From the Paris Agreement to a Low-Carbon Bretton Woods

Rationale for the Establishment of a Mitigation Alliance

  • Michele Stua

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Axel Michaelowa
    Pages 1-6
  3. Foundation of the Mitigation Alliance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Colin Nolden, Michele Stua
      Pages 9-30
  4. Architecture of the Mitigation Alliance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Michele Stua, Michele Coulon
      Pages 69-84
  5. Effects of the Mitigation Alliance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Michele Stua
      Pages 203-209
  6. Michele Stua
    Pages 211-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-239

About this book


This book investigates the existing and possible links between the concept of a Carbon Club and the Paris Agreement. In doing so the book defines those criteria that may lead to an effective establishment of a Carbon Club acting within the mandate of the Paris Agreement and identifies the key questions that such an option may help to tackle:
  • Which low-carbon pathways are compatible with the new temperature targets set by the Paris Agreement?
  • Can new entities like the Carbon Club have a decisive role in guaranteeing the alignment of the aggregate mitigating actions with the global objectives identified within the Paris Agreement?
  • What role will be played by market and non-market approaches within the proposed framework?
  • How can economic, social, and environmental sustainability be ensured during the implementation of the Agreement?
  • How can justice and equity be encouraged between the Parties and all the involved actors as required by the Agreement?
  • Which instruments can be designed and adopted to provide the expected degree of transparency for the new system?

To respond to these questions the book adopts a holistic approach, able to emphasize the strong interrelations. The book discusses the opportunity to develop a Carbon Club within the Article 6 framework, and provides a feasible roadmap for its means of implementation, rules and governance structure. The final result is a feasible policy proposal that takes into account all the key issues introduced by the questions, and draws a roadmap towards a 'low-carbon Bretton Woods’.   


Paris Agreement and the Carbon Club Systemic innovation and carbon assets Low carbon transitions Greenhouse gas emissions reduction Durable strategy for climate change combat

Authors and affiliations

  • Michele Stua
    • 1
  1. 1.C+3C Sistemi e Strategie srlVeneziaItaly

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