Rivers that also includes Patrick McCully’s critique of the Clean Development Mechanism: The Great Offset Swindle: How Carbon Credits are Gutting the Kyoto Protocol, and Why they Must be Scrapped (Page 2 of Bad Deal for the Planet). The two essays go together quite nicely.