The fizzling of the Kyoto Protocol underscores the world’s desultory response to climate change. Depressing, yes, but don’t despair completely, argues economist İnci Ötker-Robe of the International Monetary Fund. Remember smallpox? If not, that’s because every nation in the world committed to eradicating it. The same held true for the hole in the ozone layer; nations agreed to take action to avert a crisis. While this timely report offers no easy answers, getAbstract recommends it to those seeking insights into collective global risk management.
In this summary, you will learn
- What contributes to successful and failed responses to global problems and
- How incentives – both positive and negative – might nudge nations in the right direction.
About the Author
İnci Ötker-Robe is an adviser at the International Monetary Fund’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department.