The enforcement mechanisms of the Kyoto protocol: flawed or promising concepts?

M Finus

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Abstract

The Kyoto Protocol is praised by some scholars and criticized by others. This paper evaluates the enforcement mechanisms comprising monitoring and non-compliance procedures based on an informal game theoretic analysis. It is argued that the monitoring system has achieved an unprecedented level of sophistication. It also appears that the non-compliance procedures have achieved a remarkable quality (in particular when judged in view of past international environmental treaties) in terms of their deterrence potential and credibility, though there is room for improvement. Possibilities for improvement are outlined and possible supplemental non-compliance procedures are proposed.

LanguageEnglish
Pages13-25
Number of pages13
JournalLetters in Spatial and Resource Sciences
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2008

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In: Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008, p. 13-25.

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