LSE – The Hartwell Paper – A new direction for Climate Policy

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

A major international report coordinated by the London School of Economics and Political Science offers a new direction for climate policy.  The Hartwell Paper produced by 14 authors from Asia, Europe and North America argues that a new approach is required as climate policy since the Kyoto Protocol has failed to produce any real world reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.  The authors argue that de-carbonising the energy supply for the global economy is desirable.  The paper explains the political prerequisite of energy efficiency strategies as a first step.  The Hartwell Paper supports increased investment in innovative non-carbon energy sources and funding this development with low dedicated carbon taxes.  The full paper is available for download as a PDF file in either English, French, German of Japanese.  An Executive Summary is also available.

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