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Global Sectoral Study: Final Report

May 2011 | Ned Helme, William Whitesell, Mark Houdashelt, Juan Osornio, Haibing Ma, Ashley Lowe, Thomas Polzin

The Global Sectoral Approaches study, initiated in May 2008 with support from the European Commission, was designed to provide a “proof-of-concept” of the feasibility of sectoral approaches in a post-2012 international framework for climate policy. The study initially investigated a transnational approach in which all countries face similar benchmarks, a sectoral CDM approach emphasizing carbon credits, and a bottom-up approach envisaging financial and technology assistance from advanced economies to support ambitious no-lose crediting baselines in developing countries.

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