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International Environment: Experts' Observations on Enhancing Compliance With a Climate Change Agreement

RCED-99-248 Published: Aug 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified issues that could enhance compliance with the Kyoto Protocol or any climate change agreement, focusing on the: (1) clarity of the protocol's goals and procedures; (2) use of incentives that encourage compliance to supplement punitive measures to punish noncompliance; and (3) role of environmental and industry groups.

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