Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy / Edition 1

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Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy is a comprehensive asse ssment of the economic effects of climate change policy, addressing th e issues with a quantitative modelling approach. The book thus goes be yond the usual statements on the efficiency of economic instruments to identify the way gains and losses are distributed; who gains and who loses. Both the costs and benefits of climate change policies are anal yzed. Most papers also provide useful information on the economic feat ures of the Kyoto Protocol, its possible extensions, and the effect of different implementation strategies (such as the debate on emissions trading ceilings).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792362623
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/2000
  • Series: Economics, Energy and Environment (closed) Series, #15
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Efficiency and Equity of Climate Change Policy: an Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Assessing the Kyoto Protocol
Ch. 2 Benefits and Costs of Kyoto 17
Ch. 3 The Kyoto Protocol: A Cost-Effective Strategy for Meeting Environmental Objectives? 43
Ch. 4 Negotiating Targets, Negotiating Flex-Mex: the Economic Background of a US-EU Controversy 63
Pt. 2 Efficiency of Emission Trading Schemes
Ch. 5 International Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading - With Special Reference to the Kyoto Protocol 93
Ch. 6 Efficiency and Equity of Emissions Trading with Endogenous Technical Change 121
Ch. 7 Making Co[subscript 2] Emissions Trading More Effective: Integrating Cross-sectoral Energy Efficiency Opportunities 163
Ch. 8 Early Crediting of Emissions Reductions - a Panacea or Pandora's Box? 185
Ch. 9 Energy Market Projections and Differentiated Carbon Abatement in the European Union 199
Ch. 10 Green Electricity Certificates - A Supplement to the Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol 221
Pt. 3 International and Intergenerational Equity Issues
Ch. 11 A Dynamic Analysis of the Efficiency and Equity of Tradeable Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permits 247
Ch. 12 Equitable Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change 273
Ch. 13 Distributional Consequences of Alternative Emissions Trading Schemes 291
Ch. 14 A Different Perspective for Global Climate Policy: Combining Burden Sharing and Climate Protection 305
Ch. 15 Discounting and Sustainability in Applied IAMs 315
Policy Conclusions
Ch. 16 Integrating Climate Policies in the European Environment: A Policy Report 329
List of Contributors 363
Index 365
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