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The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): A Distraction to the Kyoto Process or a Viable Alternative?

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Lawrence, PM 2007 , 'The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): A Distraction to the Kyoto Process or a Viable Alternative?' , Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 10, No. 3&4 , pp. 183-209 .

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Abstract

Given the deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions called for by scientists, accelerated
technology development and transfer is crucial to address climate change. To
date, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
have had limited success in driving technology transfer. AP6, as a collaborative
mechanism for promoting technology transfer, holds promise in bringing together
the United States and Japan with key developing countries, particularly China and
India. However, this promise is unlikely to be realized and AP6 will remain a
distraction unless injected with a massive increase in project funding. Moreover,
for the necessary rapid technology transfer to occur, both increased R & D as well
as mechanisms such as emissions trading or carbon taxes are urgently required.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lawrence, PM
Journal or Publication Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISSN: 1385-2140
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