Academy of Global GovernanceOne of its forthcoming events is this,
Global Regulation and New Social RisksAnd what have they to say?
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: a Prototype Global System?
One of the least noticed aspects of the European Union CO2 Emissions Trading Scheme is that it is the first multinational cap-and-trade system. The European Union provided a unifying framework in which the EU ETS could be implemented, but the European Union is a very weak federal union and all the member states remain sovereign nations. Moreover, significant differences exist among the EU member states in economic circumstance, the development of market institutions, and commitment to climate policy. Therefore, it is the more surprising that all
27 member states agreed to implement the EU ETS. As such, the EU ETS has had to confront the same problems of sovereignty and differing national circumstance that will confront a global trading regime to limit greenhouse gas emissions. This course examines the creation of the EU ETS for lessons concerning what made the EU ETS possible in Europe and what that experience suggests will be needed eventually on a broader global scale.
Or indeed this,
The Regulation of International Trade and Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate ChangeNo doubt you will be surprised to discover that all this is targetted at,
Beginning from the premise of climate change mitigation as a global public good and the existing and evolving Kyoto framework, this seminar will consider a range of issues raised by the intersection of climate mitigation policies with trade and competitiveness concerns, including “carbon leakage”, carbon markets, incentives for climate mitigation (including clean energy subsidies), carbon taxes and border adjustment for carbon emissions.
The AGG is aimed at leaders of the future: young executives and policy makers coming from a variety of different backgrounds, including EU and national public officials, elected legislators, NGO officials, executives from firms and corporations, military and police officials, (junior) academics and researchers, and diplomats.going on under the auspices of a certain J.M. Durao Barroso.
And why do military and police officials need to be involved in this?