Title

The benefits of the Kyoto Protocol to developing countries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Publication Title

Environment, Development and Sustainability

Abstract

The Kyoto Protocol relies on incentive-based regulations layered underneath a global cap on net emissions of greenhouse gases. Within the Kyoto Protocol are opportunities and constraints for signatory nations. Of concern to developing nations are the constraints the Kyoto Protocol could place on future growth. We examine the constraints and the opportunities offered to developing countries within the Kyoto Protocol. By identifying the potential costs and benefits the Kyoto Protocol has to offer to developing countries and by examining the incentives each create, we hope to spark serious investigations into ways to minimize the potential costs of entering the Kyoto Protocol and take full advantage of the potential benefits. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

6

First Page

731

Comments

© 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

State

published

Last Page

743

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