The boomerang effect Overview and implications for climate governance

Swatuk, Larry A and Wirkus, Lars and Krampe, Florian and Thomas, Bejoy K and Batista da Silva, Luis Paulo (2018) The boomerang effect Overview and implications for climate governance. In: Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences for Resource Insecurity. Routledge, London, pp. 1-19. ISBN 978-1-138-55609-6

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The world is ramping up its actions towards combating human-induced climate change. Through the COP processes, national governments have committed to a wide variety of mitigation and adaptation actions through their NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) to emissions reduction. While actions are to be primarily taken at national level, it is made clear that ‘parties may use internationally transferred mitigation outcomes to achieve NDCs’ (Article 6 of the Paris Agreement). This opens a path for such things as carbon-market development, biofuels production and other forms of green energy and green economy development. How these will all be measured and evaluated is rather opaque. It is clear, however, that developing countries, particularly those most vulnerable to climate change, are least able to design, implement, monitor and evaluate climate action interventions. Billions of dollars are to be made available for these actions through mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF ); and billions more are likely to be generated through largely artificially devised carbon markets.

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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 11:41
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