What Hope for Climate Multilateralism?

Kahr, Fritz and David Roland-Holst.

from ARE Update Vol. 11, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2008

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It is increasingly clear that significant global warming cannot be averted without a multilateral initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, global consensus is deadlocked between high-income countries, responsible for the majority of the stock of emissions, and low-income countries whose industrialization contributes significantly to current and expected future greenhouse gas flows. Because of the intrinsic linkage between carbon technologies and living standards, an underlying equity problem confounds the prospects for reconciling North and South.


Climate change policy, global warming, developing countries


Kahr, Fritz and David Roland-Holst. 2008. "What Hope for Climate Multilateralism?" ARE Update 11(3): 1-3. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.