Cambridge, MA (July 5, 2007)- Harvard University began a two-year, $750,000 project to develop a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gases warming the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere. The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements will draw on business, government and academic leaders, as well as advocacy groups, to create a plan to replace Kyoto, according to a statement issued by the school.
“The initiative aims to develop a scientifically sound, economically rational and politically pragmatic plan to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. That is doable – these are not mutually exclusive categories,” said Robert Stavins, a professor of business and government at Harvard. “We can’t just renew Kyoto, because Kyoto is doing nothing about the problem,” Stavins said.