IGES has published the hottest journal on the Kyoto Protocol Reaching out to policy-makers in the world just before COP 10

11 November, 2004
IGES - Institute for Global Environmental Strategies- is pleased to announce its new publication, a special-featured issue of IRES*1 on the Kyoto Protocol: its development, implications and the future. After 7 years of
negotiations, the Kyoto Protocol will finally come into effect in February 2005 with Russia's ratification. This IRES issue is a new and interesting journal on Kyoto issues, containing the latest analyses and future forecasts
by experts from all over the world.

Leading thinkers in the climate policy arena, such as Michael Grubb, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, and Michael Zammit Cutajar, Former Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), give their views and assessments on the Kyoto Protocol and its future implications in this issue. Country views from many experts, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, China, India, Australia, and Japan, are also provided. Their perspectives vary widely, such as on the value and effects of the Kyoto Protocol, its barriers, its status in the context of domestic policies, and the possibilities of the post-Kyoto regime.

*1: IRES (International Review for Environmental Strategies) is a biannual academic journal published by IGES, focusing on environmental policies.

Price: US$20 (JPY 2,200) including postage.
Abstracts of each article are available online.

IGES Side Event during COP10 featuring the Kyoto Protocol to be scheduled:
Tentative Title: Assessment of the Kyoto Protocol and its future implications
Date & Time: 13 December, 2004 13:30 - 15:30

Akiko Sato, Publication Officer, IGES
Tel: +81 46-855-3728
Fax: +81 46-855-3739

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