The Economics of Global Climatic Change

Author: Steve Cohn
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765624376
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This lively introduction to heterdox economics provides a critique of the standard introductory macroeconomics curriculum from the perspective of another theoretical lens. It enables students and instructors to escape the confines that most standard textbooks impose on economic analysis, and allows them to pusue and support a broader range of ideas about the causes and appropriate policy responses to a wide range of economic concerns.

The Economics of Global Climatic Change

Author: P. K. Rao
Publisher: M E Sharpe Incorporated
Format: PDF, ePub
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This timely work provides the analytical tools for developing practical, environmentally friendly economic policies. It integrates the latest scientific findings about the Global Warming Potential with advances in economic theory and methods to show how and why climate and the economy are interrelated at the local, national, and global levels. Using non-technical language and a minimum of formulas and equations, Rao explains the impact of pollution, population growth, agricultural development and other forces on the environment, and offers a framework for improvement. Coverage includes: Scientific Background; Economic Approaches; Economics of the Greenhouse Effect; Greenhouse Gas Regimes and Climate Change; International Institutional Mechanisms; The Road (or Air) Ahead.

Climate Change and the Economics of the World s Fisheries

Author: Rögnvaldur Hannesson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845428846
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To date, research on the economic implications of climate change on fisheries has been both limited and fragmented. The contributors to this volume remedy the lack of attention by investigating the economic consequences of pelagic fish fluctuations in the recent past in order to understand how to adapt and respond to future climate changes.

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.

India and Global Climate Change

Author: Michael A. Toman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136523189
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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 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.

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.

Klima und Umweltpolitik

Author: Ulrich Ranke
Publisher: Springer Spektrum
ISBN: 9783662567777
Format: PDF
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Der Klimawandel findet jetzt und überall statt ist. Das Buch legt die institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen dar, die notwendig sind, um im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel die Emissionen unter dem notwendigen Schwellwert von 2 °C zu halten. Ohne internationale Zusammenarbeit und grenzüberschreitende Initiativen wird dieses Ziel nicht zu erreichen sein. Eine Auswahl der bedeutendsten Klimaabkommen wird in diesem Buch in den naturwissenschaftlichen Kontext der Klimagenese gestellt und auf ihre sozioökonomischen und kulturellen Auswirkungen hin beleuchtet. Dazu werden zunächst die Themenfelder Klimawirkungen und die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen des Klimageschehens beschrieben. Es werden die institutionellen und technischen Instrumente der Klimaschutzpolitik diskutiert und ausführlich ausgewählte Konferenzen unter dem Dach der Vereinten Nationen dokumentiert. Nach Paris 2015 lässt sich feststellen, dass der Klimawandel nur durch eine noch umfassendere Internationalisierung beeinflusst werden kann.

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.