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The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): A Distraction to the Kyoto Process or a Viable Alternative?

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Lawrence, PM, The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): A Distraction to the Kyoto Process or a Viable Alternative?, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10, (3&4) pp. 183-210. ISSN 1385-2140 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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Australian Centre for Environmental Law Sydney 2007

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Abstract

Given the deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions called for by scientists, accelerated technology development and transfer is crucial to address climate change. To date, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol have had limited success in driving technology transfer. AP6, as a collaborative mechanism for promoting technology transfer, holds promise in bringing together the US and Japan with key developing countries, particularly China and India. However, this promise is unlikely to be realised and AP6 will remain a distraction unless injected with a massive increase in project funding. Moreover, for the necessary rapid technology transfer to occur, both increased research and development as well as mechanisms such as emissions trading or carbon taxes are urgently required.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Climate Change, Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, Kyoto Protocol, technology transfer
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Lawrence, PM (Dr Peter Lawrence)
ID Code:50500
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-04-12
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