December 5

Climate Change Agreements Evaluation

In addition, the final storage site could provide a solid basis for examining – and improving – the quality of climate policy assessments and whether the assessments are consistent or contradictory. For example, if similar criteria can be used in evaluations (for example. B “achieving objectives” or “cost-effectiveness”), they may be inconsistent in the way these criteria are applied. Therefore, a definitive storage site could help the climate assessment community assess existing assessment practices and, where possible and appropriately, coordinate them. CAG Consultants led the evaluation of the second climate change agreement program on behalf of BEIS, in partnership with Winning Moves, University College London and Cambridge Econometrics with Verco and Strategy Development Solutions. This was a complex theoretical analysis, with microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, as well as qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of CCA schematic data. Chart 3 shows that most of the evaluations were commissioned by the government. Footnote 8 The second largest number of evaluations does not fall into one of the categories listed, i.e. others. This category may include all assessments for which the adjudicating entities could not be identified.

NGOs may have been under-represented in the sample because of eligibility criteria. For example, some ex post evaluations for internal purposes may have been excluded from the sample. Evaluations can be considered in several categories, so the sum of each category can exceed the number of 236 evaluations. Looking at specific legal systems, the share of the energy sector is particularly high in the United Kingdom and Germany (Figure 5). The footnote 10 is remarkable: in our sample, the assessments carried out at EU level roughly reflect the cross-sectoral distribution of actual emissions, footnote 11, while Greek assessments focus mainly on the energy sector. The review of current agreements takes several forms. Some (z.B. Depledge, 2000) provide detailed commentary on existing agreements to interpret legal language and allow for a better understanding of their historical rejections. In this way, they provide insights into how future agreements could be developed.

Other studies assess the impact of the emission reductions required by the Kyoto Protocol on global GHG concentrations and conclude that, although the effect is small at present (Manne and Richels, 1999), it may be significant in the future, as the current emission reductions provide the conditions for a future reduction effort, which would not otherwise have been the case (H-hne and Blok , 2006). Some researchers (for example.B.

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