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The Potential Global And Developing Country Impacts Of Alternative Emission Cuts And Accompanying Mechanisms For The Post Copenhagen Process

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The authors report numerical simulation results using a multiyear global multi country modeling framework which they use to assess the impacts of alternative emissions cuts which will likely come under consideration for the process to follow the December 2009 UNFCCC negotiation in Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Accord sets out prior country unilateral commitments, and provides a framework for further negotiation of mutually agreed cuts. They also consider possible financial transfers under the Adaptation Fund and possible trade linked border measures against non participants. Countries are linked not only through shared impacts of global temperature change but also through trade among country subscripted goods.

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