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The Greenhouse Effect: Formulating A Convention


Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1990

Based on the author's experience helping to organize the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representing the United States at IPCC meetings, the report sets forth an approach to formulating a convention that is designed to gain acceptance by all the key countries. The suggested formula combines a set of initial targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions with an assessment process and a requirement that individual countries prepare national or regional strategies for addressing the problem.