Emission reduction proposals by emerging economies

Published: 01/03/2010

The participation of emerging economies is one of the major items of discussion on a future international climate regime. Action is called for and more and more emerging economies make plans and pledges for future emission reduction, in particular around the Copenhagen climate conference of December 2009.

To give input to this discussion, this paper gives an overview on Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. It provides available historic and business-as-usual emissions between 1990 and 2020, countries’ pledges and assumptions on emission reductions due to countries’ climate change plans and comparisons of these reductions to probable allocations of emission allowances under a range of different global effort sharing approaches

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Katja Eisbrenner
Climate Strategies and Policies