International Trade and Climate Change Policies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Focusing on the likely impacts on trade of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, this book examines the actual and potential conflicts between whether liberalization of trade undermines the efforts of industrialised countries to mitigate climate change. It will be essential reading for environmental economists and those engaged in international environmental relations and policy.
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Overview

Focusing on the likely impacts on trade of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, this book examines the actual and potential conflicts between whether liberalization of trade undermines the efforts of industrialised countries to mitigate climate change. It will be essential reading for environmental economists and those engaged in international environmental relations and policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134191895
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 164
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Duncan Brack is head of the Energy and Environment Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Michael Grubb is an associate fellow in the Sustainable Development Programme at Chatham House and a visiting professor in Climate Change and Energy Policy at Imperial College, London. Craig Windram is the Director of E3 - Environment, Economics & Ethics - a strategic management consultancy and environmental think tank dedicated to making a business case for sustainable development.

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Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxes
About the authors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and acronyms
Summary and conclusions
1 Introduction and background 1
1.1 Climate change and the Kyoto Protocol 2
1.2 The trade and environment debate 8
1.3 International trade and climate change policies 20
2 Trade impacts of climate change policies 24
2.1 Impacts on energy markets 25
2.2 Impacts on energy-intensive goods 27
2.3 Impacts of abatement on overall trade structure and volumes 29
2.4 Effects of reduced climatic change 30
2.5 Quantifying trade impacts 31
2.6 Emissions impact and 'leakage' 34
2.7 Energy exporter impacts and 'compensation' 37
3 Energy efficiency standards and trade 42
3.1 Introduction: standards, labels and trade 42
3.2 Trade barriers 48
3.3 The politics of setting standards 55
4 Energy pricing and trade 59
4.1 Energy and carbon taxes 59
4.2 Energy taxation and international competitiveness 70
4.3 Border tax adjustments 75
4.4 Border tax adjustment and the multilateral trading system 81
4.5 Subsidies 90
5 International taxation of bunker fuels 99
5.1 Aviation bunker fuel 101
5.2 Marine bunker fuel 106
5.3 Taxation of bunker fuels 110
6 Flexibility mechanisms and trade 116
6.1 Emissions trading and the multilateral trading system 117
6.2 The flexibility mechanisms and international investment 123
7 Trade measures and the Kyoto Protocol 127
7.1 Non-compliance provisions in the climate change regime 127
7.2 The use of trade measures as an enforcement mechanism 130
7.3 Trade restrictions between parties 138
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