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Energy, Climate and the Environment

Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets

Transition to a New Era

Authors: Rosenzweig, Richard H.

  • Provides a practitioner’s perspective of the failure of climate change policies to slow global greenhouse gas emissions and the performance of carbon markets
  • Explores the practical and the political reasons for the failure of climate change policies
  • Offers recommendations for future US and international policy around the role of technology, regulation and markets
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About this book

In this book, Richard Rosenzweig, describes the policies proposed and adopted in the first generation of climate change policy-making including the Kyoto Protocol and the carbon markets and assesses their failure to halt the increases of rising emissions of greenhouse gases. Carefully structured throughout, each chapter demonstrate how the first generation of policies failed because they were top down, overly ambitious and complex. The author uses the lessons drawn from this analysis to recommend more modest, targeted policies, arguing that they will be more successful in fighting climate change in the new era of policy-making.
An invaluable reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in taking relevant courses in Environmental Policy, Law and Business. This book will also be a useful overview for researchers working in the field as well as those working in government and policy.

About the authors

Richard Rosenzweig has extensive experience in climate change policy and carbon markets. In Government, Mr. Rosenzweig participated in the formulation of climate policy as U.S. Department of Energy Chief of Staff from 1993-1996. In business, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Natsource, the world’s largest buyer of carbon credits through 2007 according to independent research.

Reviews

“Rich Rosenzweig has written three very useful books in one: a concise history of international climate governance and carbon markets, an eyewitness account from a major player who helped make that history, and a sharp analysis of what didn’t work and what maybe can work going forward. Rosenzweig cuts through the abstractions to the practical reality of climate protection: moving the planet’s energy system to zero carbon sources in the next several decades.  His recommendations, calling for a pragmatic portfolio of policies that will actually work rather than an elegant monolithic, top-down policy or market structure, will serve the debate well. Even long time veterans of the climate issue will learn a lot, and have their thinking challenged.” (Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force)

“Based on his experience in government and success as COO of a leading carbon market company, Rich Rosenzweig provides insights into what worked and failed in the effort to address climate change. His description of policy-makers and negotiators attempts to create the carbon markets and analysis of their performance is long overdue.  As the CEO of an entrepreneurial firm that deployed over $1billion in the markets, I agree with Rich’s assessment and there future role. His recommendation for going forward will outrage many; but leave those of us who were there nodding our heads in agreement.”  (Jack Cogen, Founder and Former CEO, Natsource)

“Mr. Rosenzweig has done an erudite and masterful job of capturing the complexities and challenges of the policy responses of governments around the world as they grappled with the most important, daunting and vexing environmental issue ever to face the people of Earth.  He delivers a comprehensive summary of 25+ years of policy deliberations and approaches tried both domestically and internationally, with a candid assessment of the successes and failures.  These highly valuable historical insights inform his sage policy recommendations.  Global policymakers at all levels of government would be well served to study the author’s conclusions and follow his guidance.” (Dale E. Heydlauff, Vice President-Corporate Communications, American Electric Power)

“Rich Rosenzweig has provided a comprehensive and insightful history of climate policy development, both within national borders and globally through the UNFCCC.  But the best value comes at the end, where that insight has been used to offer recommendations for the future, particularly as policy makers look towards implementation of the Paris Agreement.” (David Hone, oil and gas industry writer, author of “Putting the Genie Back” and formerly Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rosenzweig, Richard H.

    Pages 1-9

  • Climate Change Policies of the Clinton Administration

    Rosenzweig, Richard H.

    Pages 11-45

  • The US Says No While the Carbon Market Moves Forward

    Rosenzweig, Richard H.

    Pages 47-90

  • The End of Climate Change 1.0 Internationally

    Rosenzweig, Richard H.

    Pages 91-152

  • The End of Climate Change 1.0 in the US

    Rosenzweig, Richard H.

    Pages 153-209

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56051-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56050-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets
Book Subtitle
Transition to a New Era
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56051-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56051-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56050-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 322
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