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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9% in 2100—the equivalent of US$40 trillion a year. Developed countries continued to resist engaging on the issue and instead focused on trying to move China and other large developing countries to take on binding GHG emissions reduction obligations.