Valuing Climate Change

Author: Samuel Fankhauser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134168373
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Within only a few years, global warming has emerged from scientific speculation into an environmental threat of worldwide concern. Yet the scientific community remains uncertain as to the long-term trends and effects of climate change, and this uncertainty has been seized on as justification for inaction by an international community reluctant to bear the costs of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Valuing Climate Change presents concrete, economic evidence of the need for action. Fankhauser assesses the costs of a doubling of GHG emissions to be a significant percentage of gross world product; a figure which he then compares to the costs of reducing emissions. In his comparison, he looks at regional as well as global estimates of damage, and takes account of the non-climate change benefits of GHG reductions, such as a switch in the energy sector to cleaner technologies or renewable fuels, and the impacts on transport, with reduced congestion and improved air quality. It is clear that the stakes are high, and Fankhauser believes that tougher targets may be needed than those set out in the Framework Convention on Climate Change. He assesses the optimum policy responses to GHG reduction, the likely instruments for achieving it and the potential for international cooperation in dealing with the problems. This is a major contribution to the rapidly changing debate on global warming.

The Economics of Global Environmental Change

Author: Karl W. Steininger
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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'In this volume, the editors set out to describe the international implications of environmental change and the resulting need for an international solution. . . of particular value is the section on land use change as well as the comparison of cooperative and non cooperative solutions to climate change. All chapters have extensive bibliographies. . . Highly recommended.' - B.J. Peterson, Choice

Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization

Author: David A. Raitzer
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292573055
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Climate change is a global concern of special relevance to Southeast Asia, a region that is both vulnerable to the effects of climate change and a rapidly increasing emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This study focuses on five countries of Southeast Asia that collectively account for 90% of regional GHG emissions in recent years---Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It applies two global dynamic economy–energy–environment models under an array of scenarios that reflect potential regimes for regulating global GHG emissions through 2050. The modeling identifies the potential economic costs of climate inaction for the region, how the countries can most efficiently achieve GHG emission mitigation, and the consequences of mitigation, both in terms of benefits and costs. Drawing on the modeling results, the study analyzes climate-related policies and identifies how further action can be taken to ensure low-carbon growth.

Warming the World

Author: William D. Nordhaus
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262640541
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This book presents in detail a pair of models of the economics of climate change. Themodels, called RICE-99 (for the Regional Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and the Economy) andDICE-99 (for the Dynamic Integrated Model of Climate and the Economy) build on the authors' earlierwork, particularly their RICE and DICE models of the early 1990s.

Managing the Global Commons

Author: William D. Nordhaus
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262140553
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Provides a detailed analysis of the DICE model (Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and the Economy) as well as an extensive analysis of the model's results.

The Climate Casino

Author: William D. Nordhaus
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300203810
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Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.div /DIVdivBringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change./DIVdiv /DIVdivNordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming./DIV

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change

Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012811875X
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The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change: Adaptation, Global Public Goods, Breakthrough Technologies, and Policy-Making shows readers how to understand mitigation strategies emerging from global warming policy discussions and the ways that changing climate conditions can alter these strategies. Through quantitative analyses, case studies and policy examples, this bottom-up approach to climate change economics gives readers the tools to create effective responses to global warming. This self-contained book on the topic covers key scientific and economic subjects in an applied, innovative and immediately relevant fashion. Unravels individual behaviors and national policies about global warming by evaluating their evolving motives and incentives Provides an economic analysis of the ways individuals makes decisions when faced with climate change Details a full range of alternative economic and policy responses, placing them in an integrated conceptual and policy framework

The Economics of Climate Change

Author: Nicholas Stern
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521700809
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Independent, rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of climate change.