Climate-change Policy

Climate-change Policy

by Dieter Helm
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199281459

ISBN-13: 9780199281459

Pub. Date: 07/07/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The threat posed by climate change has not yet been matched by international agreements and economic policies that can deliver sharp reductions in green-house gas emissions. The Kyoto Protocol has not received support from the USA, and ratification has been delayed by Russia's reluctance to sign up- both in part because of its costs. Few European countries are on…  See more details below

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The threat posed by climate change has not yet been matched by international agreements and economic policies that can deliver sharp reductions in green-house gas emissions. The Kyoto Protocol has not received support from the USA, and ratification has been delayed by Russia's reluctance to sign up- both in part because of its costs. Few European countries are on course to meet their own national targets. Nonetheless, even if fully implemented, the Kyoto Protocol would make little difference to the carbon concentrations in the atmosphere. In consequence, there is a search for a post-Kyoto framework, new institutions and new economic policies to spread the costs and meet them in an economically efficient way. Carbon taxes and emissions trading are, in particular, being established in a number of developed countries. This volume provides an overview of the economics of climate change, the policy options, and the scope for making significant carbon reductions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199281459
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/07/2005
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Climate-change policy : a survey
2Science informing policy on climate change
3Uncertainty and climate-change policy
4Integrated assessment models
5The social cost of carbon
6The social costs of greenhouse gases : their values and policy implications
7The marginal damage costs of carbon-dioxide emissions
8The tradable-permits approach to protecting the commons : lessons for climate change
9Carbon trading in the policy mix
10Fiscal interactions and the case for carbon taxes over grandfathers carbon permits
11Tradable permits for climate change : implications for compliance, monitoring, and enforcement
12The Kyoto protocol : success or failure?
13Kyoto plus
14Credible carbon taxes
15Climate change and energy policy

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