Greenprint - A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian; Aaditya Mattoo


Beleaguered by mutual recrimination between rich and poor countries, squeezed by the zero-sum arithmetic of a shrinking global carbon budget, and overtaken by shifts in economic and hence bargaining power between these countries, international cooperation on climate change has floundered. Given these three factors--which Arvind Subramanian and Aaditya Mattoo call the "narrative," "adding up," and "new world" problems--the wonder is not the current impasse; it is, rather, the belief that progress might be possible at all.

In this book, the authors argue that any chance of progress must address each of these problems in a radically different way. First, the old narrative of recrimination must cede to a narrative based on recognition of common interests. Second, leaders must shift the focus away from emissions cuts to technology generation. Third, the old "cash-for-cuts" approach must be abandoned for one that requires contributions from all countries calibrated in magnitude and form to their current level of development and future prospects.


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General Fields

  • : 9781933286679
  • : Center for Global Development
  • : February 2013
  • : .37 Inches X 5.97 Inches X 8.96 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 363.73874
  • : 150
  • : Arvind Subramanian; Aaditya Mattoo
  • : Paperback
  • : English