The Cost of Climate Policy

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Policy makers need to know as much as possible about the costs of taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As indispensable as this book will be to policy analysts, it is also an important primer for a wider range of readers interested in the economic implications of climate change.
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Overview

Policy makers need to know as much as possible about the costs of taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As indispensable as this book will be to policy analysts, it is also an important primer for a wider range of readers interested in the economic implications of climate change.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774809511
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Acronyms
Preface
Introduction
1 The Climate Change Threat: Why Reduce GHG Emissions? 3
2 The Challenges of Estimating Emission Reduction Costs 25
3 A Method for Estimating Policy Costs 149
4 National Estimates 72
5 Sectoral Estimates 100
6 Regional Estimates 141
7 Domestic Policy Options 175
8 The Next Steps: Addressing the Uncertainties of GHG Abatement Costs 199
Notes 209
Glossary 223
Selected Bibliography 229
Index 234
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