Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

OTTAWA – January 3, 2014 – Sixth Element Sustainable Management, a “boutique” consulting firm specializing in executive management services for investors, inventors, and entrepreneurs in start-ups and early-stage ventures, today announced that a new book, Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol, by its Managing Director, Gerald Kutney, has been published by Routledge – Earthscan.

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto negotiations in search for an answer to the international community’s failure to act on climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship which has been pervasive throughout the Kyoto negotiations by the major players. The provocative findings of this work are that economic drivers have determined the policies of all nations. Even those nations who advocated strict emissions standards demonstrated little concern for the actual environment in their decision-making process.