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Creating a More Flexible Architecture for Climate Change Governance
Dan Bodansky
Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development
Richard B. Stewart et al. eds., NYU Press 2009
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Everyone wants to learn from history, so as not to repeat it. But what are the lessons of the Kyoto Protocol? Although opinions differ widely, a growing consensus accepts the need for greater flexibility in a new climate change agreement. This short essay argues that a more flexible architecture is a necessary, though not sufficient condition, for agreement in Copenhagen, and briefly discusses how flexibility is reflected in recent proposals by the US and Australia.
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