Encouraging Developing Country Participation in a Future Climate Change Regime

Deborah Murphy, Dennis Tirpak, John Drexhage, Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun, Jean Nolet, Jo-Ellen Parry, Peter Wooders
Created: 2/28/2009 -


This paper explores how major developing economies might become effectively engaged in a post-2012 climate change regime. The paper sets out a synthesis of how an international climate deal might play out and proposes a phased approach to a safe climate to encourage deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Under this phased approach, advanced developing countries only take on commitments after 2020 if developed countries meet a collective 2017 emissions reduction goal.This paper is one of a series of three reports examining how to engage developing countries in a post-2012 climate regime. This paper is informed by the other two papers in the series, Financing Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: New Options and Mechanisms and State of the Carbon Market: How the future market can encourage developing country participation, and should be read in conjunction with those reports.

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National / Federal
Sector Addressed
Development (socioeconomic)
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Maintain adequate financial resources for adaptation
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Public health risks
Sociopolitical Setting