India and Global Climate Change: Perspectives on Economics and Policy from a Developing Country [NOOK Book]

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Though the impact of climate change will most likely be greatest with the already poor and vulnerable populations in the developing world, much of the writing about the costs and benefits of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is by Western scholars, working in advanced industrialized economies. Drawing the majority of its contributions from authors based at Indian universities and other research centers, India and ...
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India and Global Climate Change: Perspectives on Economics and Policy from a Developing Country

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Overview

Though the impact of climate change will most likely be greatest with the already poor and vulnerable populations in the developing world, much of the writing about the costs and benefits of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is by Western scholars, working in advanced industrialized economies. Drawing the majority of its contributions from authors based at Indian universities and other research centers, India and Global Climate Change provides a developing world perspective on the debate.

With a population of over one billion, and an economy that is undergoing substantial restructuring and greatly increased economic growth after a number of years of stagnation, India has an exceptional stake in the debate about climate change policy. Using the Indian example, this volume looks at such policy issues as the energy economy relationships that drive GHG emissions; the options and costs for restricting GHG emissions while promoting sustainable development; and the design of innovative mechanisms for expanded international cooperation with GHG mitigation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136523182
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Ujjayant Chakravorty is an associate professor of economics at Emory University.

Shreekant Gupta is a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an associate professor at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Michael A. Toman is a senior economist at the Inter-American Development Bank and a former fellow at Resources for the Future.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Future Energy Trends and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 11
3 Developmental Sustainability Implications of the Economic Reforms in the Energy Sector 36
4 Economic Policy Reforms: Implications for Energy Consumption 72
5 Some Issues in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Informal Energy-Using Sector 89
6 Endogenous Substitution of Energy Resources: Theory and Application to the Energy Sector 108
7 Policies for Carbon Abatement in the Presence of Regulatory Distortions: The Electricity-Generating Sector 131
8 Carbon Sequestration in Forests: Potential and Incremental Costs 166
9 Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Control Strategies Using Multicriteria Approaches 195
10 Energy Economy Model Applications: Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trends and Mitigation Costs 217
11 Incentive-Based Approaches for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Issues and Prospects 231
12 A Noncooperative Theory of Emissions-Cap Determination 259
13 The Kyoto Protocol and Developing Countries: Strategy and Equity Issues 271
14 Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Example of Short-Term and Long-Term Criteria 283
15 The Clean Development Mechanism: Issues and Options 300
16 India's Efforts to Minimize Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Policies, Measures, and Institutions 333
17 Global Climate Change: Indian Perspective Revisited and Restated 341
Afterword: Climate Change Impacts on India 349
Index 355
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Reading Group Guide

An important, original contribution to the literature on the economics of climate change policy in general and with respect to India and developing countries in particular. The breadth of coverage and expert assessment of the Indian situation on climate change policy are its most notable accomplishments.
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