Discussion Point

Andrei Marcu, from the Centre for European Policy Studies, on ‘Taking stock after the Warsaw COP’
December 11, 2013

Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Carbon Market Forum, considers the outcomes of the recent international negotiations through the lens of three key questions:

i) Are the targets adequate and how do we reach environmentally adequate targets?

ii) Can one understand and compare what other Parties are promising to do to ensure that the level of effort is comparable and equitable, and that companies are not asked to do more than their competitors in other jurisdictions? Is there comparability and equity in the eyes of the beholder?

iii) Do we understand what tools each country uses (what is available, what one gets as support) to ensure that no one country (and its companies) gets an easier ride or competitive advantage in meeting the commitment/promises that countries make?

Download the full article here: ACM-After-Warsaw.pdf

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