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Providing Global Public GoodsManaging Globalization$
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Inge Kaul

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195157406

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195157400.001.0001

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Global Trade for Local Benefit: Financing Energy for All in Costa Rica

Global Trade for Local Benefit: Financing Energy for All in Costa Rica

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(p.516) Global Trade for Local Benefit: Financing Energy for All in Costa Rica
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Providing Global Public Goods
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René Castro

Sarah Cordero

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195157400.003.0021

While access to energy is one of the most prominent global public goods, undisciplined pursuit of energy resources can produce serious public bads in respect of environmental impact. The case of Costa Rica illustrates both the dependency and the vulnerability involved, and provides a clear example of the benefits of ‘emissions trading’, if an international regulatory agreement to be achieved.

Keywords:   Costa Rica, emissions trading, energy conservation, energy policy, global public goods

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