January 4, 2009

A Sectoral Approach as an Option for a Post-Kyoto Framework

by Akihiro Sawa

- This paper seeks to explore the potential of sectoral approaches as a post-Kyoto framework. This paper will propose the Policy-Based Sectoral Approach, under which sectoral approaches would be employed to establish national emission targets and governments would internationally pledge the implementation of policies and measures to achieve the targets. The paper also discusses how to proceed with negotiations and what incentives would encourage developing countries to participate and how to ensure cost effectiveness.

Sawa, A. (2008). "A Sectoral Approach as an Option for a Post-Kyoto Framework." Discussion Paper 08-23, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Dec 2008.