Work Package 3: Regional dimensions and inequality issues>


To date, the focus in terms of regional analyses has been placed on North-South comparisons and cooperation as to technology transfer and related funding, for instance through CDM projects. However there are a range of 'effort-sharing' issues in the context of relations between Eastern and Western industrialised countries, both within the European Union between old and new Member States, and externally in terms of the roles of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the "Stans", which need to take account of specific factors generated by the intersection of economic transition and energy trade issues. The analysis will evaluate how new climate agreements could take into account these "horizontal" East-West relations, as well as the more familiar "vertical" North-South issues.