Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Contribution of Working Group III to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / Edition 1

Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Contribution of Working Group III to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / Edition 1

by James P. Bruce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568544

ISBN-13: 9780521568548

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The social costs of climate change will vary dramatically from country to country. This landmark assessment addresses the response options, applicability of cost-benefit analysis to climate change, and the costs faced by the many countries committed to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2000.

Overview

The social costs of climate change will vary dramatically from country to country. This landmark assessment addresses the response options, applicability of cost-benefit analysis to climate change, and the costs faced by the many countries committed to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568548
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Summary for policymakers; 1. Introduction: scope of the assessment; 2. Decision-making frameworks for addressing climate change; 3. Equity and social considerations; 4. Intertemporal equity, discounting and economic efficiency; 5. Applicability of techniques of cost-benefit analysis to climate change; 6. The social costs of climate change: greenhouse damage and the benefits of control; 7. A generic assessment of response options; 8. Estimating the costs of mitigating greenhouse gases; 9. A review of mitigation cost studies; 10. Integrated assessment of climate change: an overview and comparison of approaches and results; 11. An economic assessment of policy instruments for combating climate change.

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