Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury, Bryce Rudyk

By Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury, Bryce Rudyk

Combating hazards of serious harm from weather switch not just calls for deep cuts in built state greenhouse gasoline emissions, yet huge, immense quantities of private and non-private funding to restrict emissions whereas selling eco-friendly development in constructing nations. whereas realization has occupied with emissions obstacles commitments and architectures, the the most important factor of what has to be performed to mobilize and govern the required monetary assets has got too little attention. In weather Finance, a number one crew of coverage specialists and students exhibits how powerful mitigation of weather swap relies on a posh mixture of public cash, deepest funding via carbon markets, and dependent incentives that go away room for constructing state ideas. This calls for subtle nationwide and international law of cap-and-trade and offset markets, woodland and effort coverage, foreign improvement investment, foreign exchange legislation, and coordinated tax policy.Thirty-six detailed coverage essays current a succinct evaluate of the rising box of weather finance, defining the problems, atmosphere the stakes, and making new and complete proposals for monetary, regulatory, and governance mechanisms that may increase political and coverage debate for a few years to return. The advanced demanding situations of weather finance will proceed to call for clean insights and artistic techniques. the guidelines during this quantity mark out beginning issues for crucial institutional and coverage options.

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The challenge for climate finance will be to accommodate these various and often conflicting demands, which will generate a plurality of financing mechanisms and market arrangements, while delivering sufficient mitigation funding through means that achieve effective climate protection and green development. 2. New Market-Based Carbon Finance Mechanisms The coming years will see the emergence of a variety of new climate finance mechanisms using international emissions trading markets to attract private investment in mitigation activities in developing countries.

Petsonk, chap. ) This limit would initially be set at a level above its current emissions levels in order to accommodate economic growth, but below BAU. The country would earn internationally tradable allowances based on the extent to which its future emissions are below the CIB limit. Through arrangements with international financial institutions and otherwise, the allowances could be leveraged, for example by using them as collateral for debt financing for NAMAs to promote higher levels of mitigation and green development.

But trade law may also have a positive influence on the design of measures to combat competitive and leakage concerns, as well as prevent protectionism in the guise of environmental measures. Climate measures will also test the limits and analytical precision of the environment-related exceptions under Art. XX of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and similar exceptions in other WTO agreements. Because the issues likely to arise are complex and novel, the impact of the multitude of trade rules on climate finance and mitigation are difficult to anticipate and address.

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