What Will It Cost

The requirements to control greenhouse gases have economically benefited some developing countries that signed the Kyoto Protocol but are not obligated by it to cut their own emissions. And they probably have meant the avoidance of some emissions that would have occurred. By official count, trading in 2006 and 2007 in emerging worldwide carbon markets—a novel mechanism that has arisen from international climate agreements—will prevent an estimated 1.5 billion tons of CO2-equivalent emissions. This is less than 2 percent of global emissions in those two years—not enough to noticeably slow the warming in progress, but possibly a start.4 In working toward the Kyoto goals, about $19.5 billion moved from industrial to devel-

Sealing the Deal to Save the Climate

Negotiating Essentials

Negotiating Essentials

Always wanted to get a better deal but didn't have the needed negotiation skills? Here are some of the best negotiation theories. The ability to negotiate is a skill which everyone should have. With the ability to negotiate you can take charge of your life, your finances and your destiny. If you feel that others are simply born with the skill to negotiate, you should know that everyone can learn this wonderful skill.

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