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Encouraging Developing Country Participation in a Future Climate Change Regime

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Encouraging Developing Country Participation in a Future Climate Change Regime

This paper explores how major developing economies might become effectively engaged in a post-2012 climate change regime. The paper sets out a synthesis of how an international climate deal might play out and proposes a phased approach to a safe climate to encourage deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Under this phased approach, advanced developing countries only take on commitments after 2020 if developed countries meet a collective 2017 emissions reduction goal.

This paper is one of a series of three reports examining how to engage developing countries in a post-2012 climate regime. This paper is informed by the other two papers in the series, Financing Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: New Options and Mechanisms and State of the Carbon Market: How the future market can encourage developing country participation, and should be read in conjunction with those reports.