National and Sub-national Policies and Institutions

Eswaran Somanathan, Thomas Sterner, Taishi Sugiyama, Donald Chimanikire, Navroz K. Dubash, Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, Solomone Fifita, Lawrence Goulder, Adam Jaffe, Xavier Labandeira, Shunsuke Managi, Catherine Mitchell, Juan Pablo Montero, Fei Teng, Tomasz Zylicz, Arild Angelsen, Kazumasa Aoki, Kenji Asano, Michele Betsill, Rishikesh Ram BhandaryNils-Axel Braathen, Harriet Bulkeley, Dallas Burtraw, Ann Louise Carlson, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Erik Haites, Milind Kandlikar, Frank Jotzo, Osamu Kimura, Gunnar Kohlin, Hidenori Komatsu, Andrew Marquard, Michael Mehling, Duane Muller, Luis Mundaca, Michael Pahle, Matthew Paterson, Charles Roger, Kristin Seyboth, Elisheba Spiller, Christoph von Stechow, Paul Watkiss, Harald Winkler, Bridget Woodman

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    Abstract

    Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), there has been a marked increase in national policies and legislation on climate change, however, these policies, taken together, have not yet achieved a substantial deviation in emissions from the past trend. Many baseline scenarios (those without additional policies to reduce emissions) show GHG concentrations that exceed 1000 ppm CO2eq by 2100, which is far from a concentration with a likely probability of maintaining temperature increases below 2 °C this century. Mitigation scenarios suggest that a wide range of environmentally effective policies could be enacted that would be consistent with such goals. This chapter assesses national and subnational policies and institutions to mitigate climate change in this context. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of various mitigation policy instruments and policy packages and how they may interact either positively or negatively. Sector-specific policies are assessed in greater detail in the individual sector chapters (7–12).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClimate change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
    Editors Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, et al
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages1141-1206
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781107058217
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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