Climate Regime Beyond 2012 "Incentives for Global Participation"

Policy Report
Climate Regime Beyond 2012 "Incentives for Global Participation"

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Institute for
Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan have jointly initiated a research
project to propose a comprehensive framework for global climate regime beyond the
first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. It is a three-year project from April
2003 to March 2006 and is funded by the Global Environment Research Fund of the
Japanese Ministry of the Environment.

The booklet summarizes current research interests and activities undertaken by
various members of the project. As the project has just started, no firm conclusions have
been reached yet. The primary purpose is to provide readers with the basic idea of this
project. Each report included here deals with INCENTIVES for participation in the
future climate regime. Outcome of each study will be an element of a comprehensive
climate regime to be proposed at the end of this project. For further information, the
readers are advised to visit our website or contact core team members listed below.