Rebuilding the Environmental Balance
Conference for Climate Change
Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
Raising International Climate Finance
Does Global Governance Ensure That the Global Public Interest Is Served?
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Rethinking Global Governance
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
Proposals for a New World Governance
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Declaration of Nyéléni
The Bamako Appeal
Final Declaration of the Sixth World Parliamentary Forum - Caracas 2006
Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
Education International’s Response to the Global Monitoring Report 2006 on "Literacy for Life"
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
The reduction of pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions is a truly global issue. The world today faces a patchwork of legislations, NGOs, profit-making stakeholders, and other players with varied foci and interests. In particular, most of the current governance concepts in use lack transparency to the end users or consumers as well as an international profile, and also do not associate the political objectives with concrete implementation measurements.
To face this, the World Team A of the Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance has developed a truly global approach by proposing the International Emissions Organization (IEO). Complementary to current legislation and regulation, the IEO would need to be equipped with a number of tools, powers, governance mechanisms, and incentives. These include:
internationally standardized pollution grading to measure emissions at the national level and labeling of consumer products to increase transparency;
linkage with WTO sanction mechanisms to exclude non-compliant products from international trade;
economic and diplomatic incentives to member countries;
financial support for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and R&D in pollution-reduction technologies;
acting as a forum of interaction with NGOs and international public opinion.
The IEO would be founded on the basis of the Kyoto Protocol doctrine but would take emission-reduction objectives further, into a more operational perspective, by including binding institutional governance rules for dispute settlement, membership, and so forth. It is to be expected that high-profile non-member countries of the Kyoto Protocol will be incited to become a member through the influence of the IEO and its links to the WTO. The environment of the earth urgently needs an irrevocable commitment in greenhouse-gas emissions policies.
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