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
Can Civil Society Influence G8 Accountability?
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Moving Toward a New World Governance
The Water Manifesto for a New Global Contract
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Rural Areas and World Governance
A new historical moment?
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Setting up an Arbitration Tribunal on Debt: An Alternative Solution?
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Final Declaration "Linking Alternatives 2"
Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies (G05) Conference Report
Securing Common Property in a Globalizing World
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
Education International’s Response to the Global Monitoring Report 2006 on "Literacy for Life"
Structure of Global Governance: Explaining the Organizational Design of Global Rulemaking Institutions
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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