Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 111–113 | Cite as

Stimulating a 2015 Climate Deal: governance of low-carbon technology transfer

  • Norichika Kanie
  • Shunsuke Managi
Introduction Governance on Low Carbon Technology Transfer

Many uncertainties lie ahead on the path to the future institutional architecture to tackle the problem of climate change. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), agreement for the international climate regime beyond 2020 is expected to conclude at the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris, but the form of the regime remains unclear, as the experience of another COP with huge expectations—Copenhagen COP15—showed us. While some people argue that Copenhagen was a symbolic milestone in changing the course of actions on climate change—from the internationally-coordinated target and time table approach to nationally-pledged target and review approach—others argue that Copenhagen represents a process failure or management mistakes and that there are still ways for the former approach to work.

Under such conditions, there are still ways to fill the gap between what should be done to prevent a dangerous level of climate change and the current level of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  4. 4.Institute for Global Environmental StrategiesHayamaJapan

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