Much environmental deterioration - the greenhouse effect, deleption of the ozone layer and acid rain - has an intrinsic international dimension. The lack of a supra-national authority requires that countries agree on the decision to co-operate for pollution control. Hence, negotiations on international environmental issues need to be approached through appropriate policy strategies. This book presents new and important papers which examine international environmental negotiations and agreements seeking to protect the global environment. Policy analysis is performed within a game-theoretic strategic framework.
Issues discussed include: existence, size and environmental impacts of self-enforcing agreements, the role of an arbitrator in environmental negotiations, the problems of interactions between environmental and trade and industrial polices, the influence of uncertainty on negotiations and agreements, the role of myopia of negotiators and of asymmetric interests between developed and less developed countries. This book not only presents current debates but also provides stimuli for further research.
International Environmental Negotiations will be of special interest to students, academics and professional environmentalists as well as policymakers.
Edited by Carlo Carraro, President, University of Venice, Italy and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
Contents: 1. Introduction (C. Carraro) 2. Heterogeneous International Environmental Agreements (S. Barrett) 3. Burden Sharing and Coalition Stability in Environmental Negotiations with Asymmetric Countries (M. Botteon, C. Carraro) 4. International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: The Case of Environmental Negotiations (O. Compte, P. Jehiel) 5. R&D Cooperation and the Stability of International Environmental Agreements (C. Carraro, D. Siniscalco) 6. R&D Spillovers, Cooperation, Subsidies and International Agreements (Y. Katsoulacos) 7. International Environmental Agreements and Asymmetric Information (O. Chillemi) 8. The Interaction between International Environmental and Trade Policies (M. Le Breton, A. Soubeyran) 9. Measuring Benefits and Damages from Carbon Dioxide Emissions and International Agreements to Slow Down Greenhouse Warming (A. Xepapadeas, A. Yiannaka) 10. The Stability of International Environmental Coalitions with Farsighted Countries: Some Theoretical Observations (G. Ecchia, M. Mariotti) Index