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The Three Big Transformations: Clean Energy and Industry, Land Use, Smart Cities

In this chapter, Professor Jeffrey Sachs hones in on the three potential solutions to the large environmental challenges of the world: decarbonizing the energy system, transforming global…

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Towards COP21

This chapter discusses the path towards COP21 in Paris in December 2015. COP15 in Copenhagen was unsuccessful in reaching a new binding framework. Copenhagen set markers, such as the limit of 2…

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Natural Resources in Security and Stabilization

This chapter discusses tools linking security to natural resources and that demonstrate a range of important post-conflict environmental considerations. Post-conflict security and stabilization…

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Natural Resources in Peace Agreements

How have different peace agreements addressed natural resources? This chapter presents key lessons learned from past conflicts and discusses the role of natural resources in political negotiations…

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The Three-Tiered Structure of Mitigation Commitments

This lecture discusses the structure of the negotiations at COP21 and how they can produce a meaningful agreement to achieve the 2 degree Celsius limit on mean global temperature increase using the…

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Technology RDD&D

This chapter discusses the technology development that needs to underpin an agreement. The patent system allows the inventor of a useful new technology the exclusive right to use that new precursor…

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Basic Principles of a Global Agreement

This chapter discusses the headings that negotiations need to be attentive to to reach a fair, efficient, and meaningful agreement. The agreement has to lead to deep decarbonization to stay under the…

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Can Everybody Win? Should Everybody Win?

This chapter discusses wester everybody can win in a climate agreement, and whether everyone should win. There are divisions at the negotiating tables between rich and poor, perspectives or present…

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Achieving Large Global Goals

Negotiating climate agreements is one of the toughest challenges that humanity will face in the long-term, but can be achieved to honor the 2-degree Celsius limit through a large-scale social…

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Making an Agreement Stick

This chapter discusses the concepts of negotiations: how to have a Pareto improving outcome, how to have an efficient agreement, how to mitigate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions at a…

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