by David G. Victor
- This essay offers a new strategy for engaging the developing countries in global climate change control. The author first shows that the conventional strategies for engaging developing countries are unlikely to have much impact. Second, he shows that there are many large policy shifts that are in these countries’ interests and which also, fortuitously, reduce warming gases. Third, he offers a design for the institutions that could facilitate this deal-oriented approach to engaging the reluctant nations. The model presented in this paper is based heavily on accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Victor, D.G. (2008). "Climate Accession Deals: New Strategies for Taming Growth of Greenhouse Gases in Developing Countries." Discussion Paper 08-18, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Dec 2008.