The Annex I Expert Group has assessed a wide range of policies and measures for greenhouse gas mitigation in 1997 under the project: Policies and Measures for Common Action. The analytical framework for the series of working papers prepared under this project covers a wide range of issues, including greenhouse gas mitigation potential, cost, broader economic effects, political feasibility, implementation requirements (administrative, institutional and political), possible impacts on non Annex I countries, and potential for common action.
The working papers (see below), analyse a wide range of measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport, energy supply, energy demand, agriculture, and for enhancing sinks in land-use change and forestry. Many different types of measures are covered, including economic instruments (carbon/energy taxes, tradeable permits, and full cost pricing), market and subsidy reform, voluntary agreements, and energy efficiency standards.
Four broad messages emerge from these working papers:
Agriculture and Forestry
Countries with Economies in Transition
Culture, Choice and Technology
Energy Market Reform