The Global Greenhouse Regime: Who Pays? : Science, Economics and North-South Politics in the Climate Change Convention

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Peter Hayes, Kirk R. Smith
Earthscan Publications, 1993 - Political Science - 382 pages
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Effective policies to prevent global warming and climatic change are urgently required by the world community. However, international negotiations on this issue repeatedly come up against the problems of allocating responsibility for the greenhouse effect, and bearing the costs of remedying the situation.;This volume offers a multidisciplinary response to the challenge. It presents the scientific, economic and political issues and goes on to describe the policy options available. The different ways of determining responsibility for greenhouse gases and calculating obligations to pay for hazards to the environment are analyzed. The contributors examine the implications for various countries, while a concluding chapter explores climatic change negotations - what is at stake, and for whom.

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About the author (1993)

Peter Hayes is the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor in the Department of History at Northwestern University. He has written widely on German industry during the Nazi era. His books include Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era (2000) and From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich (2007).

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