Sectoral Approaches in Global Warming Measures - Expectations, Expected Roles and Its Challenges.

Kenichi Wada
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The term sectoral approaches has come to be frequently used in forums for global warming negotiations, particularly on a future framework. In the intensified debate on a post-Kyoto framework, the establishment of an equitable framework embracing major greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters is sought and sectoral approaches have been discussed as a possible solution. This paper therefore seeks to study the background for the current call for sectoral approaches to analyse the different stances taken by Japan, the US and the EU towards them, thus identifying the features of various types of sectoral approaches and how the can actually function.