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

Overview

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.

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

1. Introduction, Dieter Helm
2. Climate change policy: a survey, Dieter Helm
3. Uncertainty and climate change policy, Alistair Ulph
The Social Cost of Carbon
4. The social cost of carbon, David Pearce
5. Climate change policy, Robert Mendelsohn
6. Climate change costs, Richard Tol
Tradable Permits and Carbon Taxes
7. The tradable permits approach to protecting the commons, Tom Tietenberg
8. Carbon trading in the policy mix, Stephen Sorrell and Jos Sijm
9. Fiscal interactions and the case for carbon taxes over grandfathered carbon permits, Ian Perry
Interventions and Command and Control
10. Renewables, technical progress and innovation, Michael Grubb
11. Energy efficiency: the evidence, Stephen DeCanio
Kyoto and After
12. Will Kyoto work?, Christoph Böhringer
13. Alternatives to Kyoto, David Victor
14. After Kyoto: what to do next, Scott Barrett
Institutional Design
15. Credible carbon taxes, Dieter Helm, Cameron Hepburn, and Richard Mash
16. The IPCC: its role and influence, Philippe Sands
17. Whither climate-change policy?, Dieter Helm
18. Integrated assessment models, Chris Hope

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