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Global Warming and the Asian Pacific

Edited By: Ching-Cheng Chang, Robert Mendelsohn and Daigee Shaw

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 2003 | #137066 | ISBN: 1843764199
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Examines the problem of global warming from the perspective of Asian Pacific countries, which have shown unprecedented economic and demographic growth over the past 2 decades. Focuses on 4 main issues: baseline emissions, abatement costs, impacts of global warming, policy solutions and instruments.


Global warming and the Asian Pacific, Ching-Cheng Chang, Daigee Shaw and Robert Mendelsohn. Part 1 Baseline emissions: forecasting carbon dioxide emissions in Vietnam, Vu Xuan Quang; baseline forecasting for greenhouse gas reductions in Taiwan - a dynamic CGE analysis, Ping-Cheng Li et al; forecasting baseline CO2 emissions in Japan, Masahiro Kuroda and Koji Nomura; analysis of economic and environmental interdependency in East Asian countries, Hikaru Sakuramoto et al. Part 2 Abatement cost: effect of energy tax on CO2 emissions and economic development in Taiwan, 1999-2020, Chi-Yuan Liang and Dale W. Jorgenson; impact of carbon tax and reduced CO2 discharge on Chinese economy - a static CGW analysis, Yuxin Zheng and Gang Ma; cost of reducing CO2 emissions in Japan, Masahiro Kuroda and Koji Nomura; greenhouse gas mitigation through energy crops in the US with implications for Asian-Pacific countries, Uwe A. Schneider and Bruce A. McCarl. Part 3 Warming impacts: climate change and crop yield distribution in Taiwan, Ching-Cheng Chang and Chi-Chung Cheng; will global warming cause heat stress?, Robert Mendelsohn and Daigee Shaw; the impact of climate change on Asian Pacific countries, Robert Mendelsohn. Part 4 Policy instruments: reducing cost uncertainty and encouraging ratification of the Kyoto protocol, Raymond Kopp et al; a better alternative to Kyoto Protocol, Warwick J. McKibbin; joint implementation, clean development mechanism and the baseline - an economic analysis, Ekko C. van Ierland et al; economic issues related to design of a domestic permit trading system, Carolyn Fischer.

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